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Build Your Campaign Consulting Business with the Right Tools

Building a capital campaign consulting practice is like climbing a mountain — one misstep, one failed campaign, can spell disaster. But when you’re properly equipped, your business thrives!

Introducing the Capital Campaign Toolkit for Consultants

Created by Andrea Kihlstedt and Amy Eisenstein, ACFRE

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Do You Feel Confident?

You want to build a successful campaign consulting practice, but you’re not sure you have enough experience…

  • Do you have enough experience to sell yourself as an expert?
  • Do you have the material you need to do an effective feasibility study?
  • Do you wonder where you’ll be able to turn for expert advice?

How can you develop a successful consulting practice when you’re unsure of so many things?

Your Success is On the Line

What if you’re simply not confident enough to sell your campaign consulting services convincingly?

With some campaign clients on the horizon, you don’t want to have to figure it all out on your own.

And when you’re selling yourself as the expert, there’s no obvious place to turn to get the information and models you need to guide a campaign client.

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Look Like a Pro, But Quaking Inside?

If you feel a bit like a fraud, you’re not alone. Lots of consultants do!

You’ve got experience in the field, but that’s different from being a consultant.

On top of that, you know that if your clients’ campaigns aren’t successful, you’ll have trouble getting more work.

You need to equip yourself NOW so that you have everything you need to steer your clients in the right direction.

That’s Where We Come In

Amy Eisenstein, ACFRE

Amy Eisenstein, ACFRE

CEO and Co-Founder

Amy Eisenstein is a veteran fundraising consultant. With over 20 years of experience, she’s published a number of books, including Major Gift Fundraising for Small Shops. As the CEO of the Capital Campaign Toolkit, she works regularly with campaign consultants and nonprofit leaders to ensure successful campaigns.

Andrea Kihlstedt

Andrea Kihlstedt

Co-Founder and Campaign Expert

Andrea Kihlstedt is the author of Capital Campaigns: Strategies that Work, now in its 4th edition, as well as How to Raise $1 Million (or More) in 10 Bite Sized Steps, in addition to other books. Andrea also co-founded Capital Campaign Masters. She’s been leading successful capital campaigns for more than 30 years.

With the Capital Campaign Toolkit for Consultants, you’ll have all the tools you need to build a successful consulting practice.

Build Your Consulting Practice with Confidence!

You’ll have the tools, templates, and support you need to tackle every step.

There’s no reason to reinvent the wheel — It’s all provided for you.

  • Identify the right clients.
  • Guide a campaign from soup to nuts.
  • Conduct a feasibility study.
  • Design and facilitate a board retreat.
  • Develop the materials your clients will need.
  • Employ effective business practices.
Barbara Barron

The Toolkit literally has everything I need to guide a client through a successful campaign. The Toolkit’s consultant community is also invaluable. It’s been a godsend to have this group to collaborate with throughout the pandemic. Even once we return to the “new normal”, I expect to stay connected to these terrific thought partners.

Barbara Barron

Barbara Barron Consulting

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What’s Inside

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Step-by-Step Guide

The Toolkit is divided into seven campaign phases, plus a special section for consultants. Each of the campaign sections has a specific step-by-step guide to lead you through that phase. They create a roadmap for you to use with your clients.

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Overview Videos

Each phase begins with a recorded video by Andrea and Amy in which they review the concepts that shape that phase and then touch on what’s most important about each step.

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Checklists, Forms, Samples and More

Step-by-step guides are accompanied by tested campaign tools — download and tailor them to your needs. Add your company logo to make the tools distinctly yours to use with your clients. You’ll find more than 125 items to help you guide your clients’ campaigns.

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Unlimited Access

You’ll have unlimited access to the materials for three years, the entirety of your campaign. During that time, you’ll also receive any updates and additions to the material.

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Private Facebook Group

You’ll have access to a private Facebook group created just for campaign consultants who are using the Toolkit material. You’ll benefit from regular input from Andrea, Amy, and other experts.

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Office Hour Calls

When questions come up about your consulting practice or your clients, you’ll be able to join our monthly Office Hour Call sessions to ask your questions to our experts (as well as other campaign consultants) in-real-time.

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Q&A Email Helpline

You’ll also be able to pose your questions directly to our campaign experts through email. Your questions will be answered within three days (and often sooner).

