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FND 270 | Tools for Conducting a Winning Capital Campaign

This course will help you consider all variables for planning and executing a capital campaign. You will examine timelines (how long will a capital campaign take, from planning to ribbon cutting?), understand the importance of conducting a feasibility study (what is the viable donor base for our campaign?), perform an internal audit of fundraising programs (do we have—both inside and outside of the Development department—strong, appropriate systems and the right people in place to manage a successful capital campaign?), and be guided on building a strong and diverse campaign team of staff and volunteers (what will be everyone's responsibilities?). The course will explore the importance and content of construction budgets (how do we develop a working estimate, and then how do we refine that to a definite figure?) and donor recognition structures (how will we handle naming opportunities, sponsorships, and other ways to recognize donors?), and assess the campaign’s ability to demonstrate connection to mission (how does the result of our capital campaign add to the organization's impact?).

April 14 Class: Due to COVID-19 safety precautions, this class will be offered online via Zoom. Registrants will be emailed the day before their class with detailed instructions and the Zoom meeting link. Please note the time for the Zoom classes will be provided in the email.

GCN is actively monitoring information from the CDC and health department and we understand that the situation is fluid, so we plan to be in contact with any changes.  


By the end of this course, you will be able to…

  • Develop a realistic timeline for your capital campaign.
  • Assess your organization's readiness for a capital campaign by determining the viable donor base for your campaign and evaluating your systems and processes.
  • Identify the roles and responsibilities of staff, board, contractors, ambassadors, and other volunteers in your campaign.


  • Executive Directors /CEOs
  • Development Directors/Officers/VPs
  • Other Development support staff
  • Board finance, fundraising, facilities, and capital-campaign committee chairs


  • Postponed: new dates to be announced


Georgia Center for Nonprofits
100 Peachtree Street NW
Suite 1500
Atlanta, GA 30303
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Registration Details

Member: $150  
Nonmember: $175

Questions? Contact us at [email protected] or 678-916-3081.