Choosing and enlisting the members of the planning committee are some of the most important steps in a campaign.
You will want to identify and enlist the very best people for the job.
Be sure to invite some people who themselves have the potential to be major doors, some people who are knowledgable about the organization and committed to it.
Also, don’t forget some people who represent various aspects of your organization’s constituencies.
How large should the committee be?
Planning committees vary in size roughly from 8-14.
The smaller size will be easier to work with and encourages greater individual participation.
But a larger group will allow you to have broader representation and expand your power base.
For more information about Capital Campaign Planning Committees, see Andrea’s book “Capital Campaigns: Strategies that Work.” It’s the classic in our field.
Find out how and when to enlist them here.