Good fundraising isn’t about shouting from the rooftops about why people should donate to your cause.
It starts with focusing on what matters most (God), keeping your eyes open, and inspiring your community to become more holy.
Take, for example, Saint John Vianney. He began his priestly ministry with a rundown parish, empty pews, and very few financial resources.
You could say he started with nothing…
This week’s article is all about how Saint John Vianney started – especially with fundraising – so you can change more lives and make an even greater impact. Check it out…
PS – the information about Saint John Vianney’s approach comes from the book, the Life of the Cure d’Ars by the Abbe Alfred Monnin. Translated from the French edition.
It seems like every couple of weeks someone claims that saints did not have to fundraise.
The funny thing is, saints (especially the apostles) were very influential people, and as a result, could personally benefit from their situation – this includes money – but they didn’t.
Instead, when they did have material wealth, the saints used it for good.
This is what Saint Robert Bellarmine – Doctor of the Church – teaches in his spiritual masterpiece, the Eternal Happiness of the Saints.
Saint Bellarmine explains how fundraising (the Catholic way) can actually build the Kingdom of God and inspire others to be holy, and that’s what this week’s article is all about:
Have you ever heard of Saint Bonaventure?
I’ve been fortunate enough a few years ago to come across the writings of this incredible Doctor of the Church.
This week, I picked up his classic, Holiness of Life, to see if it had any insight into fundraising.
… and of course, it did.
Saint Bonaventure talks about how poverty can make you rich both in spiritual and temporal treasures. His wisdom will open up new avenues on how you can find donors. Check it out:
The past few weeks I’ve been reading the masterpieces of some of the great Catholic saints. This week I came across Saint Albert the Great.
Have you heard of him?
He’s a Doctor of the Church and one of Saint Thomas Aquinas’s teachers. So St Albert earns the title Great.
One of his masterpieces, On Cleaving to God, opened my eyes to something every Catholic should remember when fundraising. In fact, the lesson is so big, that I had to share it with you:
A couple of weeks ago, I wrote about one of the biggest hurdles Catholics have when it comes to fundraising.
This hurdle is likely holding you back, too…
It’s the lack of confidence to ask for donations.
Well… it’s your lucky day because a wonderful Catholic priest wrote a book called, “The Book of Confidence.” (pdf format/print copy)
Fr. Raymond Thomas de Saint-Laurent – a French priest born in the 19th century – gives you and me exactly what we need when it comes to asking for donations. Check it out: