Out with Traditional Consulting, In with Capital Campaign Pro
Celebrate with us!
We’re approaching our 5th anniversary, and we’re growing up…
Capital Campaign Toolkit is now Capital Campaign Pro
More than five years ago, we had our first conversation about creating an online toolkit that would guide nonprofit leaders through their capital campaigns.
We had both been in the fundraising business for decades and we were frustrated by the standard consulting models.
Like many professional consultants, capital campaign consultants doled out dribs and drabs of information to their clients and charged high prices to share their knowledge. For the most part, consultants kept their clients in the dark about how campaigns really worked.
An amazing opportunity
We saw an opportunity to pull back the curtain on the secretive world of campaign consulting and share all that important campaign information online. And the Capital Campaign Toolkit was born! The Toolkit provided a complete library of downloadable documents, organized in an accessible, user-friendly way.
We looked to organizations like TurboTax, Legal Zoom, and WebMD as models for providing professional services of the future. We asked ourselves:
“How could we provide professional expertise in a more effective, efficient, affordable, and equitable way?”
In addition to the online toolkit, clients needed experienced guidance and support. So, we added expert advisors who would work virtually with clients. Even prior to Covid, we anticipated a future in remote, virtual consulting.
Decades of Capital Campaign Experience
We specifically looked for consultants who had decades of campaign experience. We believed that experienced advisors could work with their clients through video conferencing. Not only was it convenient and cost-effective, but we found it to be remarkably efficient and effective.
Using the online toolkit as the skeleton and structure for the campaign, clients also had an experienced partner to guide them through the process, step by step.
But we weren’t done yet!
Once we saw the power of virtual meetings, we added weekly peer-learning groups, so our clients could learn from and celebrate with one another.
Thus, three elements combined to form a comprehensive support system and a community for our clients:
- Online materials
- Expert advising
- Peer learning
Today, we are a growing team of 12 expert campaign advisors who have worked with hundreds of clients in the United States, Canada, and Australia.
So Much More than a Toolkit
Now nonprofit leaders seeking to run successful capital campaigns can rely on our new model, starting with a Guided Feasibility Study (another innovation from our team). With a comprehensive support system of expert advising, online tools, and peer support, we turn our clients into capital campaign pros!
And so, we’re transitioning from Capital Campaign Toolkit to Capital Campaign Pro:
It’s a name and sentiment that more fully captures the embracing nature of our services; a name that celebrates you and your capacity to conduct a successful capital campaign.
Welcome to Capital Campaign Pro!
Thank you for being with us through this remarkable journey. We look forward to continuing to support you and your team through campaigns for years and years to come.
Amy Eisenstein and Andrea Kihlstedt
Co-Founders, Capital Campaign Pro
Get the support you need to succeed.
With our approach, you get all the tools and materials — plus guidance by an expert — to make your campaign a success.
Terry Grady says
All the best with the makeover
Kristine Chandler says
SHAPE SHIFT THE INDUSTRY!
Laresa Griffin says
I love the new look! It really suits you all and the professional services you provide! Congratulations on five years, too!