Where to find donors? … Try here

Three steps to finding donors for your next appeal

Make sure to get your free copy of ‘The 10 Commandment of Catholic Fundraising’. It’s a book that highlights the ten tasks you should do to keep you focused on your mission and hit your fundraising target, every time.
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Today, we tackle the BIG question: Where do you find donors?

So many Catholic apostolates (and aspiring ones) want to have a sustainable funding source.

But donors don’t just appear.

I didn’t just bump into donors each time I ran a campaign. Neither will you.

However! Even though donors don’t appear with the snap of your fingers, here’s what you can do to make the search a lot easier:

Three tips on how to ask for a donation (my best 3 tips)

When you don't know how to ask (here's what to say)

Make sure to get your free copy of ‘The 10 Commandment of Catholic Fundraising’. It’s a book that highlights the ten tasks you should do to keep you focused on your mission and hit your fundraising target, every time.
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Have you ever been unsure how to ask someone for a donation?

In the first two weeks of the year, this has been the number one question people have asked me.

“What do I say?”

Today, I’m sharing with you my three best tips on how to ask for donations. You will likely be surprised by what I recommend. You may even completely disregard my advice!

Oh well… let’s see if you agree or not:

How to Balance a Vow of Poverty and Fundraising

Insight from Fr Alphonsus Rodriquez's spiritual classic, The Practice of Christian & Spiritual Perfection

Make sure to get your free copy of ‘The 10 Commandment of Catholic Fundraising’. It’s a book that highlights the ten tasks you should do to keep you focused on your mission and hit your fundraising target, every time.
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Here’s a curveball for you: Are a vow of poverty and fundraising compatible?

You have likely struggled to answer this question, wondering how the two can possibly coexist. You may have even had people complain to you that you should NOT be fundraising because as a Catholic, you should take a “vow of poverty.”

Okay… but how do you keep the lights on?

Whether you have taken a vow of poverty as a religious or strive to follow this Christian practice, the reality is you may have to fundraise to pay for the necessary costs of your vocation.

Therefore, how do you connect the vow of poverty with fundraising?

Enter Fr Alphonsus Rodriguez, a Jesuit priest from the 16th century and a renowned spiritual writer. He explains – in practical terms – how you and I can balance a vow of poverty and fundraising.

These ideas come from his masterpiece, The Practice of Christian & Religious Perfection.

Check it out:

How to Write an Appeal Letter

... the Catholic way

Make sure to get your free copy of ‘The 10 Commandment of Catholic Fundraising’. It’s a book that highlights the ten tasks you should do to keep you focused on your mission and hit your fundraising target, every time.

If you’ve been following me for the past two years, I hope that you’ve enjoyed my weekly articles on how to fundraise in a Catholic context. Yes, I’ve dedicated 100% of my attention to Catholic fundraising. That includes religious orders, lay apostolates, youth ministry, family ministry, pro-life ministries, schools, universities, and the list goes on.

I’ve offered the steps on where to find donations, how to ask for donations, and when to adopt new strategies (such as online fundraising).

Today, let’s dive into the world of appeal letters. You will notice that I take a different approach to the average fundraiser. Rather than focus my attention on asking for a donation, I focus on my relationship with the reader.