Parish Capital Campaign Process

July 1, 2009

Capital Campaigns

Capital campaigns are major events in the life of a parish or any organization.

Most parishes will undertake a parish capital campaign in the next decade to build a new church or parish center, or to repair/renovate existing buildings.

Parishes must obtain the approval of the Vicar General to conduct a capital campaign. The Vicar General will rely on a process of consultation at the parish and archdiocesan level when evaluating a possible capital campaign.

Professional fundraising consultants can improve the success of a parish capital campaign. Please consult The Catholic Foundation for a list of Approved Professional Fundraising Counsel and a list of references for each firm.

Two offices that are centrally involved in assisting parishes during the planning and the execution of a parish capital campaign are:

Depending on the type and duration of the parish capital campaign, the Vicar General may also seek the input of the Facilities Office, Pastoral Planning Office, Clergy Personnel Office, Real Estate Office, Worship Office and Catholic Schools Office.

Please click HERE for a PDF of the RCAB Parish Capital Campaign Evaluation Process.

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