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Growing the Next Generation of Givers - An Interview with Dr. Scott Grant

In this episode, Andrew chats with Dr. Scott Grant, pediatrician and creator and host of the Docs2Dads podcast.  Andrew and Scott discuss generosity, and they delve into how we, as parents and family members, cultivate a lifelong spirit of generosity in our children.  They speak...

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The Need for a Database

By Chris Scroggin, Petrus Consultant


One of the non-profits I worked for didn’t have a database; they had an Excel spreadsheet for their donor information. It wasn’t very organized, and I had no idea how accurate it was. 

 

There was information everywhere - on...

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Biased Toward Action - An Interview with Nic Prenger

In this episode, Andrew sits down with Nic Prenger, founder and CEO of Prenger Solutions Group.  Nic shares about his digital consulting work at Prenger Solutions Group, and Andrew and Nic chat about technology tools for fundraisers, fundraising for the Catholic church and its associated...

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Money Management Matters - An Interview with Karen Houghton

In this episode, Andrew interviews Karen Houghton, founder and CEO of Infinite Giving.  Together, Andrew and Karen discuss Infinite Giving’s mission as an investment adviser for nonprofit organizations.  Karen shares her expertise in nonprofit financial management, and she and...

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9 Attributes to Look for When Hiring a Fundraiser

By Chris Scroggin, Petrus Consultant


Herb Brooks was the 1980 Olympic Ice Hockey coach that, against all odds, beat the Russian National team and then went on to win the gold medal. 

 

It really was a “David vs. Goliath” tale that no one expected. 

 

Herb had...

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"So Always Be Ready" - An Interview with Tom and Dan Thimons

In this episode, Andrew interviews brothers Tom and Dan Thimons.  Together, Tom and Dan founded My Catholic Will, the only online Catholic will-writing platform.  Andrew invites Tom and Dan to share about My Catholic Will, how they got it started, and what they hope it will become in...

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Upping Our Digital Media Game - An Interview with Abram Muenzberg

In this episode, Andrew interviews Abram Muenzberg, digital strategist for On Fire Media.  Andrew invites Abram to share about On Fire Media’s mission and the work he does for his clients.  The two also discuss digital media, messaging, and how fundraisers can improve their...

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6 Steps to Get Ready for a Capital Campaign (Part 2)

By Rhen Hoehn, Petrus Director of Marketing


Welcome back!  In part one of this two-part series, we discussed three steps that must be taken to position an organization for undertaking a capital campaign.   In this article, we look at three more steps to kick off the process...

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Mission Accomplished! - An Interview with John Knowles

In this episode, Andrew interviews John Knowles, president of the Catholic Finance Association and executive director of the Diocesan Fiscal Management Conference.  Andrew and John spend their time together discussing finance, fundraising trends, and the Church’s relationship with...

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6 Steps to Get Ready for a Capital Campaign (Part 1)

By Rhen Hoehn, Petrus Director of Marketing


 

A capital campaign is a targeted fundraising project meant to raise significant dollars in a relatively short period of time. 

 

Campaigns can be used to fund needed projects such as building repairs, or they can fund the...

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Advice from a Petrus Expert: Cold Calls 101

Tips and Tricks from Andrew Robison, Petrus President


 

Q:  Cold calls to prospective donors are really hard for me.  I don't like making them, and I rarely get the results I want.  Are calls a necessary part of fundraising?  How do I increase my odds of...

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The Push for Creative Action - An Interview with Evan Woolsoncroft

In this episode, Andrew chats with Evan Woolsoncroft, vice president of philanthropy for Heroic Media.  Andrew invites Evan to share about his work at Heroic Media, and the two discuss the need for proactiveness, innovation, and smart modeling in ministry.  

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