Pray, Pray, Pray, Ask - The Catholic approach to fundraising for your apostolate in the 21st century
I’m so excited to announce the launch of my book, Pray, Pray, Pray, Ask. This book outlines my Catholic approach to fundraising for your apostolate in the 21st century
Looking for a gift for your apostolate’s board or leadership team? Want your team to be better equipped to fundraise in 2022? Get the perfect Christmas gift by ordering copies of Pray, Pray, Pray, Ask.
Looking for direction with your fundraising? This book outlines the foundational tools and principles Catholics should consider when fundraising. The recommendations provided in these pages are faith-focused and grounded in the Catechism of the Catholic Church, Holy Scripture, and the recommendations of the Saints.
I choose the title Pray, Pray, Pray, Ask because of the four different forms of prayer the Catechism talks about: Blessing, Intercession, Thanksgiving, and Petition. When we think of fundraising for a Catholic apostolate, we immediately think of asking, otherwise known as a petition.
Like a petition, a donation request is asking for help.
I was inspired by the Catechism because a great and inspirational petition can only happen when you also perform the other three prayers: thanking people, helping people, and acknowledging people for who they are.
The book is designed to go into specific detail about solving many of the problems Catholic face when fundraising by using the Catechism’s approach for how we pray. I make the analogy that asking people for funds is analogous to asking God for specific things or graces in our life. The Catechism teaches us how to form a proper petition to God which helps us also form a proper gift request to people. I know this because I’ve used it in my own fundraising with great success. This happens because I am more genuine and Catholic with how I approach the subject of money with people.
Now the question is this: will you continue to assume how to fundraise and use outdated tactics that distract you from your mission? Or are you ready to learn how to fundraise in the context of your Catholic faith?