Here’s a link to their capital campaign website for more information: https://www.grapevinefaith.com/advancing-the-vision
Dr. James Gillespie, Head of School for First Baptist Church School in Shreveport, LA, provides a campaign update. As of the filming of this video, they had raised over $3,100,000 and surpassed their Capital Campaign Goal!
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Our team at the J.F. Smith Group enjoyed working with Head of School Scott Mayo, and his staff for both of their campaigns!
In this video Jerry discusses 7 points he considers to be integral to cultivation. If you follow these 7 points, you should find cultivation becoming both easier and more satisfying, for you and the prospective donor. It also helps to create good habits.
Termie Land, Head of School for Madison-Ridgeland Academy in Madison, MS, provides an update on the status of their recent capital campaign. He also gives a testimonial about his experience working with J.F. Smith Group. Termie has experience working with the JF Smith Group in two separate campaigns – one at Pillow Academy where they…
Jerry discusses an 8-step process currently being used by a development officer at a mid-western university. It’s been working very well for him and Jerry wanted to share that process with you.
Most people use direct mail because it’s easy, cheap, and a shortcut. Is direct mail one of your major sources of fund raising revenue? If so, don’t rely on it! You can do better!
Remember when you got your start in fund-raising? Jerry recounts 5 of the basic principles that he learned when he first started. Every now and then, it’s good to go back and reflect on our growth and what got us to where we are today.