Get the Good Word Out with Effective Newsletters

By Mike Perkins, South Area Director at the Fellowship of Catholic University Students Get the Good Word Out with Effective Newsletters Henry Ford said, “You can’t build a reputation on what you are going to do.” Newsletters, when done well, can be an effective means of spreading the good word about your mission and ministry. At the same time, quality work…

A Spirituality of Fundraising

By Jamie Cappetta, President at USC Caruso Catholic Center 5 Reasons to read "A Spirituality of Fundraising" by Henri Nouwen 5. You will be Encouraged “Fundraising is a very rich and beautiful activity. It is a confident, joyful and hope-filled expression of ministry. In ministering to each other, each from the riches that he or she possesses, we work together for…

Making a Statement: Mission and Vision

By Tara Doyon, Director of Stewardship and Development at St. Paul Catholic Center Making a Statement: Mission and Vision Mission and vision statements function as essential guideposts for any organization but can be vital to the success or failure of a small nonprofit or ministry. These foundational documents allow your ministry to execute, evaluate, and grow or adapt your organization’s purpose…

Is “Crisis Giving” an Effective Development Strategy?

By Andrew Robison, President of Petrus Development Is "Crisis Giving" an Effective Development Strategy? No matter where in the country you are, you have undoubtedly seen the images of the destruction that Hurricane Harvey has left in its wake. Over 21 trillion gallons of water across Texas and Louisiana, over 50 inches of rain in many parts of Houston and…

Hiring a Great Development Director

By John Flynn, Vice President of Philanthropy Fellowship of Catholic University Students (FOCUS) Hiring a Great Development Director Good development people are hard to come by. Great development people are even tougher to find. We often talk to leaders who are quick to share their true feelings about their experience of hiring a Development Director. Those conversations commonly begin with…

Andrew Robison is the new President of Petrus, LLC

Andrew Robison is the new President of Petrus, LLC Petrus Development is pleased to announce Andrew Robison as the company’s new President, effective July 1, 2017. Robison will lead Petrus’ national development efforts. Robison is an established leader in fund development across many sectors of the nonprofit community. He has worked for over 12 years in development roles in Catholic campus…

Q&A with Andrew Robison

Q&A with Andrew Robison, president of Petrus Development Andrew Robison, president of Petrus Development sits down and answers some questions about his new role and his vision for the future of higher-ed fund development. What is the most important role of Petrus? Petrus Development exists for one major reason: to help our organizations raise more money so they are better…