What Development Means to Me by JoAnn Shull Nov 08, 2021

By JoAnn Shull, Petrus Consultant


I’m going to be really honest with you, dear reader, in that for the vast majority of my life I had no idea what this idea of “development” was or that I would end up in a career that I didn’t even know existed.  

Growing up,...

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Fundraising is Like Raising a Baby by Andrew Robison Nov 05, 2021

By Andrew N. Robison, Owner & President of Petrus


Have you ever thought about the similarities between babies and fundraising? Surely you have, right? Okay...maybe its just me, but let's play this out and see where it goes...


Building a development program is a lot like raising a...

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Let’s Get Excited about RMDs! Nov 01, 2021

By Mary P. Walker, Petrus Blog Contributor & Local Charity Board Member


Let’s Get Excited about RMDs!

This may be the most boring blog post you’ll read this week, but slogging through it could bring a lot of money to your ministry!

2021 is shaping up to be a CRAZY tax year. Many...

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What Development Means to Me by Josh Whelan Oct 25, 2021

By Josh Whelan, Petrus Vice President and Senior Consultant 


In 2000, I went to the University of Mississippi with the career goal of either becoming a psychologist or a lawyer.

 

My father is a psychologist, and like him, I want to help people. He is a person I greatly admire, and I...

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The Petrus Development Conference on the Petrus Development Show Oct 19, 2021

In this episode, Andrew shares with us what the experience is like at a Petrus Development Conference.

In June of 2021, we hosted the Petrus Leadership Conference in beautiful Breckenridge, Colorado with one hundred development and ministry leaders from around the country. Over the three day...

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Women in Philanthropy Episode 5 with Sandy Guzmán Oct 12, 2021

Hosted by Tara Doyon, Director of Client Services and Sarah Rose, Director of Communications.


In this episode Tara and Sarah are joined by Sandy Guzmán, Senior Accounting Specialist at Four Leaf Financial and Accounting. They discuss the importance of finances in leadership. As...

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Newest Member of the Petrus Team - An Interview with Joelle Fitzmaurice on the Petrus Development Show Oct 05, 2021

Welcome to Season 4 of the Petrus Development Show. Today Andrew is joined by our newest team member, Joelle Fitzmaurice, Junior Consultant with Petrus Development. In this episode, Andrew and Joelle visit about her background, what brought her into the fundraising world and what she’s...

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Success Strategies for an Online Giving Day Oct 04, 2021

 By Mary Hernandez, Petrus Blog Contributor


 

Online giving days have been growing in popularity and reached compulsory status since the pandemic forced non-profits out of the rhythm of traditional in-person fundraising events. Whether you will participate in #GivingTuesday, her...

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Women in Philanthropy Episode 4 with Sister Kathleen Lunsmann Sep 14, 2021

The Women in Philanthropy podcast is back! Hosted by Tara Doyon, Director of Client Services and Sarah Rose, Director of Communications. In this episode they are joined by Sister Kathleen Lunsmann, President of Support Our Aging Religious (SOAR). This great conversation includes female roles...

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What Development Means to Me by Rhen Hoehn Sep 13, 2021

By Rhen Hoehn, St. Albert the Great University Parish Development Director, Houghton, Michigan


I grew up in a Catholic family that practiced the faith. While I was preparing for confirmation, I went on a NET (National Evangelization Team) retreat. This retreat plus the grace of the sacrament...

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Don’t wait for a Class Gift, Start with Stewardship Sep 07, 2021

By Mary Hernandez, Petrus Blog Contributor


 

Three Cheers for the Class Gift

The class gift tradition is widely recognized in educational circles. Schools have received benches, statues, fountains, trees, and other commemorative items from grateful grads. Many Catholic ministries have...

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What Development Means to Me by Tara Doyon Aug 16, 2021

By Tara Doyon, Petrus Director of Client Services and Senior Consultant 


Like many in a development-related profession, I had planned on a career in “something else.” When money was needed for organizations and programs that I cared about, I discovered and honed my development...

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