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"Do Your Giving While You're Living!" - A Petrus Development Show Episode on Planned Gifts

Rhen is again joined by Tara Doyon, director of operations and senior consultant for Petrus, in this week's episode of the Petrus Development show.  Tara and Rhen broach the potentially intimidating topic of planned giving, and they work to make the idea of planned gifts more...

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6 Common Types of Planned Gifts: Making a Lasting Impact

By Rhen Hoehn, Director of Marketing


 

Planned giving is a powerful way for donors to support causes they care about while also leaving a legacy that lasts beyond their lifetime. 

 

Nonprofit organizations rely on thoughtful contributions like these to continue their vital work...

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Small Events Yield Big Payoffs

By Mary Walker, Petrus Blog Contributor


 

When we think of fundraising events, we may picture galas with sponsorships, lots of guests, food, drink, auctions, and entertainment. 

 

Smaller events are a way to raise funds that let you connect with benefactors at a personal level....

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If You Build It, They Will Come - A Petrus Development Show Episode on Capital Campaigns

Welcome back to the Petrus Development Show as we continue our Q+A series with Petrus president, Andrew Robison.  Listen as Andrew and Rhen chat about all things capital campaigns.  This is an episode about campaign logistics, but it's also a message of encouragement for...

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Unlocking Success: Staffing Considerations for Your Catholic Nonprofit's Capital Campaign

By Rhen Hoehn, Director of Marketing


 

As you explore the possibility of embarking on a transformative capital campaign for your nonprofit, one of the most critical factors for success is strategic staffing. 

 

With the right team in place, you can navigate the complexities of...

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Simple But Not Easy - A Petrus Development Show Episode on Building a Fundraising Program

In this week's episode of the Petrus Development Show, we continue our Q+A series with Petrus president, Andrew Robison.  Listen as Andrew and Rhen outline the intial steps for beginning a fundraising program.  Yes, we know this is a very quick primer - it's 30 minutes on the best...

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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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The Power of the Monthly Donor - A Petrus Development Show Episode

In this week's episode of the Petrus Development Show, we continue our Q+A series with Petrus president, Andrew Robison.  Listen as Andrew and Rhen discuss the special blessing that monthly donors are for organizations.  To that end, they offer suggestions on how to begin and grow...

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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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Phone Calls and Meetings: The Road to Major Gifts - A Petrus Development Show Episode

Here we go again!  We continue our Petrus Development Show Q+A series on important development topics, but we're changing things up this episode.  This week, Rhen interviews Tara Doyon, director of operations and senior consultant at Petrus, and Tara shares about all things major...

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Donor Databases 101 - A Petrus Development Show Episode on Donor Databases

While we start this episode with a joke, donor databases are a very serious matter.  As you'll learn in this Q+A with Petrus president, Andrew Robison, choosing the right donor database can make a world of difference in your fundraising capabilities.  

(A laugh for your day: ...

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Donor Databases: Can You Ever Make A Change?

By Rhen Hoehn, Director of Marketing


Every so often, it becomes necessary for a nonprofit to abandon their existing donor database system and move to a new one. 

 

The existing system may be too complicated for staff to use, or perhaps it's not sophisticated enough to keep up with the...

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