Perspectives – Fall 2017 Issue
Welcome to the Fall 2017 edition of our online newsletter. We are delighted that you continue to follow the services our firm provides to churches throughout the United States, Canada and Europe.
As we near the end of 2017 and the cold winter months are near, James D. Klote & Associates would like to take this opportunity to acknowledge the great successes we and our clients have had this year. Our experienced, professional Directors consulted on many projects around the country this year that were extremely successful; and the year is still not over. We also are so thankful for all of friendships we have made, the wonderful testimonials we’ve received, and the trust that each one of our clients has in us.
We hope you will take the time to read the articles written by our dedicated consultants in this issue of “PERSPECTIVES”. Our goal in providing this online newsletter is to educate our readers of the in’s and out’s of capital campaigns as well as share with you our own personal experiences regarding campaigns and how we handle them. We hope that we can shed some light on your next steps.
We hope each of you enjoy the holiday season and that it wraps you in joy, happiness and love.
Blessings to all,
The Scouts Had It Right! “Be Prepared”
By: Dan Reese
Back in 1907, a British war hero, Robert Baden-Powell began training boys and young men in camping, patriotism and chivalry, among other character traits, and the Scouting movement was begun. Many of my friends were in the Scouting movement and I came to know that the Scouting motto is “Be Prepared”. This is a fitting motto for life and when it comes to Capital Stewardship Campaigns, I believe it is a critical component to a successful campaign. Read more…
Ensuring a Successful Campaign
By: Wayne Spaulding
As congregations, and their leadership, consider undertaking a Capital Campaign, they must inevitably ask themselves, “What does it take to be successful?” And they need to feel confident in that answer before committing to going forward.
There are the obvious answers to the question of what does it take to be successful, such as a compelling need, a strong case-statement and a solid plan. These responses tend to focus on what could be accomplished through a successful capital campaign. Stated in the opposite, church members won’t support things they don’t consider vital, crucial or required. Read more…