Leaning Into Your Vision - An Interview with Kristian Jaloway on the Petrus Development Show Dec 13, 2022

In this episode, Andrew chats with Kristian Jaloway, general manager for nonprofit advising at John Oberg Advisory.  Kristian works as a leadership management coach, specifically for nonprofit and institutional leaders, including priests.  Kristian shares what his role as an executive...

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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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Are The Dishes Supposed To Be Wet? Oct 24, 2022

 


By Andrew Robinson, Petrus President


 

Recently, my family and I stayed in an Airbnb. I had an interesting encounter with an appliance that illustrates a problem that a lot of nonprofit leaders struggle with.

Your dishwasher can actually dry your dishes...

🤯

You’re...

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The End is Coming! Oct 04, 2022

By Mary Walker, Petrus Blog Contributor


The end of the year, that is. 

 

Did you know that about 1/3 of annual giving happens in December? The time between Thanksgiving and Christmas is a season that encourages generosity. As a result, nonprofits ramp up their “asks.”...

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Understanding Donor-Advised Funds - An Interview with Dennis Gerber on the Petrus Development Show Jun 22, 2022

In this episode, Andrew welcomes Dennis Gerber, president of the Knights of Columbus Charitable Fund, to the podcast.  Andrew and Dennis discuss donor-advised funds and current trends in fundraising.  They chat about Dennis’s work at the Knights of Columbus Charitable (KCCF), and...

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What Development Means to Me May 16, 2022


By Jamie Cappetta, President, USC Caruso Catholic Center and Petrus Consultant


Like many development professionals, I didn’t start my career aspiring to be a fundraiser, but rather my aspiration was that of a professional baseball player. However, when I did not get drafted my senior...

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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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"Run So As To Win" - An Interview with Craig Miller on the Petrus Development Show Mar 08, 2022

In this episode, Andrew visits with Craig Miller, the president of FOCUS, the Fellowship of Catholic University Students.  Together, Andrew and Craig talk about FOCUS, its ministry to college students, and the organization’s unique fundraising challenges.  They also discuss the...

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Development Stewardship: Prayer, Fasting and Almsgiving this Lent Mar 07, 2022

By Mary Walker, Petrus Blog Contributor


One of my favorite Bible stores is that of Queen Esther. Her uncle urged her to go before her husband, the king, to plead for the lives of her people. Also, because she went to the king without being summoned, she risked being executed herself. Talk about...

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Out of the Rut and On Mission Mar 02, 2022

 


By Bryan Wilburn, Director of Development, St. Paul’s Newman Center at NDSU


What can you do when you’re in a rut? 

I suppose one option would be to stay there. To act as if it’s not happening and try to power through on your own. Oftentimes though, the first...

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The Catholic Church Should Never Settle Feb 16, 2022

 


By Stephanie Mahoney, OSV Institute for Catholic Innovation
Originally published on www.osvinstitute.com on February 1, 2022


Describing the Catholic Church today, in this post-modern world of 2022, is to tell the story of the body of Christ being fully alive and under incredible...

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Women in Philanthropy Episode 9 with Brenda Canella Feb 08, 2022

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


In this episode Tara and Sarah are joined by Brenda Canella of the Archdiocese of Denver. They discuss how Brenda went from being a full-time mother of five to working fulltime and how she integrated...

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