Ascension Press Roundtable Do's and Don'ts of Catholic Fundraising

Ascension Roundtable: Do’s and Don’ts of Catholic Fundraising

I just did an interview with Ascension Press on their podcast, Ascension Roundtable. You may be familiar with their other podcasts: Fr Mike Schmitz video series and the Jeff Cavins Show. Anyways, I was just sharing my story of how I teach Catholics how to start and grow Catholic apostolates, and I’ve been doing it Read more about Ascension Roundtable: Do’s and Don’ts of Catholic Fundraising[…]

Caritas fundraising

How to raise 1 billion dollars for Catholic charities

This week I am in Bratislava speaking at a fundraising conference by Caritas Internationalis, the Vatican’s arm of charitable work and responsible for raising $1 billion in donations per year. That’s one BILLON; otherwise known as a lot of money. I’m offering six workshops on how to fundraise better which I want to share with Read more about How to raise 1 billion dollars for Catholic charities[…]

American Secular France

How a Catholic American is thriving in Secular France

I was recently on the Jennifer Fulwiler show to talk about my book, Alms: Your Definitive Guide to the Ins and Outs of Catholic fundraising. To get a free copy of the book, jump to this page. (Warning: there is a LIMITED supply. So, first come, first serve.) However, we spent most of the time Read more about How a Catholic American is thriving in Secular France[…]

Why Catholics Don't Give

Why Catholics Don’t Give… And What Can Be Done About It

Ever wonder why Catholics don’t give to you? There’s a book that answers this question. Why Catholics Don’t Give… And What Can Be Done About it by Charles Zech is a must read for any Catholic fundraiser. Published by Our Sunday Visitor, the book was commissioned specifically to understand the giving landscape of the Catholic Church Read more about Why Catholics Don’t Give… And What Can Be Done About It[…]

Why Catholics are Terrible at Fundraising

Why Catholics are Terrible At Fundraising (And What to Do About it)

I’ve been fundraising for Catholic organizations for several years now, and I have been blessed to meet so many incredible Catholics who work and volunteer for them. Most Catholics get involved because they want to make a difference. They want to help a cause that is bigger than them. They love their Catholic faith and Read more about Why Catholics are Terrible At Fundraising (And What to Do About it)[…]

why is our pastor asking for money again

Why is my pastor always asking me for money?

All of us have heard this question and may even have voiced it ourselves. There are at least three reasons why pastors ask the people at Mass for their participation and their stewardship. Reason #1 – Funds are required to support activities The first reason is that the Church is like any other active organization, Read more about Why is my pastor always asking me for money?[…]

How to get your board involved in fundraising

5 Important Steps to Getting Your Board, Volunteers, Colleagues Involved with Fundraising

How to get your board involved with fundraising? I regularly conduct fundraising workshops for Catholic charities. One subject people often asked about is regarding who does what when raising money. In particular, Catholics are interested in how to involve their board, colleagues, and, most importantly, their armies of volunteers. These are important questions because you Read more about 5 Important Steps to Getting Your Board, Volunteers, Colleagues Involved with Fundraising[…]

5 steps from Fr Marcus on how to restore your church or parish

I recently visited Fr. Marcus Holden, rector of the shrine of St Augustine of Canterbury in Ramsgate, England to learn how he restored the church and reclaimed its prominence as both a historical and religious shrine. When Fr Marcus arrived in 2010, he found the church in poor condition. Many Catholics in Ramsgate, including local Read more about 5 steps from Fr Marcus on how to restore your church or parish[…]

An innovative approach to selling goods online for charities

We all have a drawer, cupboard, garage, attic, or a spare room bursting with useless clutter that has not been used in years. The latest research shows that most everyone is in the same situation: we are all surrounded by clutter. The U.S. Department of Energy reports that one out of every four people with two-car Read more about An innovative approach to selling goods online for charities[…]

Advent Appeal Guide

A Practical Guide for Running an Advent Appeal

I just wanted to take this time during Advent to leave a personal message here. I can’t tell you how grateful I am for the messages and support from all of the Catholics on this page over the past year. It is, entirely, because of you that CatholicFundraiser.net and I have been able to help over Read more about A Practical Guide for Running an Advent Appeal[…]