How to Inspire Catholics and Get Donors

How to Inspire Catholics and Get Donors

Ever wonder how to inspire Catholics and get donors? Fundraising is done correctly when you focus on this one task: sharing your work’s purpose with people who will be inspired to support it. Bad fundraising focuses on asking people for money. Therefore, focus on inspiring people, not on asking them for money. This may sound Read more about How to Inspire Catholics and Get Donors[…]

What A Future Saint Taught Me About Fundraising

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[…]

The 6 Steps to Crowdfunding

The 6 Steps to Crowdfunding

Crowdfunding is a hot topic at the moment. When someone tells you, “Why don’t you crowdfund?” What image pops into your head? Close your eyes for ten seconds, and just watch where your thoughts take you. What did you think about? Likely, you imagined the many donors, maybe thousands, you could attract with your campaign Read more about The 6 Steps to Crowdfunding[…]

How to Get Every Parishioner Involved in Your Appeal

How to Get Every Parishioner Involved in Your Appeal

The following topic on getting every parishioner involved in your appeal for beginners is a continuation of the Almoner’s blog, a series of fictional letters written by a parishioner to his parish priest about fundraising. You can read all previous letters of the Almoner: http://catholicfundraiser.net/category/almoner-blog/ Dear Fr. Jacob, Fantastic news! Who knew that you would be able Read more about How to Get Every Parishioner Involved in Your Appeal[…]

Your Biggest Barrier to Fundraising Success

Your Biggest Barrier to Fundraising Success

When you cannot move forward with fundraising, you experience what I would call a snowball effect. You stress about the future rather than focus on the present. Then, in panic, you quickly organize a campaign, asking everyone you know for donations. You do this through email, post, social media, and maybe an event. All your Read more about Your Biggest Barrier to Fundraising Success[…]

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

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)[…]

SLOW DOWN: Baby Step Your Way To Success With Your Next Fundraising Campaign

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[…]

How to 10x Your Number of Major Gifts in One Weekend

How to 10x Your Number of Major Gifts in One Weekend

The following topic on major gift fundraising for beginners is a continuation of the Almoner’s blog, a series of fictional letters written by a parishioner to his parish priest about fundraising. You can read all previous letters of the Almoner: http://catholicfundraiser.net/category/almoner-blog/ Dear Fr. Jacob, That’s awesome! Don’t worry, I set the bar high for you, and this Read more about How to 10x Your Number of Major Gifts in One Weekend[…]

Old vs. New Fundraising – Why you must change your approach today

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[…]