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In-Person Conferences: They’re BACK!!!


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


In-Person Conferences: They’re BACK!!!

For over a year, we’ve zoomed our way through classes, conferences and special events. I have two fundraising lunches and a state convention on my calendar in the next month. In-person events are BACK! And, masking for the vaccinated is no longer recommended!

Yet, we’ve been conditioned over the last year to keep our distance and cover our faces. Do you automatically add some distance when you walk past somebody? I do. We’ve all changed our behaviors, AND made judgments about: (1) how people are over or under reacting to the risk of disease; (2) the response of our civil authorities to the disease; (3) the response of our Church and ministry programs; and (4) our personal levels of risk tolerance.

With the Petrus Conference just around the corner, and the three in-person events on my calendar in the next month, how are these dynamics going to...

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Digital Gatherings: Reinventing Fundraising in 2021

Is your ministry wondering how to reach and motivate benefactors in the midst of the shutdowns?

We have been watching the landscape of fundraising at all sorts of Catholic organizations this year to see what is working.

And we have found one strategy that is standing out above the rest.

 


 

Reinventing Fundraising in 2021

Without a doubt, one of the most effective ways to engage supporters and generate funds in the midst of Covid is with a digital event, such as a “virtual gala.”

A year ago the typical donor would not have considered engaging with an organization through virtual events, but now they are EXPECTING to do so.

That's why 2021 is the year to rally your supporters with a virtual event, though it isn't as simple as just turning on a camera phone and recording.

 


 

Bringing in the Experts

Our mission at Petrus is to help as many Catholic organizations as possible to succeed with fundraising.

With that in mind, we are bringing together...

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