How to Get Donors

A Faith-based Fundraising Strategy in 3 Steps

I just wrapped up a big fundraising campaign.

We had more than 3,000 donors participate from countries around the world, and the generosity was pretty incredible.

During this time, someone asked me the question, “How do I get donors?”

It’s a great question, especially with all the challenges surrounding us.

So with circumstances being what they are, I pivoted my fundraising strategy to “get” donors. I use quotations because this idea that we get donors is somewhat misleading.

Therefore, I want to share with you my strategy for “getting” donors with you. Check it out:

Donor Fatigue, does it really exist?

3 questions answered from Catholic leaders running apostolates

One of the saddest things I experienced about the pandemic was watching apostolates put the breaks on their mission.

I really enjoy helping Catholics fundraise, but it was heartbreaking to watch them stop everything.

Have you stopped, too?

I hope not. Today, I’m fielding questions that Catholics like you have asked me about fundraising.

Should you plan any events?

What to do about donor fatigue?

Which new ways should you start fundraising?

That’s what this week’s article is all about. You can check out my answers here:

3 Ways Coronavirus has changed Catholic Fundraising

Fundraising has changed because of the coronavirus, and I want to share with you what I've learned

Happy feast of Saint Matthias, the Apostle. As you know, it’s the month of May (the month of Mary), and we are five months – nearly halfway – into the year.

During these 134 days, the coronavirus likely sideswiped your fundraising.

Mine too.

I had to pivot a lot of my campaigns and move on to Plan B by using virtual methods.

But after running a few “virtual” campaigns, there’s a lot to like about these campaigns! Fundraising has changed because of the coronavirus, and I want to share with you what I’ve learned.

That’s what this week’s lesson is all about:

New Year, New Decade – Top 3 Fundraising Tips for Catholics

My top three recommendations on how Catholics can accelerate their fundraising in 2020 and in the new decade

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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We are in a new year and a new decade.

I took a moment to look back at my notes from all the fundraising campaigns I’ve run these past ten years.

I was wondering – what campaigns have worked the best? What strategies were the most effective? What did I start doing differently to make last year and decade my biggest and best?

When I blew the dust off that notebook, I found some buried treasure that I wanted to share with you.

Here are my three recommendations for what I think you should be doing in 2020 with your fundraising: