How Do You Choose A Capital Campaign Consultant?

choiceroadsignYou’re ready to get started planning and implementing your church’s capital campaign. That means it’s also time to consider having a campaign specialist help you guide the process and keep you on the right path. There are several key areas you should assess to be sure the consultant is the right fit for your congregation.

Talking the Talk:
One of the most important areas to assess is whether or not your consultant knows the language of the church. Can they guide you through the steps and maintain the credibility of your membership? Do they understand the roles and the authority given in the Presbyterian church?

Walking the Walk:
Our Presbyterian reformed theology leads us to a unique understanding of money and possessions and the responsibility members have to fulfill the Great Commission. Does your consultant talk more about sacrifice or grace, generosity, and abundance?

Sharing the Walk:
It’s important your consultant shows the proper respect for the existing church culture of possessions and stewardship. Does your consultant want you to follow exacting “rules” for raising funds? Or, do they bring an open-minded attitude of best practices and compromises to fit your culture?

Be Wary of the Easy Way:
If an offer seems too good to be true, it probably is. The best fundraising process is usually custom-designed to meet your specific needs, rather than a cookie-cutter or off-the-shelf process.

CCS understands what it takes to create a successful capital campaign. For over 50 years, we have been helping our churches – big and small – across the country achieve their goals. Call us at 888-558-6873 to discuss your next campaign.