Major Gifts

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How big must a capital campaign lead gift be?

Fundraising websites, blogs and capital campaign guides often note that a lead gift of 10-20% of the campaign goal is a prerequisite for the campaign's success. Find out what the outcome was when twenty three capital campaigns were analysed....
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Do you still love me?

Nurturing a relationship takes time but you might just find a soul mate. Chris Downes gets serious about fundraising....
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Ma & Morley – How UON was gifted US$20m

Developing the Ma & Morley Scholarship Program at The University of Newcastle was quite a feat for the advancement team. Emily Cox tells the story of the complexities involved in coordinating this landmark philanthropic commitment....
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When NOT to launch a capital campaign!

Susanne Williamson, Head of Fundraising at Walter + Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research, says it is imperative to have all your ducks in a row prior to launching a capital campaign. ...

How Hummingbird House raised $10 million

Lise Taylor chatted with Hummingbird House Cofounder Gabrielle Quilliam about the capital campaign that raised a total of $10 million to build Queensland’s only hospice for kids affected by life-limiting conditions....
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Capital campaign: yours for life

Creating the Sydney Adventist Hospital’s Integrated Cancer Centre required raising over $20 million from a capital campaign. Here’s how Barbara Ward made it happen. ...
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