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"People Who Are Rich" - A Crossover Episode on the Petrus Development Show

In this episode, Andrew takes a break from his regular interview series to share episode 4 of Petrus’s new podcast, Reflections on Nouwen’s “A Spirituality of Fundraising”.  The show’s host, Justin DeMoss of Your Philanthropic Advisor, interviews Fr. Matt Lowry...

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RAISE23 Award Winners

Petrus Development’s annual Raise Awards program recognizes outstanding achievement by fundraising professionals and volunteers.  Each year, Petrus honors some of the best fundraising campaigns of the past year with the RAISE Awards. This year, we have six organizations to honor!

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We All Fundraise Together - An Interview with RJ Caswell

In this episode, Andrew chats with RJ Caswell, a leadership coach and organizational consultant from Charlotte, NC.  Andrew and RJ discuss the importance of succession planning, leadership development, and collaboration.  Together, Andrew and RJ also ponder the unique challenges of...

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Fundraising As Both Science and Art

By Chris Scroggin, Petrus Consultant


Have you ever wondered what art and science have in common? 

Art draws on emotions.

Science uses rational thought.

But, science and art both demand creativity and excellent observational skills

Most techniques used by artists even have...

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Faces Set Like Flint - An Interview with Matthew Watson

In this episode, Andrew interviews Matthew Watson, deputy superintendent for Aristoi Classical Academy in Katy and Cypress, Texas.  Andrew and Matt discuss history and education, and Matt highlights the unique fundraising challenges of charter schools.  As seasoned fundraisers, Andrew...

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The Case for the Case Statement

 By Mary Walker, Petrus Blog Contributor


 

When a ministry starts to look at fundraising in a systematic, and dare I say disciplined way, one of the first steps is to develop a Case for Support, also known as a Case Statement

 

If you are embarking on a capital campaign or...

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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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