Capital Campaigns Course Fall 2022 (12 sessions)

  • Thursday, October 27, 2022
  • 1:00 PM
  • Thursday, April 20, 2023
  • 3:00 PM
  • Online via Zoom - 12 virtual sessions
  • 8



A capital campaign is, perhaps one of, if not, the greatest undertaking an organization can do in its lifetime.  Nonprofits have one opportunity to “get it right” and approach donors, prospective donors, and the general community with a compelling case and sound plan. 

What is a capital campaign? A capital campaign, by bloomerang definition, is an intense effort on the part of a nonprofit organization to raise significant dollars in a specified period of time. Usually the money raised is to fund acquiring or renovating a building, but often the campaign’s focus is on building an endowment for the future.

If your organization is thinking about planning for a capital campaign this course is for you.

The Benefits:

This course, led by a Nonprofit Network Capacity Building Consultant, will follow a capital campaign syllabus designed to review all elements of a capital campaign.  Sessions will include structured conversations and participants will gain knowledge around key topics including: 

  • feasibility studies
  • factors in working (or not) with a campaign consultant
  • organizational readiness; case for support
  • prospect identification
  • campaign leadership, phases and planning
  • one-on-one personal asks
  • lower end asks
  • special event utilization
  • campaign materials
  • appropriate thank you and recognition
  • staff involvement
  • concluding a campaign

Appropriate for: Executive Directors, Development Directors, and leadership volunteers who have had a minimum of 3 years of fundraising experience including one-on-one asks of individual donors, successful experience with and infrastructure for collecting and stewarding annual gifts, major gifts, corporate gifts and preferably solicitation of planned gifts.

*Not appropriate for organizations outside the United States since these sessions are based in and around the US culture.

12 Virtual Sessions - Participants commit to working on homework between meetings.  Materials will be provided unless otherwise noted in the syllabus.

Dates and Times: Will be announced and run approximately every two weeks for 6 to 7 months. 

This sessions groups and times were determined by survey responses.


How This Works*

Capital Campaign Courses will be created with a minimum of 6 and no more than 8 people.  Groups will form based on the information provided in the interest form, so event times and dates are just examples.
The 12 virtual sessions will be held over a 6 - 8 month period with each session, lasting 2 hours with the exception of the first (90 minutes) and the final (60 minutes). Registration closes one week prior in order for all final steps to be prepared on-time.

If you would like more information or to speak with someone in more depth about a capital campaign please email Tracey and she will set-up a call with our consultant,


Cost/s:  The course is led by NN's Capacity Building Consultant who has more than 30 years of fund development experience and has worked on several capital campaigns. 

Members of NN Participation cost is $1,200 per person.

Non-Members of NN Participation cost is $1,500 per person

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Presented by - 

Sharon Castle
Capacity Builder

Sharon has been providing nonprofit leaders designs for success for over thirty years. She brings lessons lived and learned, a proven wealth of knowledge and an overflowing toolbox that she enthusiastically offers to her audience. Being an excellent listener, she deeply understands the issues facing today’s leaders. She is committed to sharing her craft and passion. People always comment how quickly the time passes with Sharon and wish for more. Read more about Sharon HERE

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