Trinity Episcopal Cathedral
Trinity Episcopal Cathedral is a landmark in downtown Omaha, Nebraska, and stands as the oldest operating church in the state with a congregation dating back to 1856. At a time when urban congregations are shrinking and closing, Trinity Episcopal Cathedral is growing and thriving. In 2018, it was ready to tackle the biggest fundraising campaign of its storied history, second only to when the congregation built its neo-Gothic cathedral. Trinity dreamed of remodeling its 60-year-old parish center and launching an innovative new outreach initiative. So the church hired the Steier Group for the Cathedral Commons Capital Campaign. Making specific dollar requests to donors was not a part of Trinity’s culture, so the fundraising team employed careful planning, consistent messaging and one-on-one meetings to prevent misunderstandings. The Steier Group also worked closely with the cathedral to refine and strengthen the case for support based on feedback received from major donors during the study. The campaign has raised nearly $2 million– nearly six times the church’s annual offertory – toward Trinity’s important goals.
The Steier Group’s unique, hands-on campaign management model, combined with our world-class grant writers and creative fundraising strategies, allowed us to exceed goal.
A Customized Approach
We founded our firm on the belief that the best capital campaign is one that is customized and executed by one team, under one roof. When you hire the Steier Group, you eliminate the need to contract with additional vendors for services like copywriting, graphic design, grant writing, video production, website development or wealth screening. We reject the one-size-fits-all approach to fundraising and embrace every opportunity to design a capital campaign plan that will maximize our client’s fundraising potential.View all services offered