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Stronger Together - A Petrus Development Show Episode on Personality Assessments

Welcome back to the Petrus Development Show!  We continue our Q+A series with Petrus president, Andrew Robison, and this week's discussion is about personality strengths and weaknesses and how those traits affect your fundraising.    

 

 

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Playing to Your Strengths

By Mary Walker, Petrus Blog Contributor


I love the late winter —the time when football season isn’t quite over, and basketball season is ramping up. There are WAY MORE games on TV than are good for me to watch! 

 

On any team, players have “basic”...

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Donor Databases 101 - A Petrus Development Show Episode on Donor Databases

While we start this episode with a joke, donor databases are a very serious matter.  As you'll learn in this Q+A with Petrus president, Andrew Robison, choosing the right donor database can make a world of difference in your fundraising capabilities.  

(A laugh for your day: ...

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Donor Databases: Can You Ever Make A Change?

By Rhen Hoehn, Director of Marketing


Every so often, it becomes necessary for a nonprofit to abandon their existing donor database system and move to a new one. 

 

The existing system may be too complicated for staff to use, or perhaps it's not sophisticated enough to keep up with the...

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The Power of a Thank You - A Petrus Development Show Episode on Gift Acknowledgment

We're continuing our Q+A podcast series with Petrus president, Andrew Robison.  In this episode, Andrew and Rhen discuss gift acknowledgment and donor stewardship.  While this may not be the most exciting part of a fundraiser's job, it's essential.  And, you might be...

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Just One Per Day: The Art of Gratitude

By Rhen Hoehn, Director of Marketing


Have you ever had a donor call and thank you for thanking them so well?

 

Believe it or not, it does happen. It should be your goal to earn one of those calls this year.

 

Here is one simple, often-overlooked way to make it happen.

 

Just One...

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Eyes on the Prize - A Petrus Development Show Episode on Goal Setting

And, we're back!  After a Petrus Development Show hiatus, we return with an interview with Petrus president, Andrew Robison.  Andrew and Rhen, Petrus's marketing director, are back with a new episode about goal setting, and it's a good one! 

 

Listen to "134 - Eyes on the...

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Setting Fundraising Goals: The Top Five Metrics

By Rhen Hoehn, Director of Marketing


Setting appropriate goals for a fundraiser can be overwhelming. Fundraisers have many different responsibilities, but they all lead to the same end goal - dollars raised.

 

Should we boil a fundraiser’s goals down to just the dollars raised for the...

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Crafting a Vision for the New Year

By Rhen Hoehn, Director of Marketing


As the holidays approach, we often spend time thinking about our resolutions for the coming new year.  We use new year's resolutions to highlight our personal goals and our vision for our individual future.  That said, organizations can also use the...

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Storytelling, Latino Catholics, and Donor Visits (A RAISE23 Recap)

This week (November 29th through December 1st), Petrus Development is offering an amazing sale on registration fees for RAISE24.  Register by Friday, December 1st, and receive 15 percent off the super early bird price of $899, bringing the registration fee down to $765.  (Click here to...

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FUNdraising in the Month of December

By Mary Walker, Petrus Blog Contributor


 

December is the time for the FUN part of FUNdraising! After getting the Christmas/Year-end appeal out,  grab a cup of hot chocolate, sit back, open the mail, and count up the donations! 

 

I hope you get to do lots of that, BUT there...

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Get More Out of Your Giving Day

By Rhen Hoehn, Director of Marketing


Days of giving can be a boon for your fundraising efforts, but they can also be a big waste of time without the correct approach.

 

A well-executed giving day begins long before the day itself. It actually culminates with that day of giving.

 

Here...

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