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 learning and doing so far with Petrus.
While she now resides outside of Washington D.C., Joelle is originally from small town Wisconsin. When deciding on college, it was important to her to keep her Catholic faith during college and decided on Belmont Abbey College in North Carolina. During college she interned with the Alumni Program which was her first stint in fundraising. After college she worked in politics before being called into missions and connected with FOCUS, where she worked for two years. In June of 2021, she came on board at Petrus Development.
Fundraising for FOCUS
How did participants react to fundraising? Those that are familiar with fundraising...
By Rhen Hoehn, Development Director, St. Albert the Great University Parish
The following post is an example of messaging included weekly to our Annual Manual Program clients. For more information, visit https://www.petrusdevelopment.com/annualmanual
Fundraising for a ministry or nonprofit organization can be a daunting task. There are many moving pieces that all need to fit together.
There are tasks which need to be done constantly, week after week. There are big projects that pop up at regular intervals throughout the year. There are fires that ignite by surprise and need to be put out.
There is writing to do. There are mailings to stuff, calls to make, and tedious database entries to work on.
Staying on top of all of these things is tough in a small development shop. You might be a team of one, or less than one - development might just be one of many things that you do for the ministry.
It is easy to come to the end of your work day...
Today, on the Solemnity of the Annunciation of the Lord, we remember how the angel Gabriel came to Mary in Nazareth and gave her the best news of her life. While God had hand selected and prepared Mary to be the mother of Jesus Christ, His Son, was it possible that Mary heard this news with uncertainty, anxiety and fear? An unfriendly Roman empire, the shame of being an unmarried mother, and the doubt of being able to care for a baby...all of these worries very likely hit Mary like a ton of bricks in those first moments..
But what was Mary's response?
"Behold, I am the handmaid of the Lord. May it be done to me according to your word."
Mary embraced the opportunity along with the worry and accepted the role of a lifetime.
Right now, how many of us are feeling uncertain, anxious and afraid? COVID-19 has the undivided attention of the entire world and life as we knew it has changed. Churches are closed and ministries are no longer open to the public. Businesses are shutting down,...
By Hilary Francis, Petrus Administrative Assistant
Are you in need of funding to grow your ministry?
Do you have a vision in your head but need that extra push to make your vision a reality?
Have you heard of the Petrus Annual Manual but been unable to move forward for lack of $?
Petrus Development is pleased to announce that we will be giving away One Year of Free Training in annual fundraising and development best practices to two lucky winners this fall.
You read that right. Two Free Annual Manual Packages. Up. For. Grabs.
Why does my organization need an Annual Manual? What is it exactly? And what does it do?
The Petrus Annual Manual provides Catholic organizations desiring to grow their Annual Fund with a game plan built on best practices and proven strategies. In the Annual Manual Program your organization is given a 12 Month Development Calendar running from July to June, providing a comprehensive plan for your annual fund program. This allows you to fully maximize...
In an email today, Catholic Campus Ministry Association (CCMA) Executive Director, Mike St. Pierre announced a collaboration between Petrus Development and CCMA. St. Pierre announced that all active CCMA members would be eligible for ONE FREE MONTH of the Petrus Annual Manual if they sign up with Petrus by July 20. This is a savings of $1,000! Full email is below.
Thursday, June 28
Is your campus ministry looking for a way to fund much-needed growth? Have you outpaced your financial support from the Diocese or Province? Petrus Development, a long-time friend of CCMA, believes that “Mission Follows Money and Money Follows Mission.” Since 2005, Petrus has helped over 100 Catholic ministries put together development plans which have led to more donations and stronger and more active ministries.
But how can you know where to start fundraising if you have never done it before?
Petrus is announcing a new program...
By Andrew Robison, President of Petrus Development
Petrus Development has been working with Catholic ministries around the country since 2004 to build sustainable development programs, and we are pleased to announce that we recently served our 100th ministry. While I am proud of this good work, and know that tens of thousands of lives have been impacted by the efforts of these ministries, I can’t help but feel the same way as the priests who we serve…I know there is so much more work to be done and many more souls to be won for Christ.
It is for this reason that we have developed a brand new program specifically designed to help Catholic campus ministries launch new development efforts and get them started on a path to success and sustainability. The Petrus Annual Manual is a new initiative that provides organizations with a proven system, the educational tools to help staff understand and execute the strategies, and on-going guidance and support from professionals...