Capital Campaign Pro is available to speak at your next conference, webinar, or event.
Our team of experts has decades of experience, and is happy to share that knowledge with your community.
Whether it’s a keynote, breakout session, full-day workshop or a podcast interview, we’re available to speak on all things capital campaigns, feasibility studies, top sector trends, and more!
Capital Campaigns: Top Trends and Best Practices to Help You Plan a Successful Campaign
Is there a capital campaign in your future? If so, you want to be prepared. Campaigns have specific strategy, best practices, and patterns and we have the data to back it up. Don’t miss this groundbreaking session where Amy Eisenstein, ACFRE will share the latest research, trends, and best practices for planning an effective and efficient capital campaign.
Happiness, Habits, and Fundraising: Strategies to Help You Survive and Thrive
Do you ever feel insecure about fundraising?
Do you want to build your confidence and feel inspired?
Would you like to improve your work habits so you can raise more money?
If so, you will not want to miss Amy Eisenstein, ACFRE, as she shares stories and insight on working with donors, as well as staying motivated as you work toward changing the world through philanthropy.
The Future of Fundraising – the Top Trends Impacting Nonprofit Leaders, Today and Tomorrow
In this session, Amy Eisenstein, ACFRE will explore emerging research, strategies, and technologies that are revolutionizing fundraising efforts. From the adoption of digital platforms and social media engagement to the rise of artificial intelligence and data analytics, our discussion will provide nonprofit leaders with a roadmap to navigate the evolving fundraising ecosystem.
You will gain valuable insights that will empower you to adapt, thrive, and elevate your organization’s impact in the ever-changing world of philanthropy. Don’t miss this opportunity to stay ahead of the curve and revolutionize your approach to fundraising for a brighter, more sustainable future.
Breakouts, Webinars, and Podcasts
The State of Capital Campaigns 2023-24
In the world of fundraising, myths often shroud the truth, creating unnecessary barriers and misconceptions.
Capital campaigns are no exception.
That’s why we surveyed a cohort of nonprofits across the United States and Canada, all in various phases of a capital campaign, to produce the inaugural State of Capital Campaigns Benchmark Report.
In this session, we’ll sift through the most interesting insights gleaned from the study. You’ll come away with benchmarks with which to compare your organization.
- What are the primary drivers of capital campaigns?
- Are capital campaigns typically successful?
- How is the annual fund impacted both during and after a capital campaign?
- Is a high-powered/big-money board necessary for campaign success?
- What impact did the global pandemic and a possible recession have on capital campaign planning?
- Does conducting a feasibility study matter?
- How diverse are campaign committees?
- Do small shops ($1MM or less in annual revenue) fare better or worse?
How to Plan and Implement A Successful Campaign With a Small Development Team
Are you considering a capital campaign, but feeling nervous because you have a small development team (or you’re a team of one)?
In this session, you will learn how to plan and implement a successful campaign one step at a time from campaign expert, Amy Eisenstein, ACFRE and Jacqueline House of Safe Children Coalition, Inc.
They will share how they implemented strategies to raise over $9MM with strategic campaign coaching and online resources, including lessons learned and offer specific tips for your campaign. You will leave with a step-by-step guide and plan for getting your campaign started.
The Fundraiser’s Guide to Do-It-Yourself Capital Campaigns
So your organization is thinking about a capital campaign.
But the concept of engaging a consultant doesn’t feel right for you or your organization.
Can you still be successful?
In this session, we will outline the scenarios in which a nonprofit truly does (and does not) need to hire a campaign consultant. You’ll be introduced to the resources and frameworks available that enable internal teams and volunteers to plan and execute a successful capital campaign.
- How to diagnose your organization’s needs, and your personal capabilities
- The difference between staff and consultant roles/responsibilities
- Navigating board and leadership opinions on hiring a consultant
- The current landscape of available alternatives to consultants, including trainings and resources
Set Your Campaign Up for Success: 3 All-Important Pre-Campaign Strategies
You lay the groundwork for your campaign long before you start asking for gifts. In this session, we’ll lay out three important ways to tip the campaign scales in your favor.
If your organization is just flirting with the idea of a capital campaign then this is the perfect session for you. Take it to heart and you’ll greatly increase your chances of success!
- Identify the handful of people who can make your campaign success all but inevitable
- Engage those people long before your campaign has been fully formed
- Create the elements of a pre-campaign plan
A Better Feasibility Study Model: The Secret to Building Deeper Relationships with Donors
Do you really need an outside consultant to interview your biggest and best potential donors? There’s a better way to test the case and the goal for your campaign!
Join us as we debunk a number of prevailing myths about feasibility studies. You’ll learn how you can leverage this critical, early campaign planning tool to truly build relationships with the philanthropists in your community and get a serious jump-start on your campaign.
- The pros and cons of traditional fundraising feasibility studies
- The two feasibility study models and how to pick the best for your organization
- The important role a feasibility study plays in successful campaigns
Six Things You Should Do to Get Your Board Ready for a Capital Campaign
If you’re planning a capital campaign, your board members are likely to be anxious. All board members want to know the answers to a few key questions. And when they have the answers to their questions, they’re more likely to support your campaign.
In this session, we’ll give you simple and effective ways to get your board members ready for a campaign.
- How to train your board about capital campaign fundraising
- How to set a board giving goal for your campaign
- How to define appropriate roles for board members in the capital campaign
Meet the Speakers
Amy Eisenstein, ACFRE, is the CEO and Co-Founder of Capital Campaign Pro. Since 2008, she has consulted for nonprofit organizations on capital campaigns and major gift fundraising. She is a frequent speaker at national and local conferences and has authored several books on fundraising including, Major Gift Fundraising for Small Shops.
Andrea Kihlstedt is an author, trainer and coach in capital campaign fundraising. Andrea has been in the fundraising profession for more than 30 years. She is co-founder of Asking Matters, Capital Campaign Masters and Capital Campaign Pro.
Steven Shattuck is the Director of Engagement at Capital Campaign Pro. A recognized thought-leader in the nonprofit sector, he has over 15 years of experience advising nonprofits on donor communications, data management, and digital content.