Strong parishes, strong diocese. This mantra, from the Most Reverend Douglas Crosby, summed up the Diocese of Hamilton’s capital campaign. By focusing a diocesan-wide capital campaign on boosting each parish, the diocese would succeed as a whole. With this idea in mind, the Diocese of Hamilton and the Steier Group team crafted a unique campaign structure built to inspire support from all parishes. Seventy-five percent of funds raised were returned to parishes, with an additional 10% designated to assist parishes that had greater needs. The final 15% funded shared ministries like campus ministry and ministry to migrant workers. This approach inspired support from pastors and parishioners alike. Despite facing challenges during the coronavirus pandemic, the diocese, located in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, raised more than $34.6 million to create strong parishes and improve ministries.
“It really drove home to me what’s possible when you radically live out the stewardship vision. At a fundamental level, saying ‘what I have, God has given to me and I’ll use it’ and encouraging others to do that. I think when you see the fruits of that, and we have seen that in so many different, small ways, I find it really inspiring. It shows what is possible in all of our own lives, in the lives of our parish communities.”Francis Doyle, Director of Stewardship and Development, Diocese of Hamilton
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.
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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.