A capital campaign raises money that a nonprofit organization uses for any physical asset, such as purchasing or renovating a building. It's a critical part of managing in the nonprofit sector. This introductory-level course covers the key terminology and practices surrounding running a successful capital campaign within a nonprofit organization. You will learn about the phases of conducting a capital campaign (evaluation, feasibility study, organization, solicitation, and post-campaign activities) as well as how to avoid common pitfalls in capital campaigns.
After completing this course, you'll be able to:
- Explain the five phases of a capital campaign
- Define what a feasibility study is and why one should be conducted prior to a capital campaign
- Discuss what role consultants can play in conducting a feasibility study
- Describe important factors for evaluating consultants
- Explain how tools like a gift range chart can help to organize campaign solicitations
- Describe the different types of leadership teams and committees that may be formed to support a capital campaign
- Discuss different techniques that can be used to troubleshoot a stalled capital campaign
- Understand what is required for a successful solicitation meeting
Upon completion of the course, learners may be eligible for:
- IACET CEUs: 0.3 (Contact Hours: 3 hours)
- HRCI Credits: 3 (Type: Specified - Strategic Business)
- SHRM PDCs: 3
- CFRE Points: 3
Learners must achieve an average test score of at least 70% to meet the minimum successful completion requirement and qualify to receive IACET CEUs.
This course is offered through our curriculum partner, MindEdge, Inc. MindEdge was founded in 1998 by Harvard and MIT educators with a mission to improve the way the world learns. Since then, more than three million learners have participated in MindEdge programs.
Registered students will receive individualized communication with further instructions to help you prepare for class.