Diocese of Davenport

The Diocese of Davenport in Iowa faced the challenges common to many dioceses – supporting its retired priest population and investing in seminarian education. The diocese sought a substantial infusion of funds for endowments and other programs. The fundraising need required creative and expert planning, and leadership at the diocese searched for counsel.

The Steier Group provided the comprehensive and hands-on model needed for a successful effort. A data-driven planning study gave insight to the unique donor landscape of the diocese. A customized approach was tailored for the Upon This Rock Capital Campaign, which focused on the needs of the clergy, as well as parish needs and vitality throughout the diocese. Through partnership with the Steier Group’s full-service campaign management, the Diocese of Davenport successfully exceeded the low-end projection raising 120% of goal.

“The campaign managers took a common sense approach that was collaborative, straightforward, customized and flexible. They were professional and easy to partner with. We found that they know what works, and therefore if we followed their advice we would achieve our goal.”

Most. Rev. Thomas R. Zinkula, Bishop of Davenport

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The Steier Group’s unique, hands-on campaign management model, combined with our expert grant writers, award-winning designers and creative fundraising strategies, allowed us to exceed goal.

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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.

Customized Approach

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You have a vision for the growth and success of your church, school or organization. Now it’s time to gather the generous, wholehearted support you need to make it happen. Contact Steier Group today to discuss the benefits of a customized capital campaign.