This was a pivotal moment for the Diocese of Des Moines in Iowa as leadership made the decision to invest in a sustainable future for Catholic school students, seminarians, aging priests and many ministry and parish needs. Entering into a new strategic plan for regional Catholic education meant engaging the entire community to invest, and the diocese needed a partner that could activate supporters effectively across the various parishes, schools and organizations under its care. The Diocese of Des Moines engaged the Steier Group to create a tailored campaign, starting with a campaign planning study, that understood the needs and how to effectively communicate those needs to the greater community.
With the help of expert counsel, planning and execution, Ignite! A Life. A Church. A Community Capital Campaign exceeded the low-end goal, raising over $37 million. The diocese is now able to fund the bold vision for Catholic schools to offer both academic excellence and faith-based education that is accessible, provide additional funds to support priestly formation, care for retired priests, invest in the capital needs of parishes while assisting to create and enhance parish renewal and vibrancy programs and develop current and future leaders in the church.
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.
Contact Steier Group today
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.