How Catholic Apostolates should consider to fundraise as we exit out of the Pandemic
Here’s another episode from my “What to do after the Pandemic” series. In other words: what are some of the biggest lessons learned during the past five months that will set up my success for the rest of the year.
I’m talking about ‘being smart’ with the ‘downtime’ you have right now.
Included, I’m sharing with you the BIG lesson I learned at the beginning of 2020. This one lesson – you could say – has set me up for the rest of the year.
That’s what this week’s video is all about…
In this interview, I speak with Bill Snyder from Patchwork Heart Ministries – Young Catholics Respond on my personal journey of getting into fundraising for Catholic apostolates.
I explain what ignited my departure from a great professional career, how I helped my diocese raise millions, and then turned my attention to the pro-life movement, religious communities, and lay apostolates.
You will enjoy this interview as I explain how to fundraise for a Catholic cause in the 21st century, what you should avoid doing, and where the biggest opportunities are.
Why Catholic apostolates should not be renting or buying lists to fundraise
A few years ago, I earned my Masters in Theology to ground my approach when it comes to fundraising.
This time learning the roots of Catholicism has helped me tremendously make the right decisions.
Take, for example, the common fundraising strategy of list-renting or list-buying. When you rent someone’s list, you can contact the list of people, but you can’t see who they are. When you buy someone’s list, you acquire the list of people and can contact them as much as you like, but you don’t know who’s on the list in advance.
Therefore, the question is, should you be buying or renting lists?
I’ve thought about it a lot, and here’s my response.
It was about being too afraid to ask for donations. How do I overcome my fear of asking people?
What do I do to gather the courage to build a campaign and fundraise for a mission? Here’s my answer:
Ever wonder what it’s like to raise funds for pro-life apostolates and religious communities?
Check out my interview on the Broken Spears podcast.
“With years of experience as a technology consult in cities throughout the world, Brice brought his gifts and talents to the Catholic world to support apostolates and give them the tools necessary to succeed through fundraising.”