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[…]

Getting back on track with your fundraising goal

Welcome, July! We just passed the halfway point of 2017, and I have to ask a simple but important yes or no question, “are you on track with your fundraising?” I will make the bold assumption that you are behind. Maybe even far behind. Why? Because like most Catholic fundraisers, executives, and directors, you realize Read more about Getting back on track with your fundraising goal[…]

Capital Campaign Fundraising

Capital Campaign Fundraising – The 3 Factors of Success

Recently I discovered a beautiful church in the South of France that is being renovated. The church is Saint John of Malta in Aix en Provence, and over $700,000 in a capital campaign was raised to restore the facade. What is ironic is that $0 is coming from the parish itself. Local and state sources Read more about Capital Campaign Fundraising – The 3 Factors of Success[…]

How to fundraise for your pro-life charity

Ever wonder how to fundraise for your pro-life charity?  Fundraising for pro-life charities is one of my favorite activities. I know that my work is helping one of the most important missions of the Catholic Church: saving lives of babies. This week I want to share what I’ve seen works best in pro-life fundraising so Read more about How to fundraise for your pro-life charity[…]

Caritas fundraising

How to raise 1 billion dollars for Catholic charities

This week I am in Bratislava speaking at a fundraising conference by Caritas Internationalis, the Vatican’s arm of charitable work and responsible for raising $1 billion in donations per year. That’s one BILLON; otherwise known as a lot of money. I’m offering six workshops on how to fundraise better which I want to share with Read more about How to raise 1 billion dollars for Catholic charities[…]

American Secular France

How a Catholic American is thriving in Secular France

I was recently on the Jennifer Fulwiler show to talk about my book, Alms: Your Definitive Guide to the Ins and Outs of Catholic fundraising. To get a free copy of the book, jump to this page. (Warning: there is a LIMITED supply. So, first come, first serve.) However, we spent most of the time Read more about How a Catholic American is thriving in Secular France[…]

Alms

The Alms Book is Your Definite Guide to Fundraising

I passed through Dallas, Texas last week, and I had the privilege of stopping by the Catholic radio station, KATH 910 AM Guadalupe Radio, to speak with Dave Palmer about my book, Alms: Your Definite Guide to the Ins and Outs of Catholic Fundraising. To get a free copy of the book, jump to this Read more about The Alms Book is Your Definite Guide to Fundraising[…]

Fundraising Management

Fundraising management

‘Fundraising Management: Analysis, Planning, and Practice’ by Adrian Sargeant and Elaine Jay is what I would call the comprehensive textbook of everything about fundraising. It is an instruction manual into every technical aspect: audit, market research, strategic planning, different forms of fundraising, benchmarks, management, leadership, and legal. The book critically examines the different components and Read more about Fundraising management[…]