Capital Campaigns: Yes, You Can Do It!

8 Video-based Lessons | Free Book | 7.5 CFRE Hours | Lifetime Access

Take the Pain out of Your Capital Campaign. You Can Do It!

Are you intimidated by the idea of a capital campaign? Do you have questions about how to run a successful capital campaign, where to find donors, and how to approach them for money? Do you dread your upcoming capital campaign because you’ve heard how disruptive and challenging they can be?

How to Run a Successful Capital Campaign

The course book, How to Run a Successful Capital Campaign, is included in the course registration.

Don’t worry. In this course, I will help take the pain out of your campaign and give you everything you need to know.

In addition to eight comprehensive video lessons comprising 7.5 hours of instruction, I include with this course the PDF version of the book I co-authored with Joanne Oppelt, How to Run a Successful Capital Campaign.

You will learn essential principles such as how to assess your readiness for a campaign, what kind of campaign materials you will need, how to find the right campaign chair, how to find and solicit donors, whether you need a planning study, and even how to manage life after the campaign.

You will also come to understand the seven keys to a successful campaign and the pitfalls you need to avoid. You will see who your best donor prospects are and how to approach them.

I’ll even teach you how to build on the strengths of your campaign for a stronger development program in the future.

To give you a fast start, you’ll receive samples of campaign plans, budgets, and timelines.

If a capital campaign is in your future, you want all the tips and tricks I have learned over my years of experience. You can start benefiting from my years of success by signing up now.

Maya K. van Rossum

I am happy to say that today our organization has continued to grow, and I give much of the credit for that growth to the tremendous support Linda provided at that key time in our organizational life. I do want to add, that it was not just the professionalism and knowledge that Linda brought to the effort which was so special, it was the personal attention to detail and support that she provided – she became a teacher, mentor, and friend and instilled a level of trust in everyone that ensured the near term and long term success of our work together and beyond.

Maya K. van Rossum

the Delaware Riverkeeper
Matt Hugg, President & Founder, Nonprofit.Courses

Listen closely to Linda. She knows nonprofits because she’s worked in, and with, thousands from all over the globe. She’s ready to help. Just ask. Linda’s one of the most approachable “fundraising gurus” you’ll meet. She pulls from her experience with thousands of nonprofits from all over the world to solve the most important problem in front of her – yours.

Matt Hugg

President & Founder, Nonprofit.Courses
Denise Layman

I have had the good fortune to know Linda Lysakowski for over 15 years. She is a great resource and mentor, with extensive experience in capital campaigns, organizational effectiveness, and fundraising. Linda's depth of knowledge, insight, leadership, and compassion for the nonprofit sector exemplifies her character and spirit as an invaluable resource and a leading consultant to nonprofit organizations and leaders today.

Denise Layman

St Mary’s University
Judy Henderson, M.Ed. Mgt.

Over the past several years at its annual statewide conferences, Nevada Coalition to End Domestic and Sexual Violence has been fortunate to offer workshops presented by Linda. Not only is she an author, instructor, and speaker, but also a consultant that I have known for two decades. Her depth of knowledge on fundraising and nonprofit boards of directors rises her above the crowd. She has the deep experience to assist nonprofit organizations that are struggling with building their capacity and sustainability with practical tips to meet immediate concerns followed by long-term strategies for the organization to meet its goals.

Judy Henderson, M.Ed. Mgt.

Training Coordinator, NCEDSV
Linda Smith, President, Nevada Test Site Historical Foundation

Linda has been an integral part of our strategic planning effort for nearly three years, both as a consultant and a mentor to our board and our National Atomic Testing Museum staff. During that time, she has worked closely with both the Foundation’s Trustees and the Museum’s subject matter experts to assist us in forging an overall strategic direction and framework, as well as a detailed implementation plan.

Linda Smith

President, Nevada Test Site Historical Foundation
Steve Titlebaum, Consultant

Linda knows fundraising inside and out. Her corporate giving presentation gave me the ideas, tips, and direction to craft a new strategy for my organization. By creating a unique stewardship plan, we had donors increase their support, sponsor additional events, and increase overall engagement with the organization. A win-win for all of us.

