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Philanthropy, Purpose, and Presence: Interview with Keith Myers

Keith Myers, Director of Advancement, St. John XXIII College Preparatory


In this episode, Andrew visits with Keith Myers, the Director of Advancement for St. John XXIII College Preparatory in Houston, Texas. Keith and Andrew discuss the importance of tying the ministry of development into...

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Case Study: St. Al’s Living Faith Society

By Sarah Rose, Petrus Development Consultant


St. Albert the Great’s monthly giving program is living! I don’t mean their monthly giving program is called the “Living Faith Society,” but it is actually living. It is growing and bringing life into their development program....

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Multiply the Mission: Interview with Fr. Ben Hasse

Fr. Ben Hasse, Pastor at St. Albert the Great University Parish


In this episode, Andrew visits with Fr. Ben Hasse, the Pastor of St. Albert the Great University Parish in Houghton, Michigan and St. Anne Catholic Church in Chassell, Michigan. St. Al’s is an active and vibrant parish and...

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Development and Unplanned: Powerful Parallels

By Andrew Robison, President of Petrus Development


This past weekend, one of the biggest pro-life movies of our time was introduced to American audiences in theaters across the country. Unplanned is a biopic about Abby Johnson, a Planned Parenthood clinic director who underwent a radical...

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Imagining Abundance: Interview with Kerry Robinson

Kerry Robinson, Global Ambassador, Leadership Roundtable


In this episode, Andrew visits with Kerry Robinson the Global Ambassador of Leadership Roundtable and author of the book, Imagining Abundance: Fundraising, Philanthropy and a Spiritual Call to Service. During their conversation Kerry...

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4 Lessons for Engaging Volunteers

By Mary P. Walker, Petrus Blog Contributor


We all know that volunteers are vital to our ministries. Without them, we would have to spend more money doing things that need to be done or forgo doing them entirely. An engaged volunteer believes in your mission, and even learns more about it on the...

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Good to Great: Interview with John Flynn on The Petrus Development Show

John Flynn, Vice President of Philanthropy, FOCUS (Denver, CO)


In this episode, Andrew visits with the Vice President of Philanthropy for FOCUS, John Flynn. They discuss the impact that development can have on ministry as well as the importance of having a plan and a vision for your ministry....

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The Scanlan Foundation: Interview with Larry Massey on The Petrus Development Show

Larry W. Massey, Jr., President, Scanlan Foundation


In this episode, Andrew visits with President of the Scanlan Foundation, Larry Massey. The Scanlan Foundation funds Catholic non profit organizations primarily in the Houston area. Their mission is to promote the Roman Catholic Church of...

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Investing in Development

By Andrew Robison, President of Petrus Development

This post was originally written for the CCMA (Catholic Campus Ministry Association) Fundraising Focus Newsletter.


People sometimes come to me and ask if it’s worth it for their organization to start fundraising. It seems like a...

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FOCUS Fundraising: Interview with Sarah Robinson and Patrick Glaze on The Petrus Development Show

Sarah Robinson, FOCUS Missionary, Wichita State University

Patrick Glaze, FOCUS Missionary, Wichita State University


In this episode, Andrew visits with Sarah Robinson and Patrick Glaze who are FOCUS Missionaries. FOCUS stands for the Fellowship of Catholic University Students. It is a...

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The Camp Experience: Interview with Jason Gerdes on The Petrus Development Show

Jason Gerdes, Executive Director, Nebraska Lutheran Outdoor Ministry; President, ALDE


In this episode, Andrew visits with Jason Gerdes, Executive Director of Nebraska Lutheran Outdoor Ministry and president of the Board of Trustees of ALDE. ALDE is a membership organization founded 40 years ago...

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One Overarching Goal: Interview with Kate Sell on The Petrus Development Show

Kate Sell, Founder and Managing Partner, Mission Advancement Partners


In this episode, Andrew visits with Kate Sell, founder and Managing Partner of Mission Advancement Partners. MAP is a collaborative team of individuals who work with Catholic parishes, dioceses and ministries to help them...

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