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Our Approach

Christian, onsite, full-service capital campaign management

Personalized, attentive and faith-focused service. Customized capital campaign strategies based in biblical stewardship. Ongoing attention, even after a campaign ends. With every new partnership, we stay focused on delivering the right set of services for your needs. Our objective for every client is to build and execute a successful campaign that achieves your goals and supports the people you serve as they work together to build the kingdom.

How do we do it? Through a balanced combination of a Christ-centered foundation, project management that is results oriented, an incarnational connection, a focus on the spirituality of stewardship and the right faith-filled people collaborating as a team. All with an onsite, full-service approach that is best suited for capital campaign success.

Christ-Centered Foundation

At the core of our approach lies a foundational belief: that every endeavor should ultimately glorify God. Capital campaigns, as it suggests, should be about much more than raising funds. They should serve as vessels for igniting and nurturing faith within individuals and communities alike. Rooted in Christian faith and biblical teaching, our approach seeks to channel the passion for Christ into campaigns that genuinely build God’s kingdom. This Christocentric focus sets us apart from secular alternatives and renders our campaigns as a beacon of hope for Christian churches, schools and nonprofits.

“Every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father” (Phil. 2:11)

Results-Oriented Project Management More than words

Recognizing that many churches lack the resources, time and expertise that a successful campaign requires, our approach delivers more than mere counsel. We provide full-service project management, enabling faith leaders to focus on nurturing their community’s spiritual and pastoral care.

“My Father is still working, and I also am working” (John 5:17)

Incarnational Connection

Our fundraising philosophy is firmly grounded in the belief that fundraising is a personal and relational endeavor, rather than a mere transactional one. Therefore, we place paramount importance on being physically present and available to our clients. Through our incarnational-partner approach, a dedicated and faith-filled campaign manager becomes an integral part of the faith community, working closely with the staff and congregation throughout the campaign. This hands-on approach involves the campaign director working with you at your location three days a week throughout the duration of the campaign, serving as a tangible expression of our unwavering commitment to being genuine partners in the mission. It bridges the gap between faith and action and transforms it from a mere symbol into a living embodiment of the faith journey, one that we walk together every step of the way.

“The Word became flesh and dwelt among us” (John 1:14)

Stewardship Spirituality

Fellowship Development’s fundraising approach not only yields financial results but also fosters Gospel joy. At the heart of campaigns lies the spirituality of stewardship, which instills in people a renewed sense of joy and gratitude for all that God has entrusted to our care as stewards, not owners. Giving back to God through the stewardship of time, talent, and treasure becomes a joyful endeavor, echoing 2 Corinthians 9:7: “God loves a cheerful giver.” This stewardship-centered approach is not just about fundraising; it’s about nurturing the spirit of joyful giving and reflecting God’s abundant love.

“And God blessed them” (Gen 1:28)

Team Collaboration

Just as the Body of Christ does not consist of one member but many, a capital campaign should not rely on an individual but should be guided by a cohesive team of faith-driven men and women enriched with a diversity of expertise.

“For the body does not consist of one member but of many” (1 Cor 12:14)

Our Services

Fellowship Development partners with Christian churches, schools and nonprofits to inspire believers in building the kingdom through stewardship, fundraising and development. Rooted in Jesus Christ and biblical teaching, we provide customized planning studies and capital campaigns which raise funds to advance your mission while fostering Christian stewardship and the faith of your community.

Campaign Planning Studies

A planning study lays the groundwork for a successful capital campaign by:

  • Forecasting how much your campaign could raise
  • Testing support for your proposed campaign goals
  • Gauging donor giving capacity through wealth research
Customized Capital Campaigns

We’ll develop a campaign customized for your organization. We’ll take the time to know your history, mission and community. Fellowship Development manages campaigns for every need ranging from new construction and renovation to debt reduction and endowments.

Everything You Need to Succeed, Under One Roof

We founded our firm on the belief that the best capital campaign is one that is well-planned, organized and coordinated by one team, under one roof. When you hire Fellowship Development, you eliminate the need to hire additional staff or contract with additional vendors for services like video production, grant writing, brochure design or wealth screening. We are pleased to provide a comprehensive suite of services, including:

  • Foundation research and grant writing
  • Graphic design and layout
  • Stewardship counsel and materials
  • Appeal strategies
  • Leadership, staff and volunteer training
  • Planned giving counsel and materials
  • Social media strategies
  • Special event planning
  • Copywriting and editing
  • Press releases and media relations counsel
  • Donor research and wealth screening
  • Database cleanup
  • English/Spanish translation
  • Video production
Onsite, full-service model

At Fellowship Development, we combine expertise with incarnational, personalized, hands-on, full-service campaign management to customize a campaign for your unique needs, values and goals. All while serving alongside you, on site three times each week.

Fellowship Development’s method:

  • Onsite, personalized partnership: Work alongside your team, fostering a deep understanding of your needs.
  • Dedicated attention: Full-time onsite campaign manager exclusively assigned to your project.
  • Comprehensive support: Hiring us provides you with project management, graphic design, foundation research, grant writing, wealth screening, planned giving and communications.
  • Relational approach: Employees committed to building a lasting partnership.
  • Singular service: Experts solely dedicated to capital campaigns.

How can Fellowship Development assist you?

Connect with us today! Tell us about your organization’s vision, goals and funding needs. Let us design a plan that helps you achieve your goals and advance your mission.