Featured Client: Seven Dolors Catholic Church
Seven Dolors Catholic Church of Albany, Minnesota needed to raise a minimum of $800,000 to provide desirable living and working spaces on campus for their priests and staff.
In short, they needed a new parish house and an office link with three offices for the sake of effective ministry. They also needed a new sound system in church so everyone could fully participate in Mass regardless of their hearing ability.
This campaign had some unique challenges. In the last 16 years, Seven Dolors had already conducted three capital campaigns raising approximately $4.2 million. They faced some potential challenges with donor and volunteer fatigue.
They hired The WellSpring Group in May 2017 to conduct their campaign from start to finish.
By the end of the campaign, Seven Dolors had over $1,071,000 pledged. They had also already received over $527,000—over 50% of their funds pledged!
In their words...
"The Wellspring Group had a highly researched and well worn path for a successful capital campaign. Erika presented it to us in a clear step by step fashion. She also provided us with the optimism that pulled together a team of volunteers from within the parish and helped us to believe in ourselves."
"On behalf of the faith community at Seven Dolors Church, I want to personally thank you for your professionalism, guidance and insight that helped make our A Tribute to our Past; Looking to Our Future campaign a huge success.
"The campaign exceed our stretch goal of $1,000,000 in cash contributions and pledges over the three years, helping our parish to strategically plan for our future capital needs.
"Our volunteers responded positively under your leadership, personal faith convictions and keen understanding of Christian Stewardship. Your sincere enthusiasm, friendly approach and drive to succeed were just the right mix for Seven Dolors Parish."
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Seven Dolors Catholic Church, Albany, MN
Raised over $1 million