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Capital Campaigns - Are You Really Ready?

A capital campaign seems like a surefire way to build that building, create that endowment, or launch that new program. But leaping before looking is a sure path to failure.

  • How can you assess your organization's readiness for a capital campaign?
  • What can your organization do to become ready? What about a feasibility study?
  • Will a campaign take away from the annual fund?
  • Does crowdfunding come in to play?
  • And will the Executive Director and Development Director really be able to add ‘capital campaign’ to their already packed job descriptions?

Betsy McNamara, Principal of Full Circle Consulting has hard-won experience to share. A skilled fundraiser with almost 30 years in the field and a veteran of more than 15 capital campaigns, Betsy will walk participants through the elements of a successful capital campaign and traps to avoid.

Participants will come away from this workshop with an understanding of how a campaign works, what it means to be campaign-ready, and what steps they may need to take to get their organization to campaign readiness.

About the Presenter

Betsy McNamra

Betsy McNamara is a Principal of Full Circle Consulting, offering clarifying, down-to-earth solutions to nonprofits ready to reach the next level. Betsy has been fundraising for nonprofit organizations since 1988 and has raised tens of millions of dollars for organizations in education, human services, affordable housing, the arts, and land conservation. Betsy serves on the board of the NH Community Loan Fund and Community Bridges and is a past board member of CONFR and the New Hampshire Coalition against Domestic and Sexual Violence.


Date/Time: Thursday, March 5, 2020 - 1:00pm to 4:30 pm
Location: League of NH Craftsmen , Concord
Fees: Members: $75; Not-yet-members: $125

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