Know Your Church

A pre-campaign feasibility study offers church leaders a deep understanding of church members and helps facilitate successful capital campaigns. In addition to measuring the likely levels of financial commitments, a properly conducted feasibility study discovers the congregation’s level of support for the church and its ministries, the pastoral and volunteer leadership, and the proposed fundraising effort.
 
Churches often assume they already understand their members’ willingness to support a capital campaign. In an effort to curtail costs, a church might forego conducting a feasibility study. This decision limits the church’s ability to set a realistic goal, capture valuable opinions and desires of church members, and include members in the planning and executing of a capital campaign.

 

Benefits of a Feasibility Study

  • Informs and Educates Church Members
  • Captures the Input of Key Church Leaders through Personal Contact
  • Involves All Members of the Congregation
  • Captures Key Issues Important to Church Members
  • Analyzes Internal Giving Trends
  • Researches the Demographics of the Area Served by the Church
  • Identifies Potential Campaign Volunteers
  • Evaluates the Potential to Reach a Specific Goal
For a full run down of how a feasibility study can benefit your pre-campaign planning view our blog post on the benefits.

 

Comprehensive Feasibility Study

With this service, we support your project by:

  • Researching and analyzing the church’s financial history and financial capacity.
  • Writing a case statement summarizing the history of the church, capital needs and plans and urgency for a capital campaign.
  • Investigating the demographics and growth patterns of the geographic area that the church serves.
  • Developing a comprehensive written/online survey for all church members.
  • Initiating a volunteer recruitment process via the survey.
  • Conducting thirty interviews with church leaders.
  • Helping plan distribution of the church-wide survey.
  • Compiling and analyzes all data collected.
  • Preparing a report that includes all findings, detailed recommendations along with a financial forecast and raw data.
  • Producing copies of the report for the church’s governing body.
  • Presenting the report to the governing body of the church.
  • Creating a print ready newsletter for distribution to members with the study results.

This service is highly recommended prior to a capital campaign. For more information visit our pricing page.

Basic Feasibility Study

With this service, we support your project by:

  • Writing a case statement summarizing the history of the church, capital needs and plans and urgency for a capital campaign.
  • Developing a basic (10 questions) online feasibility survey for all church members
  • Initiates a volunteer recruitment process via the online survey.
  • Conducting 8 interviews with church leaders.
  • Prepares a report summarizing all findings with recommendations, financial forecast and raw data.
  • Presents report to the governing body of the church.

This service is included with coaching level capital campaign service only. You may opt instead to do a full feasibility study with a coaching campaign. This basic level is not available as a stand-alone service. For more information visit our pricing page.

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