The Real and Present Danger of Volunteers

Why Catholic Apostolates should think twice about using volunteers when fundraising

Often, we think that we cannot fundraise alone. 

It is wise to look to others for help.

With any campaign you launch, you will have to get people to help you. That is why you might turn to volunteers.

However, there are significant risks to getting people to help you fundraise. Therefore, is using volunteers prudent?

I want to share my thoughts with you:

Time Management Tips for Fundraising

How should Catholic Apostolates manage their time?

It’s a question many Catholic apostolates struggle with:

“How do I manage my time when fundraising?”

Balancing your time can be tricky. Should you organize an event that will attract many people all at once, or do you meet with people in smaller groups – or even individually?

A lot of people will tell you, “it depends.”

But I don’t think that’s true.

I believe there is a best fundraising strategy when it comes to managing your time. What’s more, this strategy works regardless of your mission, where you live, or how long you’ve been an apostolate.

Find out how I think you should manage your time:

How to Persuade Someone to Donate to Your Catholic Apostolate

Hello faithful Catholic,

Today, I want to discuss with you the topic of persuasion.

How do you persuade some to donate?

I picked this topic because several people this week have asked me this question. The definition of ‘persuade’ is to MOVE by argument, request, or expostulation to a belief, position, or course of action.

Therefore, in the case of fundraising, we want to know how to “move by request to a course of action.”

Here are my thoughts on how to persuade someone to donate:

Where to find help with your next fundraising campaign

You’ve likely asked yourself one of the following questions:

       “How do I ask for a donation?”

  “Who should I ask?”

     “When should I run a campaign?”

   “What are the best strategies to use?”

If you are reading this email, then you’ve either asked these questions or similar ones.

Today, I want to share with you three ways you can get help with your fundraising. It’s best not to guess what works best. Instead, I recommend you take these easy steps to help you:

Where to find a great and Catholic development director

Have you ever searched for a development director?

If you have been on the hunt, finding a GOOD one can be a challenge.

It’s another thing to find a good and CATHOLIC development director!

You want someone that understands both your mission and can assist your apostolate raise funds. So what’s the secret to striking gold? Here are my thoughts: