Fundraise Hurricane Harvey

How to Fundraise after a Disaster (Hurricane Harvey & Irma)

The level of destruction by Hurricane Harvey has been biblical. Like me, you have been following what’s been happening in Houston and the surrounding areas this past week. Residents have been pounded with rain, winds, tornadoes, and flooding. Now Hurricane Irma is on its way. As we watch the rescue efforts, we are all looking Read more about How to Fundraise after a Disaster (Hurricane Harvey & Irma)[…]

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)[…]

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)[…]