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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 next Large Campaign cycle, please stay tuned for the details on application deadline.  Interested organizations can contact Melissa Micek, Director of Engagement at melissa@philanthropydelaware.org via e-mail or 302-333-8004 via phone. 

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

  • Project $5 million or above
  • Complete Application (click on image above) & return to Melissa@PhilanthropyDelaware.org.  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 through Longwood Foundation.   

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

1-hour presentations will be held on August 13, 2020. Specific presentation times will be announced.


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 at the end of January 2021. Stay tuned for updated deadline. 

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 melissa@philanthropydelaware.org 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).


Danielle Sullivan

Cam Yorkston


Bentz, Wahley & Fessner



Curtis Group

Detwiler Group

Dunleavy & Associates

Graham Pelton

Lassiter and Associates

Schultz Williams

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