Prioritizing a Culture of Excellence - An Interview with Jeff Schiefelbein on the Petrus Development Show Jan 24, 2023

In this episode, Andrew interviews Jeff Schiefelbein, co-founder and culture catalyst for Undivided Life.  Andrew questions Jeff about his role as a culture catalyst, and the pair discusses just how important culture is to organizations of all sizes.  Jeff describes how he encourages...

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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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Is Your Year-End Appeal Up To The Task? Sep 26, 2022

Has your ministry been sending out the same old year-end appeal letter, year after year?

Is your appeal just a shot in the dark? You spend time getting the wording and layout just right, but you don't really know if it is moving the people who read it.

Is your letter even getting read by its...

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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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Healthy Teams: Where Faith and Function Collide - A Talk by Matt Regitz on the Petrus Development Show Jun 30, 2022

This episode of the Petrus Development show features the keynote address by Matt Regitz of Divine Renovation at the Petrus Development Conference (PDC) in June.  Matt joins conference participants to talk about the importance of healthy leadership teams in ministry.  By...

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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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Living a Purposeful and Genuine Life - An Interview with Kate Bryan on the Petrus Development Show Mar 17, 2022

In this episode, Andrew visits with Kate Bryan, the founder and CEO of 1 Girl Revolution, an organization dedicated to telling the stories of women who are changing the world through their lives.  Kate is also the author of Living the Feminist Dream:  A Faithful Vision for Women in the...

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Trust Me, I Work for a Nonprofit - An Interview with Justin DeMoss on the Petrus Development Show Feb 22, 2022

In this episode, Andrew visits with Justin DeMoss of Your Philanthropic Advisor, a seasoned fundraising professional, entrepreneur, and adjunct professor at Oklahoma City University.  During this conversation, Andrew and Justin discuss the need for nonprofit organizations to be...

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The Power of Art - An Interview with Rob Kaczmark on the Petrus Development Show Feb 16, 2022

In this episode, Andrew visits with Rob Kaczmark, Executive Director and Co-Founder of Spirit Juice Studio. Spirit Juice is a firm dedicated to producing video content for Catholic ministries and nonprofits. During this conversation, Andrew and Rob were able to talk about trends in...

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Viva Cristo Rey - An Interview with José Manuel de Urquidi on the Petrus Development Show Feb 03, 2022

In this episode Andrew visits with José Manuel de Urquidi, founder and president of Juan Diego Network, a podcast network with over 70 shows highlighting Catholic stories for Latinos. Andrew and José discussed what José was thinking when he decided to launch a...

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Women in Philanthropy Episode 8 with Amy Kawula Jan 11, 2022

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


In this episode Tara and Sarah are joined by Amy Kawula, the Advertising & Marketing Manager of The Compass at the Diocese of Green Bay. They discuss the importance of communication...

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