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Consultants Directory

Last but not least, your firm will be listed in the Consultants Directory with a link directly to your website. This roster will be readily available to all organizations who have purchased the Toolkit and may be looking for consultants.

Let’s Get Real For A Moment…

Your consulting practice is too important for guessing. The stakes are too high. It’s your livelihood we’re talking about!

Even if you’ve been a capital campaign consultant for a while, you may wish you had a complete set of campaign material to adapt and use with your clients.

And capital campaign consulting is one endeavor where too little information is plumb dangerous. You need to know as much as you can right from the start, so you can truly be the expert! That’s what your clients will pay you for.

Get started for 6 PAYMENTS of

$1,149

SAVE $897 with a ONE-TIME PAYMENT of

$5,997

Ensure the success of your campaign consulting practice TODAY!

I purchased the Toolkit because I was working with a client who needed to start a campaign to raise money for a newly purchased building. The resources are excellent! When I was working with my client, Amy and Andrea were both helpful in giving feedback on the project. I definitely would recommend the Toolkit — it’s invaluable.

Alyson Molloy Hussey

AMH Consulting

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Questions & Answers

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Who is this Toolkit for?
If you’re a capital campaign consultant and you’d like a full set of campaign materials that you can rebrand, adapt, and use with your clients, then this Toolkit is for you. In addition, if you’re considering expanding your consulting practice to include campaigns, then this Toolkit is for you, too.

You get material you can adapt and use with your clients’ campaigns, along with materials that support essential consulting strategies and best practices. All of these materials save you time and boost your confidence.

Must my clients purchase this, too?
No. Some consultants do encourage their clients to purchase the Toolkit for Nonprofits. They often include it in their consulting fee. In that case, both you and your clients will be working from the same playbook. But other consultants share the tools with their clients throughout the campaign, rebranding the material for their firm. It’s entirely your choice.
How long will I have access?
The initial price of the Toolkit grants access for three years. During that time, you will be alerted to all of the additional material that is added to the Toolkit and you will have a listing in the Consultants Directory, plus access to our support programs. At the end of that period, you will be able to renew your subscription for a fraction of the cost of your original investment.
How do I access the Toolkit material?
All of the materials and recordings are easy to access on the Capital Campaign Toolkit for Consultants website. Log in from any device. All you need is your email address and password.
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Who is this Toolkit NOT for?
The Toolkit is not for consultants who know little or nothing about fundraising. This Toolkit has been meticulously developed for experienced fundraising professionals who wish to include capital campaigns as a part of their consulting practice.
How can I afford the Toolkit?
The Toolkit for Consultants has been priced to give you everything you need for a fraction of the price you will charge a campaign client. You will be able to reuse the Toolkit material with client after client, with no additional expense. The investment you make when you purchase the Toolkit will be fully paid back (and then some) with your first client contract.
Can I get my money back?
Yes! But only for the first seven days after purchase.

Take a week and look over the material. If you’re not convinced the Toolkit will be essential to you as you build your consulting practice, we will give you your money back — guaranteed.

Will I have access to Amy and Andrea?
Yes! Amy and Andrea actively participate in the private Facebook group, as well as the regular Office Hours Calls each month. They are also available to answer questions through the email helpline.

Ready to Get Started?

A capital campaign consulting practice can transform your life, building your income while you help organizations at a critically important time.

But only if it’s successful.

Get started for 6 PAYMENTS of

$1,149

SAVE $897 with a ONE-TIME PAYMENT of

$5,997

What’s Included:

  • 18 Tools to Build Your Consulting Practice
  • 125+ Capital Campaign Tools
  • 7 Step-by-Step Comprehensive Guides
  • A Complete Roadmap for Your Campaign
  • A Complete Support System for Your Consulting Business
  • Listing in the Consultants Directory for All Toolkit Users
  • Answers to Your Questions
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Money Back Guarantee

You have to take enough risks in life, and buying this Toolkit shouldn’t be one of them. So look over the Toolkit risk-free for 7 days. Examine the materials carefully. Within 7 days, should you decide it’s not what you need, we’ll be happy to refund your entire investment (no questions asked).

Your Business is Too Important to Fail

Why gamble when so much money is on the line?

The Capital Campaign Toolkit for Consultants has everything you need to propel your capital campaign consulting business to the next level.

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