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10 Strategies to Capture and Re-engage Alumni

By Andrew Robison, President of Petrus Development


Ministries and nonprofit organizations are always trying to grow their database of donors. For organizations who have students or program participants, alumni will typically be the largest and most connected segment of their donor population....

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Moves Management and Donor Visits

By Andrew Robison, President of Petrus Development


The key ingredient in every great development officers recipe for success is the same…a relentless focus on face-to-face visits. There are certainly a number of other annual targets and goals, but if you can get in front of donors and...

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My Reflections on the 2018 Petrus Leadership Conference

By Ryan Kekula, Director of Development of Warhawk Catholic Campus Ministry at U of Wisconsin – Whitewater


The day I showed up at the 2018 Petrus Leadership Conference in San Antonio, TX, I had been a Development Director for exactly 97 days.  Suffice it to say, I had no idea what to...

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A Year-End Fundraising Checklist

By Mark Randall, CFRE, Executive Director of Pontifical North American College (Rome)


As we approach the end of the calendar year, development teams are in full swing. With estimates of 30% of all annual giving taking place in December (and 12% in the last three days of the year!), we have...

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Six Books for Any Catholic Fundraiser’s Christmas List

By Andrew Robison, President of Petrus Development


"A capacity, and taste, for reading gives access to whatever has already been discovered by others.” – Abraham Lincoln

 

Every year as we get close to Christmas, my family always asks me to give them my Christmas...

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Get the Good Word Out with Effective Newsletters

By Mike Perkins, South Area Director at the Fellowship of Catholic University Students


 

Henry Ford said, “You can’t build a reputation on what you are going to do.”

 

Newsletters, when done well, can be an effective means of spreading the good word about your...

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A Spirituality of Fundraising

By Jamie Cappetta, President at USC Caruso Catholic Center


 

5 Reasons to read “A Spirituality of Fundraising” by Henri Nouwen

 

5. You will be Encouraged

“Fundraising is a very rich and beautiful activity. It is a confident, joyful and hope-filled expression of...

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Making a Statement: Mission and Vision

By Tara Doyon, Director of Stewardship and Development at St. Paul Catholic Center


 

Mission and vision statements function as essential guideposts for any organization but can be vital to the success or failure of a small nonprofit or ministry. These foundational documents allow your...

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Is “Crisis Giving” an Effective Development Strategy?

By Andrew Robison, President of Petrus Development


 

No matter where in the country you are, you have undoubtedly seen the images of the destruction that Hurricane Harvey has left in its wake. Over 21 trillion gallons of water across Texas and Louisiana, over 50 inches of rain in many...

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Hiring a Great Development Director

By John Flynn, Vice President of Philanthropy
Fellowship of Catholic University Students (FOCUS)


 

Good development people are hard to come by. Great development people are even tougher to find. We often talk to leaders who are quick to share their true feelings about their experience of...

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Andrew Robison is the new President of Petrus, LLC

Petrus Development is pleased to announce Andrew Robison as the company’s new President, effective July 1, 2017. Robison will lead Petrus’ national development efforts.

 

Robison is an established leader in fund development across many sectors of the nonprofit community. He...

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Q&A With Andrew Robison

Q&A with Andrew Robison, president of Petrus Development

Andrew Robison, president of Petrus Development sits down and answers some questions about his new role and his vision for the future of Catholic fund development.

 

What is the most important role of Petrus?

Petrus Development...

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