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It's All About Expectations - A Petrus Development Show Episode on Fundraiser Metrics

Andrew Robison, Petrus president, and Rhen Hoehn, Petrus director of marketing, are together again on this week's episode of the Petrus Development Show!  They spend their time discussing how to set development staff expectations for a new fiscal year.  It's another nuts...

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Nonprofit Executive Directors Should Join the Fundraising Adventure

By Rhen Hoehn, Director of Marketing


 

Running a nonprofit is like steering a ship through uncharted waters. As the executive director, you’re the captain, guiding the crew. Amid the waves of daily tasks, one crucial element stands out: fundraising. 

 

You might be tempted...

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Consistent and Sustainable - A Petrus Development Show Episode on Budgeting

Andrew Robison, Petrus president, is back on this week's episode of the Petrus Development Show!  Andrew and Rhen spend their time together discussing the all-important topic of budgeting.  While budgeting may not seem like a terribly exciting interview topic, Andrew and Rhen...

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How to Forecast Development Income for the Next Fiscal Year

By Rhen Hoehn, Director of Marketing


Inflow must be greater than outflow.

 

When it comes to setting a budget, this fact is obvious.

 

When preparing the budget for a nonprofit organization, though, many fundraisers find that the process seems to happen backwards.

 

Your...

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"Do Your Giving While You're Living!" - A Petrus Development Show Episode on Planned Gifts

Rhen is again joined by Tara Doyon, director of operations and senior consultant for Petrus, in this week's episode of the Petrus Development show.  Tara and Rhen broach the potentially intimidating topic of planned giving, and they work to make the idea of planned gifts more...

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6 Common Types of Planned Gifts: Making a Lasting Impact

By Rhen Hoehn, Director of Marketing


 

Planned giving is a powerful way for donors to support causes they care about while also leaving a legacy that lasts beyond their lifetime. 

 

Nonprofit organizations rely on thoughtful contributions like these to continue their vital work...

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Filling Your Development Toolbox - A Petrus Development Show Episode on Fundraising Events

It's time for another change!  We continue our Petrus Development Show Q+A series on important development topics, but this week's episode features a new voice from the Petrus family.  Join us as Rhen interviews Matt Bond, Petrus consultant and executive director of the Santa Fe...

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Small Events Yield Big Payoffs

By Mary Walker, Petrus Blog Contributor


 

When we think of fundraising events, we may picture galas with sponsorships, lots of guests, food, drink, auctions, and entertainment. 

 

Smaller events are a way to raise funds that let you connect with benefactors at a personal level....

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If You Build It, They Will Come - A Petrus Development Show Episode on Capital Campaigns

Welcome back to the Petrus Development Show as we continue our Q+A series with Petrus president, Andrew Robison.  Listen as Andrew and Rhen chat about all things capital campaigns.  This is an episode about campaign logistics, but it's also a message of encouragement for...

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Unlocking Success: Staffing Considerations for Your Catholic Nonprofit's Capital Campaign

By Rhen Hoehn, Director of Marketing


 

As you explore the possibility of embarking on a transformative capital campaign for your nonprofit, one of the most critical factors for success is strategic staffing. 

 

With the right team in place, you can navigate the complexities of...

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Simple But Not Easy - A Petrus Development Show Episode on Building a Fundraising Program

In this week's episode of the Petrus Development Show, we continue our Q+A series with Petrus president, Andrew Robison.  Listen as Andrew and Rhen outline the intial steps for beginning a fundraising program.  Yes, we know this is a very quick primer - it's 30 minutes on the best...

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Unveiling the Blueprint: Crafting a Self-Sustaining Fundraising Program in 2024

By Rhen Hoehn, Director of Marketing


Catholic nonprofits are quickly realizing that the future of their ministry relies on building a self-sustaining fundraising program.

 

In a time of shrinking Catholic demographics, relying on your budget to come from an organization like your diocese...

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