Fundraising Guide

Partners for Sacred Places.

This guide aids congregational leaders with fundraising planning, such as deciding whether to begin a capital campaign, how to engage community funders, and information on hiring professional fundraisers.


examples of historic preservation projects, steps to evaluate your congregation’ s situation and make decisions about moving forward

Best For

clergy, facility managers, and capital campaign committees, especially with older houses of worship



Suggested Uses

  • Learn about conducting a facility conditions survey to prioritize building repairs and necessary funds.
  • Discern whether to hire a professional fundraiser by learning the key elements of a capital campaign.

About the Contributor

Kara Faris

Kara Faris is the Center for Congregation’s director of resource grants and resource consulting, as well as a resource consultant to congregations. 

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