Ohef Sholom Temple

by | Aug 28, 2020 | Case Studies


After an assessment, we found that Ohef Sholom needed an additional $1,000,000+ to preserve their historic sanctuary and expand their programs to current and potential members. There were champions willing to lead the fundraising, but no consensus among the board about the need for a campaign. The culture focused on transactional giving and not philanthropy, and there were no full-time development staff. 


SparkNonprofit conducted a feasibility & planning study for a $1,750,000 capital campaign that engaged and excited Ohef’s board and member donors. We developed a campaign strategy and plan, helped recruit volunteer leadership, and executed the campaign.


As a result of the campaign, Ohef Sholom’s member donors increased their annual giving and helped secure the future of the Temple by donating more than $1,750,000 towards capital and program needs.

You eased any anxiety we had about undertaking a comprehensive development plan and fundraising campaign, and you fully immersed yourself to gain a firsthand understanding of our culture, vision, and goals. Our investment with you was invaluable and exceeded our expectations.

Karen Fine

Ohef Sholom Temple

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