Whether your church is looking to raise funds for a major building project or just put on a new roof, the Wisconsin United Methodist Foundation (WUMF) can assist you. The goal of the Capital Campaign Service of WUMF is to provide any Wisconsin United Methodist congregation with a successful, positive, faith-centered campaign at minimum cost. We provide a proven process which is customized to your church’s situation.
We will come to you to meet with your Building / Finance / Trustees / Council to explain our process. A recent study has shown that churches using professional help and on-site consulting will raise up to 70% more on average. Click the link at the bottom of the page for more information.
A Capital Campaign utilizes intensive Foundation guidance to raise as much money as possible. This kind of extraordinary fundraising is used for projects over and above the annual operating budget, including:
- New church construction
- Remodeling, such as adding an elevator, entryways and handicap accessible restrooms, renovation of sanctuary, or addition of fellowship hall or classrooms
- Creating a fund for building maintenance
- Start-up for new missions and ministries
- Debt elimination or reduction
Gifts are typically in pledges of 3 to 5 years in addition to upfront gifts. The general expectation for a Capital Campaign is to raise about two times the church’s annual operating budget.
Our approach consists of two phases: the PRE-CAMPAIGN STUDYto assess readiness for a capital campaign, and the INTENSIVE PHASE of the Capital Campaign that covers communication, asking and pledging. Schedule your PRE-CAMPAIGN STUDY today.
Click on the links below for printable information on these topics related to WUMF Capital Campaign Services:
- CAMPAIGN OVERVIEW
- PRE-CAMPAIGN STUDY
- INTENSIVE PHASE
- STEPS TOWARD A BUILDING PLAN
- PARAGRAPH 2544, BOOK OF DISCIPLINE
- PROFESSIONAL CAMPAIGN SERVICES INCREASE GIVING
Call Jim Wells, Capital Campaign Coordinator, at the Foundation at 888-903-9863 or email him at email@example.com for more information or to set up a meeting with your planning, building or finance committee.