... by direct giving
First published on this website in April 2007 and last updated in March 2017
An article about funding for one-off capital projects (church building, community plans, mission placement abroad). It assumes the bulk of the giving is to come from the congregation.
The vision – shared vision – possessions – the cost of giving
B: Choices to make
1 Do we ask the congregation alone or look further afield?
2 Do we seek only direct giving or allow events/sponsorship?
3 Do we ban earmarked giving or welcome it?
4 Do we ask people to give from revenue or capital?
5 Do we add a second project for mission work elsewhere?
6 Do we go for the quick kill or the careful campaign?
7 Do we fund-raise or faith-raise?
C: An action checklist
Sell the vision – keep everyone in touch – include all – encourage giving – organise a Gift Day – plan well ahead
Here is the link to this item: A16 - Funding a capital project.pdf
This article has been updated in March 2017 with minor amendments throughout the text.