Innovation in Partnerships - An Interview with Jack Ziegler on the Petrus Development Show Feb 02, 2023

In this episode, Andrew interviews Jack Ziegler, financial advisor for Northwestern Mutual.  Andrew and Jack discuss how we, as individuals, can improve our relationship with money.  They also chat about how we, as fundraising professionals, can better serve our donors by connecting...

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Prioritizing a Culture of Excellence - An Interview with Jeff Schiefelbein on the Petrus Development Show Jan 24, 2023

In this episode, Andrew interviews Jeff Schiefelbein, co-founder and culture catalyst for Undivided Life.  Andrew questions Jeff about his role as a culture catalyst, and the pair discusses just how important culture is to organizations of all sizes.  Jeff describes how he encourages...

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The Rule of Radical Generosity Jan 23, 2023

 

“Listen carefully, my son, to the master’s instructions, and attend to them with the ear of your heart. This is the advice from a father who loves you; welcome it, and faithfully put it into practice.”

 

From the very first line in the prologue of his Rule, Saint...

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Open Ears, Open Hearts - An Interview with Anna Sease on the Petrus Development Show Jan 10, 2023

In this episode, Andrew chats with Anna Sease, Senior Director of Parent & Family Giving at William & Mary.  Andrew and Anna enjoy a lively discussion about creating structure for donors, recognizing and investing in our donors’ needs, and the importance of fostering connection...

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Joyful Co-Creation with God - An Interview with Vicente Del Real on the Petrus Development Show Dec 20, 2022

In this episode, Andrew sits down with Vicente Del Real, founder of Iskali.  Vicente tells Andrew about Iskali’s ministry with Latino young adults, and they discuss the importance of vision and community in ministry.  They also chat about Iskali’s specific fundraising...

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Leaning Into Your Vision - An Interview with Kristian Jaloway on the Petrus Development Show Dec 13, 2022

In this episode, Andrew chats with Kristian Jaloway, general manager for nonprofit advising at John Oberg Advisory.  Kristian works as a leadership management coach, specifically for nonprofit and institutional leaders, including priests.  Kristian shares what his role as an executive...

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Freedom in Faith - An Interview with Frank Cummings on the Petrus Development Show Nov 29, 2022

In this episode, Andrew interviews Frank Cummings, Director of Development - Arts and Sciences for the Kansas State University Foundation.  Frank shares how he found a career in development that brings him joy, and how he especially enjoys the surprises that come as donor relationships...

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Learning to Tell Your Story - An Interview with Eva Daniel on the Petrus Development Show Nov 15, 2022

In this episode, Andrew chats with Eva Daniel, public speaking coach and founder and owner of The Speak Shop.  Eva and Andrew discuss the importance of improving our public speaking and storytelling abilities.  Eva touches on the mistakes people make in their public speaking, and she...

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The Faithful Hairdresser - A Holy Donors Crossover on the Petrus Development Show Nov 01, 2022

 

On this week's episode of the Petrus Development Show, we are hosting a crossover event that introduces you to another Petrus podcast called Holy Donors.  Holy Donors is a collaborative production between Petrus and RED-C Catholic Radio that tells stories of radical generosity that...

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Are The Dishes Supposed To Be Wet? Oct 24, 2022

 


By Andrew Robinson, Petrus President


 

Recently, my family and I stayed in an Airbnb. I had an interesting encounter with an appliance that illustrates a problem that a lot of nonprofit leaders struggle with.

Your dishwasher can actually dry your dishes...

🤯

You’re...

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Swimming with the Piranhas - An Interview with Matt Bond on the Petrus Development Show Oct 18, 2022

In this episode, Andrew visits with Matt Bond, former director of development at the St. John Catholic Student Center at Oklahoma State University.  (Matt changed positions between when this podcast was recorded and when it was published!)  Andrew and Matt chat about Matt’s...

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The End is Coming! Oct 04, 2022

By Mary Walker, Petrus Blog Contributor


The end of the year, that is. 

 

Did you know that about 1/3 of annual giving happens in December? The time between Thanksgiving and Christmas is a season that encourages generosity. As a result, nonprofits ramp up their “asks.”...

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