“With the current economic climate as a harsh reality,” Walsh points out, “effective, cost efficient church fund raising naturally becomes more necessary. We anticipate strong, consistent demand for our franchisees’ services.”
Burnsville, MN (PRWEB) November 05, 2011
A franchise arena never before offered to franchise buyers is now available for the very first time– church fundraising. Franchisees have long been able to invest in the burger business, the ice cream business or the weight loss business. Now the church/faith-based fundraising business has been added to the mix. For the first time in franchise history, entrepreneurs of faith can combine their business life with their spiritual life, thanks to the new church fundraising franchise offering from Walsh & Associates.
Walsh & Associates, headquartered in Burnsville, MN, a suburb or Minneapolis and St. Paul, has been successfully fundraising for churches across the USA for the past 20 years. They are one of the premier church fundraisers in the country. Now they have become the first to ever create and offer franchises to people who want to help churches raise money and thrive financially.
“Helping church after church thrive is incredibly satisfying for a faith-based man or woman who plays a key role in the church’s fundraising success,” Michael Walsh, founder and president of Walsh & Associates points out. “Over the years, we’ve discovered that those of us who do this work and have a strong belief in God and for whom our own church plays a pivotal role in our lives, get both satisfaction and payment for our efforts that far surpass our earned income! We are the luckiest people in the world, as far as I am concerned. We are so delighted to offer this opportunity to our franchisees as well.”
Walsh & Associates has developed a turnkey system that has enabled capital campaigns they conduct for churches to consistently achieve higher levels of success and raise more money relative to church income than other alternatives, according to Walsh. “We not only have been able to achieve remarkable fundraising results for churches, but also have developed a way to share our appreciable expertise with our new franchisees. Our franchisees have the opportunity to utilize our carefully honed system to achieve success in their own rights and enjoy tremendous personal satisfaction.”
Walsh founded the fundraising company in 1984 and began working exclusively with churches in 1991. Since their start, Walsh & Associates has conducted hundreds of capital campaigns and has raised hundreds of millions of dollars for churches across the U.S. “On average we raise over 3.2 times regular church contribution income during our church capital campaigns while the industry average produced by other professional fund raisers is only 2.3 times church contribution income. Churches that run their own campaigns typically raise even less: 1.7 times contribution income.
“The system we have created and improved over the years, works effectively and efficiently,” Walsh declares. “The Walsh approach also yields among the most impressive financial results. We have earned a stellar reputation among churches across the country and our franchisees will benefit from the opportunity to use our well-established, highly regarded system and name.”
Each franchise territory is guaranteed to contain 1,000 larger churches as defined by average annual dollar level of giving at a minimum of $250,000. “Our franchisees will not only benefit from our well-proven system of directing church capital campaigns, but from our on-going lead generation efforts at the corporate level as well. “ Walsh affirms.
Franchisees go through an up to six-phased training program and receive three in-depth operations manuals which delineate Walsh’s groundbreaking, proven system for establishing and operating the business, as well as selling and conducting church capital campaigns. Plus they receive three customized computer software programs to help manage their marketing, capital campaign efforts and financial affairs.
“Our franchisees learn how to conduct a capital campaign step-by-step from start to finish. Nothing is left out. Not only that, but we have developed our own customized campaign management software with data base, template materials and numerous reports and other features to assist our franchise owners in expertly directing church capital campaigns,” Walsh revealed. “We have put everything in place that will benefit franchisees as well as maintain and sustain our position in the industry as the company that raises the most money for churches at the lowest cost per dollar raised. Our track record is compelling and as a result, our franchisees will be warmly welcomed by churches that want and need our help.
“With the current economic climate as a harsh reality,” Walsh points out, “effective, cost efficient church fund raising naturally becomes more necessary. We anticipate strong, consistent demand for our services and franchisees who are deeply fulfilled by their mission-driven success. ”
For additional information about a Walsh & Associates franchise, the company can be reached via email at info(at)walshfundraising(dot)com or by phone at 952/882-9392.
About Walsh & Associates Church Fundraising Specialists ®
Walsh & Associates specializes in conducting capital campaigns exclusively for churches. Walsh is recognized nationwide as one of the premier companies in the industry. Since 1991, the company has helped churches wage successful capital campaigns to provide funding for new buildings, renovation, debt reduction, deferred maintenance, endowments and other special and substantial needs. Walsh & Associates’ home office is located in a southern suburb of Minneapolis/ St. Paul at 1601 Highway 13 East, Suite 200, Burnsville, MN 55337. They also have representatives in Sacramento, CA, Denver, CO, Austin, Chicago, IL and Atlanta, GA. They can be reached by calling toll-free at 800-894-3863 or via email at info(at)walshfundraising(dot)com. In addition, you can find them online at http://www.walshfundraising.com and http://www.walshfundraising.com/ownership