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Faith-Based Higher Education & Seminary

Calvin Theological Seminary, Grand Rapids, MI

  2014/15 2015/16 2016/17
Number of Records 14,199 5,515 4,152
Investment in Phone-a-thon $45,355.50 $18,015.50 $13,431.50
Total number of pledges 1,591 1,186 872 
Total dollars pledged $136,345.00 $105,235.00 $81,120.00 
Average Pledge $85.69 $88.73 $93.02 
Pledge Percentage 11.20% 21.50% 21.00% 
Investment per $1 pledged $0.33 $0.17 $0.16 
ROI - $ pledged per $1 spent $3.00 $5.84 $6.03 

Concordia Theological Seminary, Ft. Wayne, IN

  2015/16 2016/17
Number of Records 5,031 5,896
Investment in Phone-a-thon $20,254.00 $22,175.25
Total number of pledges 1,019 715
Total dollars pledged $274,730.00 $104,989.00
Average Pledge $103.03 $384.23
Pledge Percentage 20.33% 12.11%
Investment per $1 pledged $0.19 $0.08
ROI - $ pledged per $1 spent $5.18 $12.38

McCormick Theological Seminary, Chicago, IL

  2014/15 2015/16 2016/17
Number of Records 958 609 568
Investment in Phone-a-thon $4,118.00 $2,589.00 $2,089.20
Total number of pledges 181 140 101
Total dollars pledged $20,965.00 $14,195.00 $9,790.00
Average Pledge $215.83 $101.39 $96.93
Pledge Percentage 18.91% 22.99% 17.78%
Investment per $1 pledged $0.20 $0.18 $0.21
ROI - $ pledged per $1 spent $5.09 $5.48 $4.67

Trinity Episcopal School for Ministry, Ambridge, PA

  2015/16 2016/17
Number of Records 931 895
Investment in Phone-a-thon $3,718.15 $3,533.75
Total number of pledges 55 105
Total dollars pledged $8,272.00 $15,920.00
Average Pledge $150.40 $151.62
Pledge Percentage 5.84% 10.57%
Investment per $1 pledged $0.45 $0.22
ROI - $ pledged per $1 spent $2.22 $4.51

Wartburg Theological Seminary, Dubuque, IA

  2015/16 2016/17
Number of Records 1,404 1,523
Investment in Phone-a-thon $5,617.00 $5,626.85
Total number of pledges 239 332
Total dollars pledged $32,776.60 $42,469.64
Average Pledge $137.14 $127.92
Pledge Percentage 16.67% 23.85%
Investment per $1 pledged $0.18 $0.13
ROI - $ pledged per $1 spent $5.45 $7.48

United Lutheran Seminary, Philadelphia PA

  2014/15 2015/16 2016/17
Number of Records 3,461 1,730 1,262
Investment in Phone-a-thon $14,113.00 $8,092.00 $5,334.30
Total number of pledges 417 232 201
Total dollars pledged $44,065.00 $44,335.00 $54,125.00
Average Pledge $105.67 $191.09 $269.27
Pledge Percentage 12.06% 13.48% 15.93%
Investment per $1 pledged $0.32 $0.18 $0.09
ROI - $ pledged per $1 spent $3.12 $5.47 $10.14

 

Did you know?
Lansing Attorney General Schuette reports: “among Michigan-based fundraisers, J. Milito & Associates of Grand Rapids consistently produced favorable results. Its 56 clients shared an average 73.9 percent of the $1.4 million raised on their behalf. Only two of the 56 experienced a loss. Overall, however, that level of return was the exception.”
Source, Lansing State Journal, March 9, 2013