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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[…]

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Why you should embrace the fear of asking people for donations

Who is not scared of fundraising? This fear can be all consuming. We are sometimes so scared that we are not sure if we should or should not ask for money. In my experience as a fundraiser, God has challenged every assumption and perspective I have ever had about asking people for donations. I started Read more about Why you should embrace the fear of asking people for donations[…]

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Fundraising Workshop: How to raise money for your Catholic entity

Dear Reader, Fundraising takes off when we focus on what matters most: mission and relationships. In other words, God and people. I recently gave a fundraising workshop at the Acton Institute in Rome, Italy to an attentive group of 22 individuals representing the diversity of the Catholic Church: Collegio Urbano, Zenit Media, Longbeard Creative, Chavara Read more about Fundraising Workshop: How to raise money for your Catholic entity[…]

Fundraise like a Franciscan

Fundraise like a Franciscan

The following is a continuation of the Almoner’s blog, a series of fictional letters from a parishioner to his parish priest about fundraising. Dear Fr. Jacob, Perhaps you are right. In some ways, fundraising does sound a lot like begging. I understand that you don’t want to look a beggar because who does? I would Read more about Fundraise like a Franciscan[…]

How a priest increased his offertory by 30% WITHOUT directly asking

The following letter was written by a Catholic Priest Dear Fellow Catholic, I would like to share my experience in fundraising. I may not have fresh ideas that you haven’t come across before, but I think it may be helpful to hear a priest’s experience on the matter. Also, we can all learn from each other Read more about How a priest increased his offertory by 30% WITHOUT directly asking[…]