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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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Confronting the Fear of Fundraising

 By Mary Walker, Petrus Blog Contributor


 

A group of people are sitting around a table. There are probably some snacks. A leader speaks with passion about some great need in the parish, Church, or community. The leader shares her vision of how major change can come about. She invites...

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Innovation in Partnerships - An Interview with Jack Ziegler

In this episode, Andrew interviews Jack Ziegler, financial advisor for Northwestern Mutual.  Andrew and Jack discuss how we, as individuals, can improve our relationship with money.  They also chat about how we, as fundraising professionals, can better serve our donors by connecting...

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Prioritizing a Culture of Excellence - An Interview with Jeff Schiefelbein

In this episode, Andrew interviews Jeff Schiefelbein, co-founder and culture catalyst for Undivided Life.  Andrew questions Jeff about his role as a culture catalyst, and the pair discusses just how important culture is to organizations of all sizes.  Jeff describes how he encourages...

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The Rule of Radical Generosity

 

“Listen carefully, my son, to the master’s instructions, and attend to them with the ear of your heart. This is the advice from a father who loves you; welcome it, and faithfully put it into practice.”

 

From the very first line in the prologue of his Rule, Saint...

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Open Ears, Open Hearts

 

In this episode, Andrew chats with Anna Sease, Senior Director of Parent & Family Giving at William & Mary.  Andrew and Anna enjoy a lively discussion about creating structure for donors, recognizing and investing in our donors’ needs, and the importance of fostering...

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