Open Ears, Open Hearts - An Interview with Anna Sease on the Petrus Development Show Jan 10, 2023

In this episode, Andrew chats with Anna Sease, Senior Director of Parent & Family Giving at William & Mary.  Andrew and Anna enjoy a lively discussion about creating structure for donors, recognizing and investing in our donors’ needs, and the importance of fostering connection...

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Freedom in Faith - An Interview with Frank Cummings on the Petrus Development Show Nov 29, 2022

In this episode, Andrew interviews Frank Cummings, Director of Development - Arts and Sciences for the Kansas State University Foundation.  Frank shares how he found a career in development that brings him joy, and how he especially enjoys the surprises that come as donor relationships...

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Required Minimum Distributions: A Case Study with a REAL Person Sep 20, 2022

By Mary Walker, Petrus Blog Contributor


Cecilia (not her real name, but everything else is true) is an energized Catholic. She aims to
attend daily Mass and give her time, talent, and treasure to help others. She owns and maintains
her own home, and her son is “launched,” earning his...

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2021 Trends in Philanthropy Aug 08, 2022

 


By Mary Walker, Petrus Blog Contributor


 

Latest Information on Giving Trends

Giving USA 2022: The Annual Report on Philanthropy for the Year 2021 was released in June.  The Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy researched and wrote the report. 

The...

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The Power of Brand: Fundraising with Stories - A Talk by Jacob Laskowski Jul 12, 2022

In this episode, we feature Jacob Laskowski, founder and creative director of 86, and we present his recent keynote address from the Petrus Development Conference in June.  Jacob shares his experience in brand development and storytelling, and he highlights ways that professional fundraisers...

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Faith & Fundraising: Lessons from Philanthropic Psychology - A Talk by Dr. Adrian Sargeant Jul 06, 2022

In this episode, we feature Dr. Adrian Sargeant, co-director of the Institute for Sustainable Philanthropy, as he gives his keynote address at the Petrus Development Conference in June.  Dr. Sargeant shares his research about donor motivation and identity, and he discusses how we, as...

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Prioritizing Passion and Innovation - An Interview with Juliette Picciano on the Petrus Development Show Jun 13, 2022

In this episode, Andrew visits with Juliette Picciano, former director of the Cardinal’s Annual Stewardship Appeal for the Archdiocese of New York and current president of Cathedral High School in New York.  (Juliette changed positions between when this podcast was recorded and when it...

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Three Quick Tips to Improve Your Donor Visits May 04, 2022

By Mary Walker, Petrus Blog Contributor


Donor meetings can be intimidating to both new and experienced development professionals, but they also have the potential to be such fruitful blessings to our ministry.  In my years of fundraising, I've developed a series of steps that helps me...

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Virtue Stands in the Middle - An Interview with Mary Macuga on the Petrus Development Show Mar 29, 2022

In this episode, Andrew visits with Mary Macuga, the director of the Catholic Foundation of the Archdiocese of Brisbane.  Mary has 22 years of experience in Catholic fundraising, and she and Andrew chat about the unique challenges of fundraising in different parts of the world and the...

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Startups and Sustainability - An Interview with Mark Randall on the Petrus Development Show Mar 22, 2022

In this episode, Andrew visits with Mark Randall, the executive director of the Pontifical North American College (a.k.a the NAC).  Together, Andrew and Mark share about their fundraising adventures, and Mark offers advice for startup ministries and seasoned fundraising...

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Women in Philanthropy Episode 6 with Leticia Ochoa-Adams Nov 09, 2021

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


In this episode Tara and Sarah are joined by Leticia Ochoa-Adams, Writer and Speaker. They discuss being "poor" in the Catholic Church as well as grieving a great loss and how the church responds. Find...

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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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