top of page
Capital Campaigns

​Capital / Endowment Campaigns


On Site


Timing 24-36 months depending on goal.

Capital/Endowment Campaigns are conducted by nonprofits to:

  • Construct facilities and/or buy equipment

  • Renovate or expand existing facilities

  • Create or increase an endowment fund


A Capital/Endowment Campaign raises money to pay for facilities and equipment and to create a long-term sustainable source of income. The decision to conduct a campaign is based on the results of a Feasibility Study that indicates that it has the potential to succeed. The DNS process has raised over $ 1 Billion dollars for organizations since 1985.


The campaign is administered by DNS professionals who:

  • Assist your organization to identify community leaders who drive the campaign to success

  • Employ state-of-the-art research in donor and foundation prospecting and cultivation

  • Facilitate the process that creates campaign marketing tools

  • Train solicitors to be successful

  • A DNS campaign executive works onsite as part of your campaign team.

  • When not onsite, the campaign executive provides additional support services that include
    donor research, preparation of strategy sheets for solicitations, and ongoing strategy

What Do You Get?

Retaining DNS to conduct your Capital / Endowment Campaign provides you with:

  • Access to one of the most experienced and successful Capital / Endowment Development Firms in business today

  • Nearly 40 years of Capital / Endowment Campaign experience

  • Tried and tested processes and procedures

  • A tested consultant to provide onsite direction as well as a principle of DNS to provide overall supervision

  • A systematic approach to keep volunteers engaged, motivated, and on task

  • Access to trained professionals in a variety of nonprofit disciplines to anticipate any needs your campaign may have

  • Resources that cover all areas of need your campaign may encounter

  • A track record of success with over 100 campaigns which have raised over $1 billion dollars

What do you get?
bottom of page