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Starting a Large Campaign with a goal of above $5 Million?
You've found the right place!

The Winter 2019 Large Campaign Panel Sessions have concluded.
Watch this space for information about or Summer 2019 Campaign Panel. 

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 christina@philanthropydelaware.org no later than Friday, December 14, 2018.  

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 names or organizations of the panel members or presenters prior to the sessions.

Here is a informative document from Chronicle of Philanthropy called "Required Reading for Running a Capital Campaign"

Pre-Qualifications for Large Campaign Presentation

Project $5 million or above

Complete Application (click on image above) & return no later than December 14, 2018 (Presentations will be scheduled on a rolling basis as applications are submitted and approved by Philanthropy Delaware)

Strongly Suggested: Attend a Longwood Grant Information Session (if you haven't already done so at some point) -You must register via Longwood Foundation. 

January 4, 2019 1 - 3 p.m. (Community Service Building-Wilmington)

January 11, 2019 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. (Community Service Building-Wilmington)

January 16, 2019 1 - 3 p.m. (Community Service Building-Wilmington)

Register through LongwoodFoundation.com

Presentation Time Slots (Block on your calendar until you receive a specific time)

1-hour presentations:

Tuesday, January 29, 2019 – 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Wednesday, January 30, 2019 – 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Thursday, January 31, 2019-9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.


All 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 December 14, 2018

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 the week of December 17th. 

Applying organizations will be required to submit presentations ahead of time by January 18, 2019. 

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? Email christina@philanthropydelaware.org

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).


Danielle Sullivan

Cam Yorkston


Bentz, Wahley & Fessner



Curtis Group

Detwiler Group

Dunleavy & Associates

Graham Pelton

Lassiter and Associates

Schultz Williams

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