Capital Fundraising

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Building, Repairing or Restoring Your Parish

The Development Director of the Archdiocese of Regina is available as an internal consultant to help your parish create a fund-development plan for your new parish building, renovation or restoration. Raising funds from the community for these projects requires a solid plan and success depends on allowing enough time and using relationship-based fundraising strategies rooted in Catholic values. 

The Archdiocese of Regina has Guidelines for Parish Pastoral Council and Finance Council which outline the steps necessary in initiating a building project. Appendix A includes the following stipulation:

Prior to the initiation of construction, the equivalent of one-half of the total costs of construction (inclusive of related costs of architect, contractors and insurance must be raised before any new building or major renovation project is initiated. In addition, there must be a demonstrated ability on behalf of the parish to fund on a go forward basis all remaining contracted costs through fund raising initiatives, irrespective of project financing requirements.

Please contact Barry Wood, Financial Officer at 306 352-1651 x218 or bwoodatarchregina [dot] sk [dot] ca to discuss your plans for a new or already in-progress capital fundraising project in your parish. She is responsible for offering assistance, training, resources, help developing a formal fundraising plan and guidance on Catholic fundraising principles to the parish as it plans, organizes and executes a successful capital campaign.

 

Specific Services Include:

  • Drafting a campaign plan, which includes an organizational chart, job descriptions and a timetable.
  • Conduct campaign training sessions for captains (volunteer supervisors) and builders (volunteers).
  • Attend meetings of campaign cabinet, as needed.
  • Provide examples of materials, as needed.
  • Work with campaign cabinet on reviewing parishioners for inclusion in the advance phase of the campaign.
  • Provide other assistance as needed.

Questions/Campaign Considerations

  • The what and why of the project
  • Parish awareness of project
  • Cost of project
  • Any past campaigns
  • Number of households
  • Annual offertory
  • Set goal
  • Door to door
  • 3 year pledges; some 5 years
  • 15-20% of parish involved

Keys to Campaign Success

  • Prayer
  • Involvement of pastor
  • Choice of people
  • Public relations/communications

The basic steps of a capital fundraising campaign are outlined in this downloadable document: Steps for Planning a Capital Campaign in the Archdiocese of Regina.

Blackbaud's Gift Range Calculator is a fantastic tool that shows how many gifts, at what dollar amount are required in order to reach a specific fundraising goal: Gift Range Calculator.

Development Office
445 Broad St. North
S4R 2X8 Regina , Saskatchewan
Phone: 306-352-1651 ext. 220
Saskatchewan CA
Denise Walsh
Archdiocesan Annual Appeal
Ph:
306-352-1651 Ext. 210

Catholic Estate Planner

Making a Will or Updating Your Plans? Download the Catholic Estate Organizer or contact the Development Office for your complimentary copy.