Capital Campaigns and Campus Ministry

 

I recently began attending classes to fulfill a certificate program in Non Profit Organizational Management through the Indiana School of Philanthropy. The first of which, Managing the Capital Campaign, has renewed my thoughts about how we as campus ministers should be considering our role as Executive Directors.

For much of the last two decades, campus ministry’s principle reality has been decreasing funds and increased workloads. We might also argue that greater explanation and advocacy of our jobs has also become more prevalent, but everything seems to go hand in hand. In this era of funding cuts and great shifts in the field, I have heard few of my colleagues speak to large scale campaigns which can in many ways solidify the life of campus ministry for decades to come.

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