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Learning to Tell Your Story - An Interview with Eva Daniel on the Petrus Development Show

In this episode, Andrew chats with Eva Daniel, public speaking coach and founder and owner of The Speak Shop.  Eva and Andrew discuss the importance of improving our public speaking and storytelling abilities.  Eva touches on the mistakes people make in their public speaking, and she offers solutions for improvement.     

Show Notes

Background

Eva was a speech major at Hillsdale College, and after graduation, she worked in radio.  Her radio experience led to a long-term radio show production career at Focus on the Family, and after that, Eva joined Dave Ramsey’s speech writing team.  Though Eva loved her positions at Focus on the Family and with Dave Ramsey, she decided to answer a long-felt call to own her own business. In August 2022, Eva made her entrepreneurial dream come true, and she opened The Speak Shop, her own speech coaching business.   

 

Life As a Speech Coach

Eva shares her firm belief that the single...

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The Faithful Hairdresser - A Holy Donors Crossover on the Petrus Development Show

 

On this week's episode of the Petrus Development Show, we are hosting a crossover event that introduces you to another Petrus podcast called Holy Donors.  Holy Donors is a collaborative production between Petrus and RED-C Catholic Radio that tells stories of radical generosity that changed the world, and Andrew is excited to share the first episode of our Holy Donor's season featuring the Venerable Pierre Toussaint.  

 

 

Show Notes

Pierre Toussaint was born into slavery on the French colony of Saint Domingue (Saint Domingue was what we know today as independent Haiti), and he served as a trusted domestic slave to his master Jean Jacques Bérard.  When Bérard and his family fled Saint Domingue in the middle of the Haitian Revolution, they took Pierre Toussaint and his sister Rosalie with them to New York CityIn New York City, Pierre made a name for himself as a hairdresser and a philanthropist.   

 

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Swimming with the Piranhas - An Interview with Matt Bond on the Petrus Development Show

In this episode, Andrew visits with Matt Bond, former director of development at the St. John Catholic Student Center at Oklahoma State University.  (Matt changed positions between when this podcast was recorded and when it was published!)  Andrew and Matt chat about Matt’s introduction to becoming a fundraising professional, his work on St. John’s $25 million capital campaign, and his strategies for growing an organization’s donor list.    

Show Notes

Background

Matt served as the director of development at the St. John Catholic Center for over 5 years, and during his tenure there, he led a successful $25+ million capital campaign to build a new student center for the campus.  Matt is currently the executive director for the Santa Fe Family Life Center, and he is also a co-host for Holy Donors, another Petrus podcast.  (Check out Holy Donors here!)

 

Introduction to Fundraising

When Matt was serving as a youth minister...

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The Power of Brand: Fundraising with Stories - A Talk by Jacob Laskowski

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 can use the essential elements of brand management to draw donors closer to their organization’s mission and subsequently raise more money for their ministry.  

Show Notes

Background

Jacob Laskowski comes to the Petrus Development Conference to share his experience in brand development and storytelling.  After winning a 2nd grade art contest, Jacob leaned into his enjoyment of art, grew his talent, and eventually realized he could use his art skills as a career.  After working as a FOCUS missionary and as FOCUS’s creative director, Jacob founded 86, a firm that helps organizations and ministries with their messaging, brand identities, and marketing...

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

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 development professionals, can use his findings to increase giving to our parishes and ministries.  

Show Notes

Background

Dr. Adrian Sargeant comes to the Petrus Development Conference to share his experience in harnessing the power of donor motivation and identity in fundraising.  Dr. Sargeant has significant experience teaching about philanthropy and fundraising, and he has authored several fundraising books including Building Donor Loyalty:  The Fundraiser’s Guide to Increasing Lifetime Value.  

 

NPR Experiment

Dr. Sargeant explains the donor motivation research he conducted with NPR.  By changing the scripts NPR team members used with...

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

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 contrasting the characteristics of successful and unsuccessful teams, Matt outlines specific ways in which pastors and lay leaders can work together to build thriving parishes and ministries.

Show Notes

Background

Matt Regitz comes to the Petrus Development Conference to share his experience in creating healthy leadership teams for Catholic parishes.  Matt is a leadership coach for Divine Renovation, an organization dedicated to helping parishes build leadership teams that take the parish “from maintenance to mission.”  Divine Renovation recognizes and addresses the pastoral and administrative challenges that clergy face and, in turn, they help pastors build a...

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Understanding Donor-Advised Funds - An Interview with Dennis Gerber on the Petrus Development Show

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 Dennis outlines how Catholic donors can benefit from a fund that aligns with their Catholic values.  

Show Notes

Background

Ever since Dennis was a young child, he had a passion for asking for money to help those in need.  Dennis was a bold fundraiser in his youth.  When he was seven, he walked his street asking neighbors for money for the poor; and when he was a college senior, he raised money to rebuild his frat house.  His success raising money for his fraternity led to a post-college development job with his fraternity’s national office, and that position kicked off Dennis's career as a professional fundraiser.   

Catholic Fundraising

After...

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Let Us Increase Together In Christ - An Interview with Dr. Richard Ludwick on the Petrus Development Show

In this episode, Andrew visits with Dr. Richard Ludwick, president of the University of St. Thomas in Houston.  Dr. Ludwick shares about the mission and vision of University of Thomas, and he and Andrew discuss the unique collaboration between the University of St. Thomas’s MAX Studios with Word on Fire and their project that focuses on the effective use of social media for evangelization.  

Show Notes

Background

A country boy at heart, Dr. Ludwick grew up on a large farm in Indiana, married his high school sweetheart, and earned an impressive number of advanced degrees at universities across the country.  Dr. Ludwick practiced law for a decade before starting his career in higher education.  

 

University of St. Thomas

Dr. Ludwick admits that though a lot of people are not yet familiar with the University of St. Thomas (UST) in Houston, there are so many great things happening in the faithful and diverse UST community.  UST...

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From Ministry to Movement - An Interview with Jared Zimmerer on the Petrus Development Show

In this episode, Andrew visits with Jared Zimmerer, the senior director of the Word on Fire Institute.  Andrew and Jared chat about the Catholic presence on social media and how we can use social media as an important tool for evangelization.  Jared also shares about Word on Fire’s exciting new project with the University of St. Thomas’s MAX Studios.  

 

Show Notes

Background

Prior to working for Word on Fire, Jared’s Catholic evangelization efforts focused on the cross-section of faith and fitness, and he often spoke to high school athletes about Catholicism and Catholic masculinity in general.  Jared very much believes we can use the culture of sports to start connecting with younger generations, and it was during his talks on the subject that he met Fr. Robert Barron (now Bishop Barron!) and learned about Word on Fire.

Word on Fire Institute

The Word on Fire Institute is a digital online institute that provides courses in...

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Catholic Email for Conscious Consumers - An Interview with Kailash and Michael on The Petrus Development Show

In this episode, Andrew visits with Kailash and Michael, the co-founders of Fidei, an email service created on the basis of shared Catholic values.  Andrew, Kailash, and Michael discuss how the technology we use in our daily lives intersects with our Catholic faith and how we can better align our values with the services we choose.

 

Show Notes

Background

Michael and Kailash met as RCIA participants in a California parish.  Both Michael and Kailash are entrepreneurs, and before they met, each started (and closed!) a variety of companies.  They each have a background in software development, and after meeting in San Francisco, the two decided to work together to start Fidei.email.  

 

Fidei.email

Kailash and Michael share that, in starting Fidei, they hope to offer an alternative way for consumers to think about the products they use online.  They feel very strongly that there are ways for consumers to align their Catholic values with the...

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