Starting a Large Campaign with a goal of above $5 Million?
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Large Campaign Panel
Funders in Delaware who have historically participated in Large Campaigns (Capital Campaigns) have decided to pilot a new approach to the application process. They would like to save organizations precious time by having them present once to a wide variety of funders, some of which they may not have otherwise thought to approach.
Simultaneously, funders will be able to benefit from each other's questions and conversation during these presentations. Organizations will receive constructive feedback, which will be enormously beneficial to their campaign, and assist them in submitting more solid applications to each individual funder.
Organizations need to state their intent to begin a large campaign by completing the simple, 2-page PDF application on this page to begin this process, and bring their Large Campaign before the panel of funders. Click on the image to open the application.
For the current Large Campaign cycle, please send the completed PDF application to firstname.lastname@example.org no later than 12:00 p.m. (noon) on Friday, July 31, 2020.
Please note that all communication for this process/panel will go directly through Philanthropy Delaware (not individual funders), and that Philanthropy Delaware does not disclose the contact information of the panel members.
Here is a informative document from Chronicle of Philanthropy called Required Reading for Running a Capital Campaign
Pre-Qualifications for Large Campaign Presentation
Presentation Time Slots (Block on your calendar until you receive a specific time)
1-hour presentations in early August, 2020.
Timeline/ProcessAll communication for this process/panel will go directly through Philanthropy Delaware (not individual funders), and that Philanthropy Delaware does not disclose the names or organizations of the panel members.
Applications due by 12:00 p.m. (noon) on Friday, July 31, 2020.
Email with more detail, presentation time (if not already scheduled), and timeline of activities, expectations, and requirements will be sent to applying organizations no later than a week before the presentation.
Applying organizations will be required to submit presentations ahead of time.
1-2 people from each applying organization are welcome to present to the panel.
In-person presentation should be no longer than 15 minutes (since presentation was sent ahead for funders to review); Discussion, questions, and conversation with the panel will last no longer than 45 minutes directly following the presentation.
Feedback from the discussion will be provided to presenting organizations within the 2 weeks following the panel presentation.
Based on panel feedback, organizations should then proceed with applying to each individual funder.
Questions? Contact Melissa Micek, Director of Engagement at (302) 333-8004 via phone or email@example.com via e-mail.
Campaign Campaign Feasibility Study Individuals/Firms (this list in not comprehensive and Philanthropy Delaware does not attest to the depth, scope or achievement of these organizations) (Please advise if you know of others).
Bentz, Wahley & Fessner
Dunleavy & Associates
Lassiter and Associates