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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Blueprint for Development: Annual Fund on the Petrus Development Show May 11, 2021

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 Mar 31, 2021

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.

 

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Coronavirus and Fundraising: Five Ways to Take Action Mar 13, 2020

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 gatherings of...

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Introducing the PLC Ambassador Program Dec 04, 2019

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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#iGiveCatholic: Interview with Julie Kenny on The Petrus Development Show Nov 26, 2019

In this episode, Andrew visits with Julie Kenny. Julie is the National Program Director for iGiveCatholic. Julie explains the origins of iGiveCatholic, why it exists, it's partnership with #GivingTuesday, and what it is designed to do for Catholic dioceses, parishes, schools, and ministries....

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Four Proven Steps To Achieving A Giving Day “Win” Nov 26, 2019

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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Summertime Suggestions Jun 12, 2019

Summertime is upon us again. Whether that means a break from 300 inches of snow or entering into a time of scorching 100 degree afternoons, summer is most definitely a time to enjoy a break from the hectic life of school, sports, meetings, and more. So what are you going to do with your summer...

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Continuing the Legacy: Interview with David Pederson on The Petrus Development Show May 29, 2019

David Pederson has been the Director of Development for the Catholic Community Foundation for the Diocese of Phoenix since 2013. He has worked in development for over ten years at multiple Catholic campus ministries and the Diocese of Phoenix. In this episode, Andrew and David explore the basics...

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Strategies for a "Successful" Appeal May 14, 2019

By Mary Langley Hernandez, Executive Director of Advancement, Our Lady of Wisdom Church & Catholic Student Center in Lafayette, Louisiana


A successful appeal can provide an obvious financial benefit to a Catholic student ministry, be an excellent evangelization tool for benefactors and...

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By the Grace of God: Interview with Linda Domeyer on The Petrus Development Show Dec 18, 2018

Linda Domeyer, Director of Leadership Giving, St. Louis University High; Consultant, Petrus Development 


In this episode of The Petrus Development Show, Andrew visits with Linda Domeyer, Director of Leadership Giving at St. Louis University High as well as Consultant for Petrus...

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Selling the Sizzle: Interview with Frank Shannon on The Petrus Development Show Oct 24, 2018

Frank Shannon, Executive Director of Development at St. Mary’s Catholic Center at Texas A&M University 


In this episode, Andrew visits with Frank Shannon, Executive Director of Development at St. Mary’s Catholic Center at Texas A&M University. Frank and Andrew covered a...

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