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[…]

Why Catholics Don't Give

Why Catholics Don’t Give… And What Can Be Done About It

Ever wonder why Catholics don’t give to you? There’s a book that answers this question. Why Catholics Don’t Give… And What Can Be Done About it by Charles Zech is a must read for any Catholic fundraiser. Published by Our Sunday Visitor, the book was commissioned specifically to understand the giving landscape of the Catholic Church Read more about Why Catholics Don’t Give… And What Can Be Done About It[…]

Imagining Abundance

Book Review: ‘Imagining Abundance’

Imagining Abundance by Kerry Alys Robinson offers a personal account of the lessons learned when running major capital campaigns for Catholic universities and institutions. The book focuses heavily on the practical side of fundraising in the Catholic context. Plus, it is less than 100 pages, so it’s a quick read, allowing you to move forward Read more about Book Review: ‘Imagining Abundance’[…]

Henri Nouwen Spirituality of Fundraising

Book Review: ‘A Spirituality of Fundraising’ by Henri Nouwen

The book by Henri Nouwen, A Spirituality of Fundraising, is often considered a classic and a reading requirement for anyone looking to raise funds. No more than 60 pages, Henri condenses great reflections and necessary skills to be successful in fundraising within the Catholic context. By success, I (and he) refer to strengthening your mission, Read more about Book Review: ‘A Spirituality of Fundraising’ by Henri Nouwen[…]