Six months ago our steering committee made inquiries of and read through the promotional material from numerous companies dedicated to helping congregations with capital fund drives. We conducted face to face interviews with four firms and narrowed the choice between Klote and another high profile firm. The key difference between the two was the additional cost to having an associate on site for the entire campaign. At first our evaluation focused upon the additional cost until one member re-framed the conversation to center upon additional value.
We chose to invest in having an on-site partner. The benefits gained from choosing James D. Klote & Associates exceeded expectations. Our Klote partner helped us build a spiritual foundation and then provided necessary guidance to stay on schedule, maintain enthusiasm, gather a wide array of volunteers, and move steadily towards our campaign goal.
We recommend James D. Klote & Associates to any congregation where capital fund needs surface the question, “How can we ever achieve that amount?” We will call upon them when the next season for building renovation arrives.
St. Matthew's Lutheran Church
Charleston, South Carolina