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Rooted in our 25 years of fundraising experience and in our mission to serve Christian communities through our knowledge and experience, our Fellowship Insights page features the latest Fellowship Development fundraising advice from our team of experts, case studies and helpful insight to consider as you plan your next campaign.

Five steps to conducting a spirit-led capital campaign for your Christian church

By Fellowship Insights

Launching a capital campaign for your Christian church is a significant endeavor that requires spiritual grounding and strategic planning. A spirit-led capital campaign seeks not only to raise funds but to deepen the faith and commitment of the church community. This guide outlines five essential steps to ensure your campaign is aligned with God’s will and purpose, from the foundation of prayer to the continuous reporting of impact. By focusing on prayer, listening to the congregation, inviting stewardship, expressing gratitude and maintaining transparency, your church can successfully conduct a spirit-led capital campaign that glorifies God and strengthens its mission. Prayer:…

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2024 Christian fundraising trends to watch

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With inflation returning to normal levels, 2024 promises to be a great year for fundraising, especially for Christian churches, schools and nonprofits. Here are four Christian fundraising trends to watch in 2024: Renew your commitment to stewardship: At Fellowship Development, stewardship is at the heart of what we do. Our onsite, full-service approach works best when filtered through a Christo-centric, stewardship-focused lens. Stewardship is more than cultivating a culture of financial giving; it means creating the avenues that allow all to share from the many ways that God gives abundantly. In our 26 years as a firm, we’ve found that…

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Fellowship Development to attend the Outcomes Conference

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Fellowship Development will be attending the Outcomes Conference in Jacksonville, Florida. We are excited to return to this event. We attended in 2023 before officially launching. Fellowship Development, a division of the Steier Group, partners with Christian churches, schools and nonprofits to inspire believers in building the kingdom through onsite, full-service capital campaign management. Rooted in Jesus Christ and Scripture, we provide customized planning studies and capital campaigns which raise funds to advance your mission while fostering the faith of your community. “I had a blessed time attending the Outcomes Conference in 2023 and can’t wait to attend again this…

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Fellowship Development to attend 2024 Episcopal Parish Network Conference

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Fellowship Development is excited to attend the 2024 Episcopal Parish Network Conference in Houston, Texas. “We love working with and supporting the mission of the Episcopal church,” said Brendan Manson, President of Fellowship Development. “I look forward to connecting with Episcopalians from across the country in Houston this year.” Fellowship Development, a division of the Steier Group, partners with Christian churches, schools and nonprofits to inspire believers in building the kingdom through onsite, full-service capital campaign management. Rooted in Jesus Christ and Scripture, we provide customized planning studies and capital campaigns which raise funds to advance your mission while fostering…

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Fellowship Development to attend Faith and Fundraising Conference 2024

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Fellowship Development will be attending the Faith and Fundraising Conference 2024 in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. “Our faith-filled approach to capital campaigns will fit in perfectly with the Faith and Fundraising Conference,” said Brendan Manson, President of Fellowship Development. “We are excited to attend this conference for the first time.” Fellowship Development, a division of the Steier Group, partners with Christian churches, schools and nonprofits to inspire believers in building the kingdom through onsite, full-service capital campaign management. Rooted in Jesus Christ and Scripture, we provide customized planning studies and capital campaigns which raise funds to advance your mission while…

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Ten reasons to hire a capital campaign firm instead of doing it yourself

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When considering a capital campaign for your organization, the decision between managing it in-house or hiring a professional capital campaign firm is pivotal. While there are merits to both approaches, enlisting the services of an experienced capital campaign firm like Fellowship Development can significantly benefit your organization. 1. Maximized fundraising potential: When it comes to raising funds, the primary goal of any capital campaign, careful planning and execution are essential. By partnering with Fellowship Development, you gain access to experts who specialize in exceeding fundraising goals while increasing stewardship awareness. Our firm’s expertise ensures that your community can secure more…

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Choosing the right capital campaign partner: Onsite, full-service campaign management vs. consultancy model

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Conducting a capital campaign is a major endeavor that can significantly impact the spiritual and material life of your organization and the people you serve. Therefore, it is essential to seek and find a capital campaign firm that aligns with your unique organization. Capital campaign firms are diverse, just like the clients and communities they serve. It is crucial to differentiate between two primary and distinct models of conducting campaigns: onsite, full-service campaign management consultancy model Fellowship Development is a Christian, onsite, full-service capital campaign management firm. We combine expert and experienced fundraising counsel with hands-on, campaign management customized to…

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Inspiring stewardship

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For Fellowship Development, stewardship is the key to fundraising success. A capital campaign that only raises funds is not a fully successful effort, even if it hits goal. Our aim, with every campaign we run, is to inspire stewardship in the supporters of our partners. We hope that they grow into a deeper relationship with God, the Christian Church and your organization’s specific mission through stewardship. Inspiring stewardship is a tenet of the work that we do. We view campaigns as a ministry, an opportunity to build the kingdom and serve communities across the country through stewardship, fundraising and development….

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Serving your organization, building the kingdom

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Fellowship Development knows the importance of your mission. Your organization has the greatest calling as your guiding principle: sharing the love of Jesus Christ and assisting him in building the kingdom. This call comes from Jesus’ Sermon on the Mount, “But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you.” (Matthew 6:33) Jesus speaks these words in the context of God’s generous care for all people. As God cares for all creation, how much more does the Father care for His people, Jesus asks. Seeking the kingdom first When believers organize…

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