I've been blogging this week about the power of research, I think the agency that created this ad certainly did their research. I've also blogged about the power of focus, this ad certainly hits it's target market.
But most of all, this TV advert reminded me of the power of great communication.
The most effective communication moves the hearer/viewer beyond the rational head space and moves down into the heartspace.
I immediately thought about my life, family, my wife, children and the shortness of life.
We've recently finished a capital campaign where we were aiming to raise $2 million for a new cafe and expanded foyer space at our church. We raised $1.3 million in the first three weeks. Then finished raising the remaining money needed within the year.
Before we kicked off the campaign I did a lot of research. I asked capital campaign specialists questions and read blogs of those who had done campaigns before. I also read much wider than just church communications specialists as I wanted to get a holistic view of how a campaign should work.
Below are the 7 useful (I hope!) church capital campaign ideas:
(My idea) Tell stories of life change at your church. Connect your building campaign back to your mission and vision. It's not about a building, but about the transformed lives of the people that will use it.
The Change Group provide excellent free videos about how to preach about the topic of money and what success looks like in a capital campaign. Casey Graham also gives you three strategies on how to deal with high capacity givers and how you can double your online giving.
Tony Morgan writes about five mistakes churches make with building campaigns.