About Us

Cargill Associates stands at the forefront of capital campaign consulting for nearly almost five decades. In 1976, Bob Cargill started this whole venture with a vision to set a new standard in how nonprofit capital campaigns are executed.

Our Vision

We believe that there is a better approach to capital campaigning. One that doesn’t rely on expensive, detached agents soliciting funds for churches.

With the right expertise and consultant, we believe that churches can acquire the necessary resources to increase their congregations’ generosity.

Core Values

These values serve as a foundation on which our success is built.

Committed to Partnership

We are passionate about what our clients do and seek authentic personal connections with each. For us, it’s all about mission and service, not a “flash and dash” sales pitch. We will never sell a bill of goods and then hardly show up when the real work starts. When we engage you as a client, we commit to being there every step of the way, shoulder to shoulder with you until the job is done. We do what we say we’re going to do, and usually even more.

Fueled by Faith

Our faith is what fuels our passion to do what we do. Even though we do not exclusively serve faith-based organizations, each member of our team possesses a sense of Christian calling to service. Much of how we approach our work is founded on Biblical principles of stewardship. And since we take our faith seriously, you can count on us to serve with integrity and be held accountable for everything we promise.

Individualized Solutions

Your organization and situation are unique. So you need real solutions, not a cookie-cutter program. We are committed to working with you to design individualized services that fit your own set of organizational needs, circumstances, and budget.

Relatable Expertise

Each member of our team has a proven track record of achieving real success in what clients hire us to help them do. Because at the end of the day, it’s not about being the smartest person in the room – it’s about knowing how to get things done. At the same time, while we take our work seriously, we try not to take ourselves too seriously. We love what we do and gain joy from doing it.

Measurable Results

We are committed to achieving measurable results with each of our clients. You are making a big investment, and you need to see a real return. We understand that. For most nonprofits, money is always in short supply. But when dealing with complex situations, real change isn’t easy, and it doesn’t come cheap, especially when bringing a depth and breadth of experience to bear, as we do. Fortunately, most of our clients have plenty of latent opportunity bottled up just waiting to be released, and will usually see a net positive return on investment within the first year of service.

A Division of DickersonBakker

In 2022, Cargill Associates became part of DickersonBakker, a national nonprofit consultancy with offices in Dallas and Raleigh, serving organizations across the United States and Canada. This partnership significantly expands the breadth of services we can offer clients.