How To Get Started with Stained Glass Restoration Fundraising in Colorado Springs

How To Get Started with Stained Glass Restoration Fundraising in Colorado Springs

Ideas On Fundraising For Your Colorado Springs Church Stained Glass Restoration

Through our years and our extensive experiences restoring stained glass across the country, we have found the biggest impediment to churches getting their stained glass windows restored is lack of funds.  This is true for Colorado Springs churches too. By and large, most churches don’t have thousands of dollars readily available for these types of costly projects. However, we, Colorado Springs Stained Glass, often guide churches into avenues for funding. In fact, we have given advice to many churches and seen them successfully navigate the stained glass restoration fundraising process as a result. Below are a few tips on how to where to begin the process and a couple of pointers on where to look for funds.  We are also happy to brainstorm with your Colorado Springs church when we meet with you to help you tap into local resources not outlined here.

Tap Into Your Chuch’s Enthusiastic Volunteer Resources

To begin the process of fundraising for your church stained glass restoration,  choosing the right church members to spearhead the project is essential. Those who are most supportive and enthusiastic about the process are always a good idea because these wonderful people will be heavily relied on throughout the process. It is critical, therefore, to involve energetic people with a positive attitude.  

Decide Where You Want To Seek Out Funding

Some churches only want to get stained glass restoration funds from within the church.  In cases like these, there are often wealthy patrons to choose from. However, for smaller churches, ones that may not have deep-pocketed members,  seeking outside help is a must. Should you decide to look outside your church, be aware there are grants available from historical societies and local businesses often help out.  Asking businesses for things like donated merchandise or space to hold a fundraising event is common and productive. In fact, businesses often prefer these types of donations over simply writing a check.

Get Creative In Your Stained Glass Restoration Fundraisers

Church stained glass is not just lovely but historic too and, often, restoration is an interesting project that people will get behind.   Adding creative fundraising to the endeavor is sure to invoke max participation. Of course, traditional fund drives like car washes or selling candy work great but also try thinking out of the box. Maybe a silent auction, involving local businesses or an ice cream social.

These are only a few ideas that we have seen churches across the country succeed in doing.  There are so many things churches can do when they set their minds to it. We advise you to call us for an initial assessment on your Colorado Springs church stained glass so you have a real number to work towards.  Reach out to us today to schedule a visit and to take that first step toward preserving your church’s historical treasures.

Martin Faith is a highly skilled stained glass artisan from Glasgow, Scotland. He has been studying the history, evolution, and techniques behind stained glass creation for over 35 years. Since 1991, he has been running his own stained glass studio based out of Colorado. Martin feels a personal connection to stained glass because of his Scottish heritage and has dedicated his life's work to its preservation and continuity. Using the same techniques which have been passed down for generations, Martin uses his expertise to create custom stained glass windows for Colorado Springs homes, businesses, and churches. He and his team have performed countless restorations for aging and antique stained glass and have produced over 50,000 original works to date.

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