I passed through Dallas, Texas last week, and I had the privilege of stopping by the Catholic radio station, KATH 910 AM Guadalupe Radio, to speak with Dave Palmer about my book, Alms: Your Definite Guide to the Ins and Outs of Catholic Fundraising.
To get a free copy of the book, jump to this page. (Warning: there is a LIMITED supply. So, first come, first serve.)
You will really like this interview because Dave and I talk about how to overcome some of the biggest obstacles when it comes to asking for donations.
I also shared my story of how I got started in fundraising for Catholic organizations. A few years ago, I quit my job in consulting to help my diocese raise $60 million. Soon after, I started helping Catholic charities in my community with their fundraising.
Since then, I’ve never looked back.
Today, I help over 20,000 Catholics each month through my website. I also travel the world to share my thoughts and ideas. Next month, I am speaking at a conference hosted by Caritas Internationalis, which is the Vatican’s arm of charitable services and raises over $1 billion a year.
How did the Alms book get written?
I’ve learned to trust God and follow my vocation to help as many Catholics as possible with their fundraising. It sounds like a crazy vocation, and in the beginning, like Abraham, I was scared. I thought, “was this what God really wanted me to do?”
I lacked the faith and trust to respond, but little by little (with the help of daily Masses and rosaries), I persevered.
As I learned to believe more and more (kind of like what Fr. Michael E. Gaitley talks about in 33 Days to Merciful Love), things took off.
Now, I teach Catholics how to overcome the hurdles of combining faith and money.
How to fundraise for your Catholic cause
In the interview, I highlight the importance of focusing your attention on God and not on money. You have to always remember that you don’t need money. You may think you do, but you don’t. You need God.
Then, when you got your bearings right and are moving forward, it may be the right time to fundraising.
This is when you use what I can the Generosity Factor. You have to demonstrate a giving attitude which inspires people to give. You can learn more about this concept in the interview and in an article I wrote: The Generosity Factor: The Fastest Way to More Donations.
The Alms book is your definitive guide to Catholic fundraising
The book is structured so that anyone can move quickly with raising funds. Even if you don’t have donors, and you don’t know where to start, this book will help you move forward.
I also talk about the importance of being 100% Catholic. Too often Catholic charities, organizations, religious orders, dioceses, and parishes shy away from their Catholic identity because they are afraid it’ll scare donors.
In my experience, the opposite is true. Catholics (and even non-Catholics) are most inspired to give when they see authentic Catholicism.
So be Catholic!
You can pick up a free copy today (remember: there’s a limited supply… ) and move your Catholic work forward.