Authors: Linda Lysakowski, ACFRE and Judith Snyder, MPS, CFRE
Publish Date: 2002
Publisher: Association for Fundraising Professionals
Every development officer who is launching a capital campaign needs to keep this handy guide at their fingertips. Its bulleted, scannable format will help you quickly assess your organization's internal and external readiness for a successful capital campaign: Are you ready for them? Internal readiness topics include organizational structure, giving history, staffing, the board, non-board volunteers, public image and the organization's level of technology.
Are they ready for you? External readiness covers preliminary planning, making the case, planning study interviews, and hiring and working with consultants. The booklet includes a handy Campaign Readiness Evaluation checklist, to identify if your organization is ready (or not!) to conduct a campaign.