In our experience, fundraising for your stained glass windows, whether for a single piece or a major installation, benefits from a 3-step approach: Mindful Planning, Education, and Securing Financial Commitment. Each step of the way, you can count on King Richard’s to share its expertise and to guide you through this challenging process with visual aids for your committee and donors.
- Mindful Planning - While sound financial stewardship is critical to your endeavor, too often focus is mistakenly placed squarely on the cost of a project rather than on the true value gained from the effort itself. It is critical to keep in the forefront of all conversations the reason you are undertaking the effort: to enhance and elevate the spiritual presence in the sacred space where your parishioners gather. King Richard’s can assist the planning process by making available its vast inventory of exquisite stained glass options including many examples of affordable vintage glass or the finest new glass with our CAD and watercolor presentation materials.
- Education - Once a master plan has been conceived, the process of educating your parish and donors on both the spiritual benefits and the resulting financial needs of your undertaking begins. King Richard’s artisans and craftspeople can develop art renderings and large scale on-site samples to illustrate the proposed work. We can also provide exhibit materials, printed literature, and expert testimony which detail the goals of the project and lay the foundation to ask for a financial commitment from parishioners and donors.
- Securing Financial Commitment - Fundraising takes more time, patience, and planning than simply sending out a direct mail letter and hoping for the best. King Richard’s can help you identify creative methods of generating financial enthusiasm for your stained glass project. For example, some major donors like to be identified by name on a memorial pane of your new or refurbished glass. Others would like to be part of a small group that provides the stained glass for a particular area such as a meditation area or chapel. Some respond better to tiered-giving levels. In each scenario, King Richard’s can provide you with all the supporting materials for promotion and expert advice you need to bring your vision to fruition.