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[…]

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[…]

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[…]