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Virtual Summit Week 3 Recap

by Andrew N. Robison, President of Petrus Development


What an amazing three weeks!

On April 3, we wrapped up the COVID-19 Fundraising Virtual Summit by Petrus. Over the course of the Summit, we held 14 days of discussions, shared countless stories, hosted industry leading experts and received...

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Authentic and Intentional - Interview with Sarah Rose

In this episode, Andrew visits with Sarah Rose, Consultant with Petrus Development.  They discuss how to develop authentic and intentional relationships as a development officer. They will also discuss how to develop skills and confidence in your work in the development world. And how to...

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Virtual Summit Week 2 Recap

Week 2 of the COVID-19 Fundraising Virtual Summit by Petrus is in the books. It was an amazing week and I still feel incredibly privileged to have been a part of it. The speakers were amazing, the attendees were engaged and excited and I could feel the level of positivity increasing with each...

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9 Maxims for Leadership in a Crisis by Kerry Robinson

This week on the COVID-19 Fundraising Virtual Summit by Petrus, Kerry Robinson, Global Ambassador for Leadership Roundtable and author of Imagining Abundance, shared her "9 Maxims for Leadership" - true anytime but especially in chaotic times like these. 

 

  1. People come first.
  2. Diversity...
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COVID Recovery Offer for Petrus Annual Manual

Today, on the Solemnity of the Annunciation of the Lord, we remember how the angel Gabriel came to Mary in Nazareth and gave her the best news of her life. While God had hand selected and prepared Mary to be the mother of Jesus Christ, His Son, was it possible that Mary heard this news with...

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Red Team Your Development Program

Darin Paine, PhD, presented at the Petrus Fundraising Virtual Summit 2020


We are continuing to move forward through the uncertainty surrounding us. And as we do, we can be encouraged by our community that continues to learn from, support and lean on one another.

 

The following is an...

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Enhancing Parish Communication in a Time of “Social Distancing”

By Helen Osman, Communications Consultant, Greater Wings, LLC


So, no one’s picking up the parish bulletins anymore, or coming by the parish office for office visits. How can you keep communion if you’re not communicating?

 

How you can communicate in this time when some...

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Dear Donor, Keep Your Distance...But We Still Need You!

By Mary P. Walker, Petrus Blog Contributor & Local Charity Board Member


My community has just declared a state of emergency. I’m on the board of three nonprofits. While we are all trying to keep our social distance, these nonprofits are “out there” offering needed...

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Coronavirus and Fundraising: Five Ways to Take Action

By Andrew N. Robison, President of Petrus Development


 

This week has been pretty intense. The Coronavirus, or COVID-19, is wreaking havoc everywhere. We have seen college campuses cancel all classes and meetings for the remainder of the spring semester. We have seen states ban all...

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Worthy of Profound Generosity - Interview with Michelle Sutton

In this episode, Andrew visits with Michelle Sutton, Director of Development at the Duke Catholic Center.  They discuss a variety of strategies in fundraising within campus ministries. Talking about interacting and building relationships with their...

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Donor Centric Fundraising - Interview with Tom Ahern

In this episode, Andrew visits with Tom Ahern, communications guru and author of six books, including How to Write Fundraising Materials that Raise More Money and What Your Donors Want and Why.  They discuss a variety of topics and strategies, all in the world of communications....

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A Passionate March - Interview with Jeanne Mancini

In this episode, Andrew visits with Jeanne Mancini, President for the March for Life Education and Defense Fund. Andrew and Jeanne discussed her personal commitment to the pro-life world, how they have transformed their development program in recent years and what it was like to host the...

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