Finding your Voice in Fundraising

Stop screaming ‘Please Donate’ because people are not listening

You have a message that you want others to hear. You are inspired to bring Jesus into the world, and you want people to be as inspired as you. Sometimes you ponder about the possibilities in front of you. You see all the people’s lives you will help. You see it right in front of Read more about Stop screaming ‘Please Donate’ because people are not listening[…]

How to find donors

How to Find More and More and More Donors (and then even more)

Most of us start with the idea that to raise funds we have to find donors all the time. Therefore, the hunt begins, and the fundraising strategy focuses on finding people and getting them to donate. Sounds like a logical approach to reach your target, but in fact, it’s not at all. If you are Read more about How to Find More and More and More Donors (and then even more)[…]

Right Words Fundraising

How to Find the Right Words for Your Next Fundraiser

When you are preparing for a donation request or even a campaign, you likely wonder, “What do I say to someone for them to give me money?” You see the success other Catholic charities have, and you think, “If I can learn what they are saying, I can have the same results.” You think that Read more about How to Find the Right Words for Your Next Fundraiser[…]

Fundraise Hurricane Harvey

How to Fundraise after a Disaster (Hurricane Harvey & Irma)

The level of destruction by Hurricane Harvey has been biblical. Like me, you have been following what’s been happening in Houston and the surrounding areas this past week. Residents have been pounded with rain, winds, tornadoes, and flooding. Now Hurricane Irma is on its way. As we watch the rescue efforts, we are all looking Read more about How to Fundraise after a Disaster (Hurricane Harvey & Irma)[…]

What a fundraiser should do every week

I want to walk you through a typical week for me so you can learn the Catholic habits of how to fundraise effectively. Yes, there are actions you can do that will make your fundraising more Catholic and more effective. Plus, by showing you what I do each week, you will learn two valuable lessons. Read more about What a fundraiser should do every week[…]

The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly of Catholic Fundraising

One of the questions I most often get asked is, “Where do I find donations?” Not surprisingly, everyone is looking for the shortcut and equally unsurprisingly is this fact: There are no shortcuts. The questions I wish more people would ask me is, “what should I do to receive more donations?” Fundraising requires action. The Read more about The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly of Catholic Fundraising[…]

Re-thinking Fundraising Catholic Approach

Rethinking How You Fundraise – The Catholic Approach

Rethinking how you fundraise will have a great impact than any appeal you are launching. When you think about fundraising, you emotions lean one of two ways. You get that positive, happy feeling when you imagine all the possibilities that additional funding can help with doing more of your mission. You could likely daydream about Read more about Rethinking How You Fundraise – The Catholic Approach[…]

Story Telling Fundraising Bullet Train

Why Telling Your Story Improves Your Fundraising (DRAMATICALLY)

You strive to be a saint because doing God’s will is why you get up every morning. Though right now, at this very moment, there are key distinctions between you and a saint. The first is that a saint is already in heaven. The second is people know a saint’s story. You have to wait Read more about Why Telling Your Story Improves Your Fundraising (DRAMATICALLY)[…]

How to ask for gifts

How to Ask for Gifts and Get Donations

What more could be said about engaging with prospects and donors? We all know what it comes down to. We all know that the ask is the biggest, scariest, and most important, the one action that can change our Catholic mission in an instant. While hesitant about how to properly ask for a gift, Catholic Read more about How to Ask for Gifts and Get Donations[…]

Ascension Press Roundtable Do's and Don'ts of Catholic Fundraising

Ascension Roundtable: Do’s and Don’ts of Catholic Fundraising

I just did an interview with Ascension Press on their podcast, Ascension Roundtable. You may be familiar with their other podcasts: Fr Mike Schmitz video series and the Jeff Cavins Show. Anyways, I was just sharing my story of how I teach Catholics how to start and grow Catholic apostolates, and I’ve been doing it Read more about Ascension Roundtable: Do’s and Don’ts of Catholic Fundraising[…]