Goodlife Community Baptist Church QLD: Community Swim Facility

The Goodlife group was fundraising to finance the expansion of the community sports and recreation facility. The swimming pool and amenities were the major fundraising item. Goodlife set the goal of $2m to complete the project.

Goodlife Community Baptist Church QLD: Community Swim Facility

Background

The Goodlife Community centre, in addition to being a church is described as a place for health and hope which they encourage through exercise and active participation in group activities.
Fundraising Need

The Goodlife group was fundraising to finance the expansion of the community sports and recreation facility. The swimming pool and amenities were the major fundraising item. Goodlife set the goal of $2m to complete the project.

Execution

Firstly, Goodlife held a vision casting meeting for all members of the church and club, this was used to explain the plan and why the club would benefit from an expanded facility. Following this, they sent emails, wrote letters and got on the phone to members and potential donors to “keep the vision alive in people’s minds and hearts”. In the few years it’s been running, this project has raised $2.8m.

Learnings and Advice

The fundraising committee members at Goodlife said it was important to know not just what you want to fundraise for but why you want to do it and why you need to do it.

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