Welcome to Season 4 of the Petrus Development Show. Today Andrew is joined by our newest team member, Joelle Fitzmaurice, Junior Consultant with Petrus Development. In this episode, Andrew and Joelle visit about her background, what brought her into the fundraising world and what she’s learning and doing so far with Petrus.
While she now resides outside of Washington D.C., Joelle is originally from small town Wisconsin. When deciding on college, it was important to her to keep her Catholic faith during college and decided on Belmont Abbey College in North Carolina. During college she interned with the Alumni Program which was her first stint in fundraising. After college she worked in politics before being called into missions and connected with FOCUS, where she worked for two years. In June of 2021, she came on board at Petrus Development.
Fundraising for FOCUS
How did participants react to fundraising? Those that are familiar with fundraising loved the process, those that hadn’t ever experienced it had a harder time. You are given a month and a half to raise your salary and it is a marathon, not a sprint.
She is enjoying helping aid the big state of growth that Petrus is in. As well as working a lot in marketing. One of the biggest items we teach our clients is how important it is to effectively communicate with clients, students, donors.
Currently, she is meeting with clients and working with those specifically in the Annual Manual program. Seeing them grow and being able to encourage and guide is most rewarding.
If you would like to connect with Joelle, you can reach out to her by email at [email protected].
If you have any questions, email us at [email protected]. Please reach out and I would love to connect. God bless you and your work and I will continue to pray for your success.