“For which of you, desiring to build a tower, does not first sit down and count the cost, whether he has enough to complete it?” Luke 14:28 ESV
There are two ways to fundraise for multiple church building needs such as replacing a roof and repaving a parking lot. The first way is to decide all the items that need funds and raise money for them one at a time. Once the first item is funded, then go on to raise funds for the second and third items, etc. The other way is to combine many needs into one larger fundraising goal.
At first glance, raising funds for one item at a time seems to be a good method. After all, isn’t that what we do with our own finances? One might save money to buy a new dishwasher and once that is purchased, begin to save money for a new car. In capital campaigns, however this method often leads to disappointing results.
Here are a few things to consider:
If your church has many items that need funding, the best plan is to determine what kind of fundraising goals could be met and combine many needs into one large campaign.