In 2003, Trinity Lutheran in Bloomington, Illinois, opened a new school to handle expanding enrollment. The school was built at a new location, so that meant the church and new school were on separate campuses. The two-campus arrangement limited the parish’s ability to collaborate as a staff and faith family. Also, students missed out on the gift of chapel held in an actual sanctuary. In addition, the church had a need for larger gathering space and other improvements. After careful planning and feedback from members, the congregation approved building a new church at the school campus so church and school could be united once again. Trinity partnered with the Steier Group on the Building On the Cornerstone Capital Campaign to accomplish the congregation’s important project. Communication is key in a capital campaign and the Steier Group’s strategy included newsletters and pulpit announcement to educate potential donors about Trinity’s priorities. The Steier Group also raised awareness through professionally produced video testimonials. These 3-to-5-minute videos featured the prayerful journeys of members who supported the campaign. The communications effort and other customized campaign strategies helped Trinity Lutheran raise more than $2.6 million toward achieving its vision.
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