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Cornerstone Consulting Group Helps Christian School Grow Fundraising Total 188%

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Christian school increases their fundraising total 188% by partnering with Cornerstone Consulting Group, a leader in conducting special event fundraising campaigns for Christian PK-12 schools.

Cornerstone Consulting Group recently partnered with Greenville Christian School on a special event fundraising campaign that raised over $115,000 from individual and corporate donors. The fundraising total far exceeded the school’s original fundraising goal and was 188% higher than the school’s previous year’s fundraising campaign total of $40,000.

During a five week period earlier in the school year, families and students, along with faculty and staff at Greenville Christian School, sent out nearly 2,400 letters to friends, families, and business associates inviting them to support the school’s fundraising effort. Donations were used to complete construction of a multi-purpose building at the school.

In addition, as a way to “pay it forward” and bless others in the community, some of the funds raised were used to purchase 10,000 servings of fortified macaroni and cheese. The students then rolled up their sleeves and spent about three hours assembling the various meal ingredients into bags of six servings each. When they were finished, the students donated the meals to a local food bank to help feed the food insecure in the Greenville area. (According to the website FeedingAmerica.org, 1 in 4 children in Texas struggle with hunger.)

Sherry Wacasey Holland, Director of Development at Greenville Christian School said of the fundraising partnership with Cornerstone Consulting Group: “Cornerstone provided us with a better [fundraising] plan, the support to implement it, and issue resolution along the way. As a result, we were able to nearly triple our results from our previous fundraising campaign. Mr. Rawling’s experience and support were right on target. I highly recommend his company, Cornerstone Consulting Group.” Mrs. Wacasey Holland also added that the students had a great time packing the macaroni and cheese meals to fight hunger in their community.

Herb Rawling, President of Cornerstone Consulting Group remarked that “The staff and volunteers who organized the fundraising campaign at Greenville Christian School were a joy to work with and did a fantastic job! Going into any fundraising campaign it is always difficult to predict how successful a particular campaign will be because there are so many variables that can impact the end result. Greenville Christian School demonstrated, however, that if you follow Cornerstone’s program, including our fundraising best practices, you can have a fundraising campaign that far surpasses what you are able to do on your own. Raising over $115,000 with just 225 students truly was a remarkable effort.”

Greenville Christian School is a prekindergarten through twelfth grade Christian school with approximately 225 students located in Greenville, Texas, approximately 40 miles northeast of Dallas. Started in 1976, GCS offers a strong academic program, many extra-curricular activities, and a 15:1 student-teacher ratio. According to the school’s website, GCS is the least expensive full-time, PK-Grade 12 on-site Christian school within a 50-mile radius of Greenville. For more information about enrolling a student at Greenville Christian School, contact the school at (903) 454-1111 or visit the school’s website at http://www.greenvillechristian.org.

Cornerstone Consulting Group is a fundraising, development, and marketing consulting firm located near Charlottesville, Virginia. The firm works primarily with Christian preschools, Christian K-12 schools, Pregnancy Resource Centers, and Christian-owned businesses. Since 2003, Cornerstone has worked with over 150 Christian schools on over 300 special event fundraising campaigns in nearly 35 states across the country. By implementing Cornerstone’s fundraising strategies, schools often raise 200% to 400% more money compared to conducting a fundraising campaign on their own. To learn more about Cornerstone Consulting Group and their fundraising and marketing services, call (424) 236-3588 or visit their websites at http://www.cornerstoneconsultinggrp.com and http://goldminestrategic.com.

Contact Info:
Name: Herb Rawling
Email: hrawling@cornerstoneconsultinggrp.com
Organization: Cornerstone Consulting Group
Address: 228 Antioch Springs Lane, Scottsville, VA 24590, United States
Phone: +1-424-236-3588

For more information, please visit http://www.cornerstoneconsultinggrp.com

Source: PressCable

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