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Everything Is Going To Be Alright
May 29, 2020  |  Uncategorized

By John A. Martin, CFRE  There are few words that would describe the last few months appropriately. Extraordinary. Unprecedented. Uncharted territory. Seismic. Anomalous. But even these words don’t accurately describe the sense of loss and chaos we may feel. Individually. Organizationally. A whole new vocabulary has emerged. Pandemic. Flattening the curve. Contact tracing. Community Spread. … Read More »

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Role of the President/CEO’s in a Capital Campaign
Nov 16, 2016  |  Uncategorized

By John A. Martin, CFRE  Perhaps the greatest test of any President/Chief Executive Officer(CEO) is a capital campaign.  A standard job description for a President/CEO of a non-profit does not often list fund-raising as a first priority, and we can state definitively that we have yet to meet a CEO who would state they took … Read More »

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Building Institutional Capacity through a Capital Campaign
Oct 27, 2015  |  Uncategorized

Capital campaigns are major undertakings for any non-profit organization, requiring the full support of boards, stakeholders and staff. Beyond the obvious financial benefits of a campaign, the by-products of a well-run campaign can build institutional capacity that will serve the organization for many years.

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Capital Campaigns: What is the Value of A Planning Study?
Mar 26, 2015  |  Uncategorized

By John A. Martin, CFRE Over the past thirty years the one question that I am asked, a lot, by organizations leadership that are planning a capital campaign, “Do we need a feasibility study? What is the difference between a “feasibility study and planning study? What are we going to learn that we do not … Read More »

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Capital Campaign Sputtering!
Mar 18, 2015  |  Uncategorized

An Interview with John A. Martin, CFRE This issue of The Martin Letter is the fourth in a series of interviews with practitioners in the field of philanthropy. Our Editor interviewed John Martin, President & Managing Partner for MGI Fund Raising Consulting, Inc., on the subject of Capital Campaigns. Martin identified some common mistakes that … Read More »