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[…]

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[…]

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[…]

Fundraising Lessons

First 100 Days of 2017: The Biggest Lessons Learned

What are the big lessons of the first 100 days of the year? I get to meet hundreds of Catholics each month who are doing incredible projects. Whether it’s starting a new charity or expanding one, Catholics are working hard in the vineyard to bring Christ to the world. As a fundraiser dedicated to helping Read more about First 100 Days of 2017: The Biggest Lessons Learned[…]

how to cut fundraising costs

How to Cut Your Fundraising Costs by 99% (and more)

In the ten plus years that I’ve been working, I’ve experienced dramatic changes in how I work. I used to travel to an office, wasting an hour commuting each way. Now, I can do everything I want in a coffee shop in the middle of the Alps. It’s a bit crazy because I think that Read more about How to Cut Your Fundraising Costs by 99% (and more)[…]

How to create an amazing Catholic website

You may already have a website or have been thinking of building one. Whatever the case, promoting your Catholic work online is one of the most significant steps you can make to attract prospects, find donors, and raise funds. Just imagine how many more people could connect with your mission with a website? They could Read more about How to create an amazing Catholic website[…]

A Catholic Fundraiser’s Reading List

My 50 recommended books to read Reading has been one of the best ways I’ve developed as a Catholic fundraiser. Over the years, I’ve read multiple genres to piece together a fundraising method that is grounded in the Catholic faith and efficient at delivering results. I have compiled a list of the top 50 books Read more about A Catholic Fundraiser’s Reading List[…]