Capital Campaign Services

Campaign Plan Creation
Guidance for Presentation of Project for Congregational Vote
Training of Campaign Executive Committee
Supervision of design/writing of brochures, video, media, etc.
Presentations/Sermons - "The Joy of Generosity"
Training of Campaign Committees
Evaluation of Member's Giving Potential
Training of Major Gift Solicitors/Home Visitors
Monitoring of Campaign Task Forces
Recommendations for Case Statement and Giving Possibilities
Supervision of Publicity and PR
Professional tailor-made Congregational Gift Distribution Charts
Involvement of all members in Campaign
Training of Home Visitors for no-pressure, pleasant visits and cheerful giving
Follow-up Training to maximize receipts during giving period

Professional Guidance for

Campaigns for Expansion of Ministries
Operating Budget Campaigns
General Giving Development
Endowment/Planned Giving Campaigns
Judicatory Campaigns
Unique Funding Problems
Stewardship Workshops
Church Growth Workshops

Comprehensive Financial Feasibility Studies

Professional analysis of the church's long-term giving & membership patterns
Confidential Interviews with potential major gift donors
Content Analysis of Interviews
Assessment of Congregation's level of Commitment

Recommendations Regarding:

Feasibility of Campaign
The Potential Campaign Goal
Enlistment of Best Qualified Campaign Leadership
The Campaign Package of Projects
Potential Major Contributors
The level of Professional Campaign Management Required

"Bill VanderWyden was a great source of insight and encouragement to our congregation during our major capital campaign. On Sunday we not only had necessary commitments to refurbish our sanctuary and restore our organ, but also to make a generous gift to a retirement home. During our campaign Bill was much more than a consultant to our congregation; he became a caring pastor, a trusted colleague, and a good friend."

Rev. John H. Thomas
Former President - United Church of Christ



Extra-ordinary experienced leadership provided by VanderWyden Consultants - Rev. P. William VanderWyden,  President, and his colleagues, Rev. Kenneth Baily, Rev. Edward Horstmann, and James W. Reese.