Top 3 Catholic Fundraising Strategies of 2021

What worked the best for Catholic apostolates

We are now in the last month of the year, can you believe it?

I thought to look back and review the top three fundraising strategies of 2021.

What worked?

What didn’t work?

You will be surprised (I think) by what the list includes. Fundraising is not about BIG ideas or BIG campaigns. Instead, it is about a FEW actions done consistently well.

If anything, let me know what you think. What was your best 2021 fundraising strategy? Leave your comment below.

December and End of Year Fundraising Advice for Catholics

Thanksgiving is this week. 

Advent is this weekend. 

December starts next week.

You know what that means. The End-of-Year Fundraising season is just around the corner.

You can raise a significant amount of donations in December. Some Catholic apostolates raise 30% to 50% of all their gifts during this one month.

To help you make the most of December, check this out:

3 Fundraising Strategies for Giving Tuesday

How Catholic Apostolates Can Make the Most of Giving Tuesday

We are a few weeks away from Giving Tuesday (the first Tuesday after Thanksgiving).

Giving Tuesday is a day when non-profits encourage people to donate to their favorite causes.

Why is this day so important for you and your apostolate? It is one of those rare days people expect you to ask for donations. Therefore, you must seize this opportunity!

Today, I want to share with you how to make the most of this day.

I have seen small apostolates raise more than $20,000 with the right Giving Tuesday campaign. You can, too, with the right approach! Check out my recommendations:

Catholic Priest Explains How to Ask for Donations

Church Money Book Review Part 3

“Is there a Catholic way to fundraise?”

I hear this question all the time, practically every day.

Let me put your worries at ease. The answer is YES.

For the last two weeks, I shared with you the advice of a Catholic priest regarding the key facts every apostolate should know about fundraising.

Fr Michael is a Catholic priest in Baltimore and wrote a book titled Church Money: Rebuilding the Way We Fund Our Mission – Lessons from a Catholic Parish (Order through Ave Maria Press).

Today, I want to share Fr Michael’s recommendation on how to ask for a donation. Yes, this priest gives concrete advice on how to make the request. Check it out:

P.S. You will be surprised that he does NOT organize fundraising events, all the while raising more than the parish needs. Anyone with ears should listen to his advice.

Catholic Priest’s Advice on How to Start Fundraising

Church Money Book Review part 2

Last week, I shared with you the advice of a Catholic priest regarding the key facts every apostolate should know about fundraising.

Fr Michael is a Catholic priest in Baltimore and wrote a book titled Church Money: Rebuilding the Way We Fund Our Mission – Lessons from a Catholic Parish (Order through Ave Maria Press).

Today, I want to outline how Fr Michael recommends you START fundraising.

It’s great to learn what a priest has to say because he keeps you and me on the right path. Learn what this priest has to say: