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.

Interview on The Catholic Current with Father Robert McTeigue

In this interview, I speak with Father Robert McTeigue, SJ from The Station of the Cross Catholic Radio Network on how Catholic apostolates should consider fundraising in light of their faith.

We explore how the saints went about asking for donations, particularly Saint Ignatius of Loyola, Saint Theresa of Avila, and Alphonsus Rodriguez

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.

In this interview, I speak with Father Robert McTeigue, SJ from The Station of the Cross Catholic Radio Network on how Catholic apostolates should consider fundraising in light of their faith.

We explore how the saints went about asking for donations, particularly Saint Ignatius of Loyola, Saint Theresa of Avila, and Alphonsus Rodriguez

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.

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Date: 08/12/2020
Time: 05:00-06:00 pm
Appearance: Interview on The Catholic Current with Father Robert McTeigue
Format: Radio