Planning for a major church fundraising appeal

  • Thursday 25th Jan 2024
  • 10.30am- 12.00 noon
  • Online webinar

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Why is planning so important?

  • Our Christian churches are some of the most beautiful, architecturally magnificent and important buildings in our country.
  • The cost to maintain and sustain the amazing work that happens within these buildings is often much larger than the means of the congregation and groups that meet there.
  • So how do you even start to plan for a major capital appeal? And what are the crucial things you need to do, know and understand before you even start to fundraise?

What will you learn?

From decades of church-related major fundraising capital appeal experience, you will

  • Gain a greater insight if your capital appeal target is feasible or not?
  • Hear more about the different income streams available to you and the techniques to get money from these.
  • Understand what people, processes and resources you need before you even start fundraising.
  • Get to see helpful examples of resources to help and execute your fundraising appeal.

Who should attend?

  • Fundraising appeal leads within churches
  • Senior church leadership
  • Churchwardens
  • Members of your Building Committee or Fundraising Committee

Who is delivering?

Your training will be delivered by

Andrew Clark

  • Andrew has been attending churches for nearly 40 years and has been a professional fundraiser for 15 years.
  • He is one of the Directors of Church Grants as well as operating his own full-time church-focused fundraising consultancy Apostle.
  • He is an expert in church capital fundraising appeal strategy and income generation, most notably from Trust & Foundations and major donors.






Matthew Lagden

  • Matthew has been fundraising with churches for two decades with a particular interest and specialism in legacy and congregational giving.
  • He is one of the Directors of Church Grants. He currently is the CEO of the Institute of Legacy Management and attends an Anglican church in Birmingham.
  • He was previously the Director of Fundraising at St Paul's Cathedral in London and is a Member of the Chartered Institute of Fundraising.


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