The Heart of Development

The Heart of Development By Peter de Keratry, Co-Founder & CEO of Petrus Development; Executive Director of Stewardship and Advancement for the Archdiocese of Oklahoma City Intro by Andrew Robison, President of Petrus Development This post is an excerpt from Episode 5 of The Petrus Development Show. Recently, I sat down with Peter de Keratry, Co-Founder of Petrus Development for…

The Visit that Taught me Three Basic Principles of Development

The Visit that Taught me Three Basic Principles of Development By Andrew Robison,  President of Petrus Development  This post is an excerpt from the Fundraising Focus series presented by the Catholic Campus Ministry Association (CCMA). Many years ago, I was sitting in a donor meeting with my boss at the time, Greg Gorman, and a major benefactor for St. Mary's Catholic…

Are You Tracking? The Real Power of Metrics

Are you tracking? The real power of Metrics... By Andrew Robison and Jamie Cappetta, President of Our Savior Parish and Caruso Catholic Center at the University of Southern California  In the business world, setting goals, creating metrics and tracking progress is the name of the game if you want to succeed. Imagine if a Fortune 500 CEO was asked to…

Fundraising in a Church in Crisis

Fundraising in a Church in Crisis By Tara Doyon, Director of Stewardship and Development at St. Paul Catholic Newman Center and Parish at Indiana University and Fr. Patrick Hyde, OP Campus Minister When I tell people about my job, the response is almost always a bemused look followed by the statement, “I could never ask people for money.” Awkward as it…

Be Not Overwhelmed

Be Not Overwhelmed The following is from the Petrus Annual Manual Weekly Emails. If you would like to learn more about the Petrus Annual Manual, go to https://calendly.com/arob/30min to set up a 30-min phone call with a member of the Petrus Team.  Development is a demanding job, and it can be emotionally taxing. Successful fundraising requires you to put yourself out there…

Development Committee Discussion on Facebook Live

Andrew and Steve Discuss Development Committees on Facebook Live How can a development committee increase the effectiveness of your development office? What is a development committee, and how does it function? Recently Petrus Development President Andrew Robison was on site with Steve Nache from Lumen Christi Institute in Chicago. They had the opportunity to discuss the success of the Lumen…

Megan Dillon Joins the Petrus Team as Consultant

Megan Dillon Joins the Petrus Team as Consultant Petrus Development is pleased to announce that Megan Dillon recently joined the Petrus team as our newest Consultant. In addition to her work with Petrus, Megan is also Director of Advancement and Communications for the St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Center at the University of Colorado in Boulder. In her role as a…

CCMA Members to Receive FREE MONTH of Petrus Annual Manual

CCMA Members to Receive FREE MONTH of Petrus Annual Manual In an email today, Catholic Campus Ministry Association (CCMA) Executive Director, Mike St. Pierre announced a collaboration between Petrus Development and CCMA. St. Pierre announced that all active CCMA members would be eligible for ONE FREE MONTH of the Petrus Annual Manual if they sign up with Petrus by July…

Kyle Jaeger Joins the Petrus Team as Account Manager

Kyle Jaeger Joins the Petrus Team as Account Manager Today, Kyle Jaeger joins Petrus Development as our new Account Manager. Kyle came to Petrus from St. Paul’s Newman Center at North Dakota State University, where he helped build a strong development program and lead the Move Newman Forward Capital Campaign to more than $15M in gifts and commitments. As Account…

Petrus Introduces Petrus Annual Manual

By Andrew Robison, President of Petrus Development Petrus Introduces the Petrus Annual Manual Petrus Development has been working with Catholic ministries around the country since 2004 to build sustainable development programs, and we are pleased to announce that we recently served our 100th ministry. While I am proud of this good work, and know that tens of thousands of lives…