Steps for a Successful Year-End Campaign

3 Steps to Your Best Year-End Campaign Ever

December, Advent, and Christmas are all times when most Catholic charities are preparing their year-end campaigns and appeals. As I talk about the most important month of the year for fundraisers, I get a lot of questions like these: “How do I make sure I’m ready to make the most of December? How do I Read more about 3 Steps to Your Best Year-End Campaign Ever[…]

How Catholics Can Successfully Fundraise

Jennifer Fulwiler interviews Brice Sokolowski from CatholicFundraiser.net. In this Part 2 of the interview, Jennifer and Brice talk about how to fundraise in the Catholic Church, the fundamentals to follow, and why now is the best time ever to follow Christ and go big on your vocation. Thank you for watching this video. I hope Read more about How Catholics Can Successfully Fundraise[…]

EXCLUSIVE: How to Follow Your Vocation (and go on Holiday)

Jennifer Fulwiler interviews Brice Sokolowski from CatholicFundraiser.net. In this Part 1 of the interview, Jennifer and Brice talk about the Catholic Church, Mass, living abroad, the challenges of following God, and how to pursue your vocation. Thank you for watching this video. I hope that you keep up with the week videos I post on Read more about EXCLUSIVE: How to Follow Your Vocation (and go on Holiday)[…]

faith in fundraising

How to fit fundraising into your Catholic faith

My fundraising started to kick into high gear when I better understood how it connects with my faith. The word “faith” gets thrown around a lot and unfortunately, it loses its meaning.  I took a close look to understand what faith means and what it does not mean. The common phrase about faith when you Read more about How to fit fundraising into your Catholic faith[…]

Gather a community before you gather donors

Everything you do with fundraising begins with your community. Your community consists of every person you bring into your mission. This includes donor, non-donor, volunteer, inquirer, lapsed donor, and even the people who you meet each day. By focusing your attention on building your community, you take them on the journey which is realizing your Read more about Gather a community before you gather donors[…]

Thank You Fundraising

How to perfect your ‘Thank You’ in fundraising

The “thank you” is the undisputed champion of all fundraising conversations. This is because your gratitude is the hallmark of acknowledging how God blesses you through the people you meet. Therefore thanking people must be foundational in your day to day work as a fundraiser. I would even rank your ‘thank you’ as more important Read more about How to perfect your ‘Thank You’ in fundraising[…]

asking for donations

What to say (and not say) when asking for donations

There is an art to asking for a donation. I am not talking just about intuition and creativity. To become a great artist, you have to spend years learning and perfecting your craft, and it doesn’t come easy. You have to fail countless times until you get it right. You are constantly looking for what Read more about What to say (and not say) when asking for donations[…]

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[…]