Steve Titlebaum

Consultant, Fundraiser with 20+ years’ experience
Denise Spivak, Deputy Director, CenterLink

Linda has been educating our members for years. She is engaging and has a strong command of her subject matter. Her presentations are chock-full of valuable information and always include key strategies to take back and implement – real, actionable things that our members can use!

Denise Spivak

Deputy Director, CenterLink

What's Included?

  • 8 Comprehensive Lessons

    The course is divided into 8 comprehensive video lessons of approximately 7.5 hours of instruction.

  • Samples, forms, and templates

    Linda provides immediately usable samples, forms, and templates.

  • Receive Even More Advice and Insights

    Receive in your inbox a steady stream of expert advice and insights from Linda even after you've taken the course — available only to course registrants.

  • Immediate Access

    As soon as you register, you have access to all parts of the course. You will find it a delight to navigate to any lesson.

  • Direct Access to Linda

    You will be able to participate in exclusive private live online Q&A sessions where Linda takes your questions on any topic covered by the course.

  • Free Book for the Course

    You will receive the PDF version of Linda's book, Everything You NEED to Know About Capital Campaigns. The book is a valuable supplement to everything you'll learn in the course.

  • 100% Guaranteed Satisfaction

    If you are not satisfied for any reason, Linda will cheerfully fund your fee if requested within 30 days of registration.

  • Network with Your Peers

    You will be invited to join Linda’s private Facebook Group. You can discuss the challenges you are facing.

  • 2020 CFRE Approved Provider for Continuing Education

    7.5 CFRE Units

    Linda is an approved provider for CFRE Continuing Education. This course is approved for 7.5 CFRE Continuing Education units.

Frequently Asked Questions

How long is this course?

The course consists of approximately 6 hours of video instruction, divided into 6 lessons.

Can I take the course at my own pace?

Absolutely. You have lifetime access so you can take and retake the sessions whenever you want.

Can I get help if I have questions?

Absolutely. When you purchase the course, you get access to a private Facebook group, where you can post as many questions as you want and have Linda. get back to you.

Is there a satisfaction guarantee?

Yes. I stand behind all of my courses. You can ask for a refund within thirty days of purchase, no questions asked.

What does lifetime access mean?

Lifetime access means a minimum of one year and then for as long as this course is offered to the public for purchase.

May I share this course?

This course is designed for your individual use only. But if you have a group that would benefit from this training, contact me using the Ask Linda button above and we can explore a group rate.

Linda Lysakowski, ACFRE

About Linda Lysakowski, ACFRE

Linda is one of approximately one hundred professionals worldwide to hold the Advanced Certified Fundraising Executive designation. Linda is the author or co-author of more than two dozen books for nonprofit professionals.

Linda has more than thirty years in the development field. She worked for a university and a museum before starting her consulting firm. In her more than a quarter-century as a philanthropic consultant, Linda has managed capital campaigns that have raised more than $50 million, helped hundreds of nonprofit organizations achieve their development goals, and trained more than forty thousand development professionals in most of the fifty states of the United States as well as Canada, Mexico, Egypt, and Bermuda.

She served on the Association of Fundraising Philanthropy (AFP) Foundation for Philanthropy Board and on the Professional Advancement Division for AFP. She is a past president of the Eastern Pennsylvania and Sierra (Nevada) AFP chapters. She received the Outstanding Fundraiser of the Year award from the Eastern Pennsylvania, Las Vegas, and Sierra (Nevada) chapters of AFP, was honored with the Barbara Marion Award for Outstanding Service to AFP, and received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Las Vegas AFP chapter.

Linda is a graduate of Alvernia University with majors in banking and finance as well as theology/philosophy, and a minor in communications. As a graduate of AFP’s Faculty Training Academy, she is a Master Teacher.

Ask Linda

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