• How to Recruit Your “A-Team”

    May 2, 2021

    Here at CGS we are often asked about the factors needed to ensure a successful capital campaign. Many could be mentioned, but in our experience few are more important than the quality of the campaign leadership team. In other words, you must recruit the “A – team”! You may be wondering “How do I identify and recruit the most qualified [...]
    Learn More
  • How to Get Ready for a Building or Renovation Project

    February 11, 2021

    Church leaders have been talking about it for months, but now you are hearing rumblings from the congregation and even visitors . . . your building looks and feels “tired”. What should you do? Before embarking on a major building or renovation project, following are several recommended steps that will help make sure your congregation is ready: Focus on Ministry Needs: [...]
    Learn More
  • How to Develop a Compelling Case Statement for Your Building Project

    September 6, 2019

    You have a gorgeous set of architectural drawings for a new building addition that your committee has been working on for months. You are ready to present them to your congregation and are sure everyone will immediately fall in love with them. You only anticipate a few ‘minor’ questions to clarify the details of the new facility features. Our [...]
    Learn More
  • How to Make a Great ‘First Impression’ For Your Building Project

    July 17, 2019

    As the saying goes; “You only get one opportunity to make a first impression – make it your best.” Over the years, I’ve attended hundreds of church meetings (both large and small) where a new building project was presented to the audience for the first time. Many were memorable, a few were not. Separating the great ones from the mediocre simply [...]
    Learn More
  • Volunteer Recruitment – Filling the Empty Chairs

    May 1, 2019

    Once you have your “A-team” leaders in place, it’s time to start filling those empty chairs with volunteers. We know recruitment may feel overwhelming, so we would like to share some simple steps that we have found to be helpful. Determining the optimum team size for each team is an important first step. Some simple research into overall tasks and [...]
    Learn More