filtered by Capital Campaigns
By Nick Sollog
ECF Capital Campaign Consultant Nick Sollog relates his experience with a church that was in the middle of a feasibility study when their rector was elected Bishop of another diocese. All hope was not lost! The vestry found two chairs to lead the campaign, which not only reached its primary goal but its challenge goal too.
By Jerry Campbell
Jerry Campbell writes about St. Mark’s Episcopal Church and how it will be able to open a new parish center. St. Mark’s story is comprised of four pieces, with the capital campaign facilitated by ECF being the final piece of the puzzle.
By Joe Merlino
Joe Merlino talks about discernment in his first blog post for ECF. A capital campaign consultant, Joe meets with parishes that often have tried various approaches before turning to ECF. Here he explains the holistic approach he uses with parishes.
By Kim Hanson
Is geography destiny for a capital campaign? In the case of Camp Wingmann, a small Episcopal summer camp in the Diocese of Central Florida, the answer happily was no.
By Charles Fisher
A great way to deal with anxiety is to bring it into the open - expect anxiety, and ensure concerns and ideas continue to be heard.
By Linda Buskirk
I have learned that the time spent in congregational discernment - reflecting on our questions in light of scripture, prayer, and the counsel of others - is incredibly valuable to the final success of whatever it is we are questioning, including a capital campaign.
By Janet Lombardo
Communities often get tied up by their buildings, unwilling to see that new life can be had when we free ourselves from their constraints.
By Mike Chalk
Every so often the leadership of a congregation decides that it is necessary to spend some valuable time discerning what needs to be addressed.
By Linda Buskirk
I invite all of you engaged in ministry of any kind to include that role on your “what I am thankful for list” this week.
By Sarah Townsend Leach
I had just attended my first service with a six-week old baby, and I would see things with new eyes from now on in every church I visited thereafter.