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)[…]

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[…]

Blessed Fr Marie-Eugene

What A Future Saint Taught Me About Fundraising

This past weekend I visited the Institute of Notre-Dame de Vie, a worldwide group of laypersons and diocesan priests who strive to bear witness to Christ while fulfilling the duties of their professions and ministries. The insitute itself is based outside the town of Venasque in Provence, France. Father Marie-Eugene of the Child of Jesus Read more about What A Future Saint Taught Me About Fundraising[…]

SLOW DOWN: Baby Step Your Way To Success With Your Next Fundraising Campaign

It’s a fact: asking for money is difficult. I have not met anyone, including me, who is always motivated to fundraise. It’s a tough task, but it’s also an important one, especially if you want to reach new heights with your mission. To do this, we have to get out of our comfort zones, and Read more about SLOW DOWN: Baby Step Your Way To Success With Your Next Fundraising Campaign[…]

Old vs. New Fundraising – Why you must change your approach today

I worked in the fundraising department of a Catholic Diocese for three years, helping over 200 parishes with their fundraising. After, I turned my attention to helping dozens of smaller Catholic charities improve how they fundraise. Each time I wanted to try something different, I received pushback. The leaders of those Catholic charities hesitated to Read more about Old vs. New Fundraising – Why you must change your approach today[…]

Jennifer Fulwiler Qualities of a Fundraiser

6 Qualities Every Catholic Fundraiser Needs to Have

I have talked before about the importance of having a team around you to support your fundraising. (read more about this here) Before I dig deeper into the specifics of who does what, I want to focus on you, the fundraiser. A Catholic fundraiser is responsible for leading all aspects of raising money. Everything begins Read more about 6 Qualities Every Catholic Fundraiser Needs to Have[…]