Recommendations for Picking Catholic Charities to Support

Interview with Compass Catholic Ministries

In this interview, Brice Sokolowski (author of Alms, Your Definitive Guide to the In’s and Out’s of Catholic Fundraising) joins Caitlyn and Diana to discuss how to determine if the charity you want to support is a worthwhile cause and will put your money to good use. No one wants to see their hard-earned money squandered. Brice gives some practical tips so you can make sure your money is used well.

To learn more about the Lepanto Institute and its list of safe Catholic non-profits to support, visit

3 new ways Catholic Apostolates should fundraise

Out with the old and in with the new - Three ways Catholic apostolates can raise more funds

This week, I want to pose you a question: if we were having a cup of coffee together and had a few minutes to talk (and you wanted me to donate), how would you ask me?

I get asked lots of questions about what are the best ways to fundraise. I have noticed that some approaches are more productive questions than others.

Here is the reality.

Some ways of fundraising just don’t work anymore. On the other hand, there are some NEW ways of fundraising that work INCREDIBLY WELL.

The way you ask someone for a donation can make a huge difference in your apostolate. Here is what I mean:

How to Write Better Catholic Appeal Letters

The end of the year is around the corner. Prepare for your End of Year Appeal with these tips.

It’s been one chaotic year – would you agree?

Virus, quarantine, church shutdowns, riots, political rivalry, social unrest… the list continues.

But now that it’s October, you might be able to see December right around the corner.

Now is a great time to start planning your end of year appeal. Here are a few tips on how to prepare writing your appeal letter.

Advice to rookie fundraisers

3 pieces of advice to anyone starting their first fundraising campaign

I’ve received a lot of messages from people diving into fundraising for the first time.

The rookies are coming because September, October, November, and December are the most significant fundraising months.

So, it’s understandable more apostolates want to launch a campaign.

Here’s what I would do if I were a ‘rookie fundraiser’:

“Donate? … The Church already has millions!”

How to respond to negative remarks when you are fundraising

You’ve likely come across someone respond to your donation request like this:

“Donate? You want me to donate? … Aren’t you embarrassed? … The Church already has millions!”

Or, maybe someone was even more critical in their response…

When fundraising, you are bound to come across these types of responses. It can be deflating when you do. Worse, you can second guess your campaign is the right move.

I’ve come across my fair share of critical remarks, and here’s how I respond.