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Filling Your Development Toolbox - A Petrus Development Show Episode on Fundraising Events

It's time for another change!  We continue our Petrus Development Show Q+A series on important development topics, but this week's episode features a new voice from the Petrus family.  Join us as Rhen interviews Matt Bond, Petrus consultant and executive director of the Santa Fe...

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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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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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The Power of a Thank You - A Petrus Development Show Episode on Gift Acknowledgment

We're continuing our Q+A podcast series with Petrus president, Andrew Robison.  In this episode, Andrew and Rhen discuss gift acknowledgment and donor stewardship.  While this may not be the most exciting part of a fundraiser's job, it's essential.  And, you might be...

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Get More Out of Your Giving Day

By Rhen Hoehn, Director of Marketing


Days of giving can be a boon for your fundraising efforts, but they can also be a big waste of time without the correct approach.

 

A well-executed giving day begins long before the day itself. It actually culminates with that day of giving.

 

Here...

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Level Up Your Nonprofit Supporter Stewardship: 5 Steps To Executing A Thank-A-Thon

By Rhen Hoehn, Director of Marketing.  This post first appeared on the Bloomerang blog.


Phone-a-thons have been a tried-and-true fundraising staple for decades. Gather volunteers, have them call a long list of donors, and have them make a solicitation. With fewer people...

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The Need for a Database

By Chris Scroggin, Petrus Consultant


One of the non-profits I worked for didn’t have a database; they had an Excel spreadsheet for their donor information. It wasn’t very organized, and I had no idea how accurate it was. 

 

There was information everywhere - on...

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Biased Toward Action - An Interview with Nic Prenger

In this episode, Andrew sits down with Nic Prenger, founder and CEO of Prenger Solutions Group.  Nic shares about his digital consulting work at Prenger Solutions Group, and Andrew and Nic chat about technology tools for fundraisers, fundraising for the Catholic church and its associated...

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