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Capital Campaigns - Interview with Matt Bond

In this episode, Josh Whelan, Petrus Vice President, visits with Matt Bond, Director of Development at St. John's Catholic Student Center at Oklahoma State University. They discuss the current Capital Campaign that is taking place at St. John's Catholic Center. They will discuss the $25 million...

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Entrepreneurship and Jeopardy - Interview with John Cannon

In this episode, Andrew visits with John Cannon, Founder of SENT Ventures. They discuss the challenges that Catholic entrepreneurs face and how to find success in chaotic times. During this episode they talk about Saintly stories, fantastic failures, lasting legacies and divine inspiration. And...

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Petrus Virtual Conference 2020 Recap

In this episode, the Petrus Team recaps moments from the Petrus Virtual Conference 2020. From recalling their favorite quotes and stories from the speakers to epiphany moments, they unpack it all. Don't miss out for their take-aways and how you can continue to be "Always Forward" in your...

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Getting Appointments - Interview with Joe Hendrickx and Frank Cummings

In this episode, Andrew visits with Joe Hendrickx, Major Gifts Officer at St. Paul's Newman Center at NDSU and Frank Cummings, Director of Development at School of Faith. They discuss how to make calls and get appointments with donors and potential donors. They talk about the anatomy of a phone...

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A Case for Support-Raisers

By Matt Aujero, Campus Minister at The Catholic Student Center at University of Maryland


This past week I attended a three-day virtual conference on fundraising put on by Petrus Development.  Watching hours of online webinars one would think it would leave me exhausted and...

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New Parish Leader Track Announced for the Petrus Virtual Conference

You asked and we have responded. 

As the Petrus Virtual Conference rapidly approaches on June 8-10, we have heard from more and more parish pastors, deacons and ministry leaders about how they are struggling to address parish financing, tithing and budgeting during (and following) covid-19....

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How to do Donor Zoom Calls - Tara Troy Doyon

In this episode, Tara Troy Doyon, Petrus Development Consultant, engages us with 10 tips for Donor Zoom Calls. This Petrus Lunch and Learn session is so helpful in wading through all the changes we are dealing with in this new time for fundraising. Tara breaks the process down so easily and makes...

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6 Suggestions for Maximizing your (Virtual) Conference Experience

 


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


Most conferences offer a combination of (1) “how to” knowledge; (2) leadership development; (3) hope and support for the challenges the attendees face; and (4) insight, trends, and directions in the...

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The End of Fundraising

by Andrew N. Robison, President of Petrus Development 



Fundraising, at least the way we used to do it, is OVER.

 

Let me explain. Before the world shut down due to COVID-19, I was training for the grueling Texas Half Ironman. I was dedicating hours of my life to running, biking,...

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Stepping in Faith - Interview with Liz Schriner

In this episode, Andrew visits with Liz Schriner, Director of Market Engagement & Special Gifts at Franciscan University of Steubenville.  They discuss how to approach fundraising in new ways. From innovation and extension to Catholic impact investing and donor advice funds. They will...

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Fundraising in the New Normal

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


Right now, my daughter is in our guest bedroom teaching 130 7th grade students math. To be effective, she developed new skills, tested new teaching methods, and ramped up communication with her students’ parents....

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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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