Comprehensive Capital Campaign Management

Whether you’re managing a school, arts, human service, or faith-based campaign, Ashley|Rountree can provide expert counsel for your team, board, and/or committee.

Nonprofit Campaign Management

Capital campaigns are no small undertaking, and the outcomes are critically important to your stakeholders – especially those most in need of your organization’s services. An experienced partner by your side can help ensure your campaign’s success, offering hands-on expertise and keeping you laser-focused on doing the right things – efficiently.

Good planning, flexibility, persistence, and a commitment to creative solutions are essential in campaign management. Our team can provide any level of assistance that your staff, volunteers, and budget require – from creating a plan and structure, to assisting with recruiting and training volunteers, refining prospect lists and strategies, and managing the campaign week-to-week.

Faith-Based Campaign Management

Ashley|Rountree and Associates frequently partners with faith communities in Kentucky and Southern Indiana to transform their visions into reality and donors into champions for long-term sustainability.We leverage our own resources – including local experts and first-hand knowledge of our region’s faith groups – with those of the nation’s leading church and congregation fundraising consulting group to offer an unparalleled range of services tailored to your community’s specific needs. This unique combination of boots-on-the-ground knowledge and nationally renowned best practices will position your organization for fundraising success.

Success Stories

Center for Women and Families, Louisville, KY

Challenge
The Center for Women and Families’ largest-ever campaign had stalled and needed a partner to reimagine how they could reach their goal in a near-crisis situation after a storm had caused significant roof damage.

How We Helped
Our team launched a 30-day “triage” of the campaign, studying all aspects of the stalled project – including the case for support, donor responses, gift history, and board and stakeholder input – followed by the creation of a new plan with a revised goal and timeline for moving forward.

Outcome
Thanks to the hard work of the staff, board, and re-energized campaign committee, the Center reached its campaign goal and opened its newly renovated facilities on schedule and within budget.

The Louisville Zoo, Louisville, KY

Challenge
The board and leadership of the Louisville Zoo approached Ashley|Rountree to assist in managing the final phase of a campaign for a new aviary exhibit featuring the Zoo’s lorikeets.

How We Helped
The Ashley|Rountree team evaluated the results of the campaign to date, interviewed key volunteer leaders, and devised an action plan to recast the final phase of work into simple steps targeting new donors and, importantly, re-engaging early funders.

Outcome
The final phase of the campaign exceeded its goal, and a few short years later, the Zoo turned to Ashley|Rountree a second time to serve as campaign counsel for an even larger campaign to fundraise for a new polar bear exhibit.

Assumption High School, Louisville, KY

Challenge
The board and staff of Assumption High School, one of Kentucky’s oldest private Catholic high schools for girls, turned to us for ongoing campaign counsel through their Mind, Body & Spirit campaign.

How We Helped
Our team stepped in to assist staff and campaign volunteers in identifying key underwriters, building successful cultivation strategies, and guiding successful solicitations. Alongside these efforts, we identified a need for cost-effective, experienced interim staffing to provide short-term administrative support for the campaign and development office.

Outcome
As a result of our partnership, Assumption achieved unprecedented donor support for the art and theatre programs, new athletic facilities, tuition assistance, and faculty funds. Thanks to our interim staffing solution, Assumption’s development staff benefited from expert support without searching for, hiring, and training a full-time replacement.

Testimonials

It would be prudent to acknowledge the professional campaign guidance and assistance we received from Mark Rountree, and his firm, Ashley Rountree and Associates. Their particular expertise in the non-profit sector was invaluable to us as we first began crafting this idea several years ago. Valuable guidance around board governance, board development, mission and vision statement, multi-year strategic planning, and campaign strategies proved priceless to us!

Excerpt from Final Campaign Report
Peterson Dumesnil House 
Greg Smith, PDH150 Steering Committee Chair