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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Staying True to Mission - An Interview with Ryan Carney on the Petrus Development Show Nov 17, 2021

In this episode, Andrew visits with Ryan Carney, Chief Advancement Officer of Society of St. Vincent de Paul. They discuss Ryan's journey with development and the challenges that he has experienced and conquered throughout his years with non-profits. They also discuss the work they...

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What Development Means to Me by JoAnn Shull Nov 08, 2021

By JoAnn Shull, Petrus Consultant


I’m going to be really honest with you, dear reader, in that for the vast majority of my life I had no idea what this idea of “development” was or that I would end up in a career that I didn’t even know existed.  

Growing up,...

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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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What Development Means to Me by Josh Whelan Oct 25, 2021

By Josh Whelan, Petrus Vice President and Senior Consultant 


In 2000, I went to the University of Mississippi with the career goal of either becoming a psychologist or a lawyer.

 

My father is a psychologist, and like him, I want to help people. He is a person I greatly admire, and I...

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What Development Means to Me by Tara Doyon Aug 16, 2021

By Tara Doyon, Petrus Director of Client Services and Senior Consultant 


Like many in a development-related profession, I had planned on a career in “something else.” When money was needed for organizations and programs that I cared about, I discovered and honed my development...

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A Campaign Story, Part 1 - An Interview with Sarah Du Preez on the Petrus Development Show Jun 15, 2021

In this episode, Andrew visits with Sarah Du Preez, Director of Development for the St. Thomas Aquinas University Parish at University of Arkansas. Sarah started in her role last summer, which happened to be the same week that the ministry kicked off a feasibility study for a $12.5 million...

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Rule of Thirds can Help us Visualize our Benefactors Jun 01, 2021

By Mary Hernandez, Petrus Blog Contributor


What is it about a photograph that draws a person in and compels one to fixate on the point of interest long enough to find himself somewhere in that captured landscape?

 

My photographer friend Amy explained the Rule of Thirds in photography -...

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Blueprint for Development: Infrastructure on the Petrus Development Show Apr 27, 2021

In this episode we are introduced to the first of a four-part series "Blueprint for Development." This series will take you in-depth on how to create a successful development program and putting in place the building blocks you'll need to insure it's sustainability. Join...

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March Madness and Fundraising Mar 31, 2021

By Mary P. Walker, Petrus Blog Contributor & Local Charity Board Member


March Madness and Fundraising

March Madness is upon us! I love basketball and I love this time of year. Winning teams have different strategies, and I can’t help comparing them to fundraising practices.

 

Big...

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Making Real Money through Virtual Events Nov 03, 2020

 By Mary P. Walker, Petrus Blog Contributor & Local Charity Board Member


Over the last eight months, special event fundraising has morphed from live gatherings to cyberspace experiences. During this time, I have “attended” a number of virtual events, watched others on...

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Effective Use of Your Day Oct 26, 2020

 By Rhen Hoehn, Development Director, St. Albert the Great University Parish


The following post is an example of messaging included weekly to our Annual Manual Program clients. For more information, visit https://www.petrusdevelopment.com/annualmanual

 

Fundraising for a...

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