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Unveiling the Blueprint: Crafting a Self-Sustaining Fundraising Program in 2024

By Rhen Hoehn, Director of Marketing


Catholic nonprofits are quickly realizing that the future of their ministry relies on building a self-sustaining fundraising program.

 

In a time of shrinking Catholic demographics, relying on your budget to come from an organization like your diocese...

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Monthly Donors: The Loyal 99

By Mary Walker, Petrus Blog Contributor


 

“If a man has a 100 sheep and one of them goes astray,
will he not leave the 99 in the hills and go in search of the stray?”
(Matthew 18:12)

 

When the shepherd left the 99 sheep to go after the stray, he had confidence that the...

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FUNdraising in the Month of December

By Mary Walker, Petrus Blog Contributor


 

December is the time for the FUN part of FUNdraising! After getting the Christmas/Year-end appeal out,  grab a cup of hot chocolate, sit back, open the mail, and count up the donations! 

 

I hope you get to do lots of that, BUT there...

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Level Up Your Nonprofit Supporter Stewardship: 5 Steps To Executing A Thank-A-Thon

By Rhen Hoehn, Director of Marketing.  This post first appeared on the Bloomerang blog.


Phone-a-thons have been a tried-and-true fundraising staple for decades. Gather volunteers, have them call a long list of donors, and have them make a solicitation. With fewer people...

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How Do I Even Get Started Fundraising For A Nonprofit?

 

Nobody goes to college to learn how to be a fundraiser. So many times, development professionals tend to end up in the field almost by accident.

 

Without that educational background, the best practices for raising substantial money for a nonprofit are not always obvious or...

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The Power of Newsletters

By Mary Walker, Petrus Blog Contributor


 

Didn’t we all want to be superheroes when we were kids? Yet 20, 30, 40 or more years later, most of us live “ordinary” lives. We are spouses, parents, friends, and employees. We figure out how to pay our bills, watch the weather...

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Donโ€™t wait for a Class Gift, Start with Stewardship

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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Blueprint for Development: Annual Fund on the Petrus Development Show

In this episode, the Blueprint for Development series is on it's third installment. Tara and Sarah are back with Annual Funds, also known as an operating budget or director's fund. How can you create a new or sustainable development program that doesn't depend solely on that one event or those...

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March Madness and Fundraising

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


March Madness and Fundraising

March Madness is upon us! I love basketball and I love this time of year. Winning teams have different strategies, and I can’t help comparing them to fundraising practices.

 

Big...

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Coronavirus and Fundraising: Five Ways to Take Action

By Andrew N. Robison, President of Petrus Development


 

This week has been pretty intense. The Coronavirus, or COVID-19, is wreaking havoc everywhere. We have seen college campuses cancel all classes and meetings for the remainder of the spring semester. We have seen states ban all...

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Introducing the PLC Ambassador Program

Do you want to attend the 2020 Petrus Leadership Conference in Breckenridge on June 7-10, 2020, one of the best annual conferences for learning Catholic and faith-based fundraising and leadership practices?

Do you know other people who might like to attend as well?

Would you like to earn money...

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Four Proven Steps To Achieving A Giving Day โ€œWinโ€

By Julie Kenny, National Program Director for iGiveCatholic


Participation in a giving day by nonprofit organizations is becoming more popular with every passing #GivingTuesday. I like to think of giving days as the evolution of telethons! Thinking back to the Jerry Lewis telethon every Labor...

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