Date: Tue, 12 Jan 1999 07:25:03 +0000
From: FundUK List Manager
To all CharityChannel subscribers and certain additional nonprofit-sector
lists where there will be an interest in this new list. Apologies in
advance to those who, by virtue of being subscribed to more than one list,
will receive this more than once.
Few aspects of fund raising are more important to a nonprofit/NGO
organization than the capital campaign. Fund development officers, board
members, senior management, fund raising counsel and others are confronted
with an array of daunting questions when considering or waging a capital
campaign. A few:
--When is a capital campaign appropriate (or inappropriate)?
--What are the nuts and bolts of a capital campaign?
--Who should lead it?
--How long should it last?
--Should there be a "quiet phase" before a "public phase"?
--What should be its stated goal? Its unstated goal?
--What do you do if the campaign is falling short of its goal?
--Are there viable alternatives to the capital campaign?
--How do planned giving, grant seeking, special events, annual fund
programs, etc., figure in a capital campaign?
--How do you avoid donor and public confusion from changes brought about
by a capital campaign?
--Can you legally and/or ethically use funds raised for one project on
CharityChannel.com has just launched CAPTALK, a new list dedicated to all
aspects of the capital campaign. It is open to any individual anywhere
with an interest in the topic. It is one of 17 public-service forums
provided by American Philanthropy Review.
It's easy to subscribe to CAPTALK. Follow either the email method or the
web browser method, as follows:
--Email Method: Send an email message to Listserv@CharityChannel.com.
The "subject" or "re" is ignored. In the body of the message, type:
SUBSCRIBE CAPTALK yourFirstname yourLastname
(Example: SUBSCRIBE CAPTALK Jane Doe)
--Web Browser Method: Point your web browser to
<http://CharityChannel.com/Forums> and click on the "Subscribe" link for
CAPTALK. Follow the instructions. (Note: If this is your first visit,
you will be asked to provide a password of your choice, which you must
confirm via email that is sent immediately. Tip: Save your password
as a "cookie" when asked to do so. That way, our system will remember you
when you visit again. This type of cookie is safe to accept. It does
nothing more than store your password on YOUR computer and does not provide
our system any other information.)