Acquiring land, renovating buildings, and purchasing large supplies are huge projects that take careful planning. A capital campaign is a fundraising process that aims to raise enough money to make any of these facility-related purchases. Running a successful capital campaign is a surefire way for nonprofit organizations to own space in the community they serve and create community wealth as an anchor institution.
In this session we will discuss:
- Understanding the feasibility of reaching a high-impact fundraising goal in your capital campaign;
- Business planning and lending processes;
- Marketing and communications strategies to advocate for donations to your campaign;
- And getting to the finish line! How will you know if you were successful?
Presenter: Tracy Lewis / CEO / Lewis & Associates LLC
The Neighborhood Opportunity Fund will join this Learning Lab to talk to attendees about grants available to arts, cultural, and creative organizations who are planning construction or rehabilitation projects in commercial corridors on the South and West sides of Chicago.
Beth Holaday of Verde Energy Efficient Experts will also join this Learning Lab to talk to attendees about the free facility assessments and the resources available for energy efficiency upgrades that nonprofit organizations who own or rent facilities are entitled to through their utility companies – whether they rent or own their space.
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Lewis & Associates LLC. intentionally & purposefully supports small businesses, nonprofits and government agencies, with strategic planning community engagement and project management consultation services. Lewis & Associates is lead by Tracy Lewis, who is a Detroit native with a passion for urban spaces, sensory experiences and politics. Tracy has a Masters in Public Administration from Wayne State University and has worked in communities of color for the past 12 years on a variety of community and economic development projects.