Giving to religious causes vastly exceeds any other category in the nonprofit sector, but faith-based organizations often struggle the most with fundraising effectively. Join Andrew Robison, President of Petrus Development, as he explores this topic through honest and revealing conversations with church leaders, executive directors and development professionals from the nonprofit community.
Previous and future guests include: Mike Perkins, President and CEO of Heroic Media, Inc.; Frank Shannon, Executive Director of Development at St. Mary’s Catholic Center at Texas A&M University; Tara Doyon, Director of Development and Mission Advancement at St. Paul’s Catholic Center at Indiana University; and Jamie Cappetta, President at Our Savior Parish and Caruso Catholic Center at USC.
Petrus Development Show Episode 14 - Fr. Ben Hasse
In this episode, Andrew visits with Fr. Ben Hasse, the Pastor of St. Albert the Great University Parish in Houghton, Michigan and St. Anne Catholic Church in Chassell, Michigan. St. Al’s is an active and vibrant parish and home to students, faculty, staff, alumni, and friends of Michigan Technological University, Finlandia University, and Gogebic Community College in the Western Upper Peninsula of Michigan. In addition to being pastor of two parishes, Fr. Ben is the vocations director for the Diocese of Marquette. During their conversation, he joyfully tells of his experience in ministry and development for the university parish. He speaks of the practical concerns of running a parish and student center while also emphasizing the importance of relationship.
Petrus Development Show Episode 13 - Kerry Robinson
In this episode, Andrew visits with Kerry Robinson the Global Ambassador of Leadership Roundtable and author of the book, ``Imagining Abundance: Fundraising, Philanthropy and a Spiritual Call to Service`` Kerry details her experience working in development for the Catholic Student Center at Yale University and later goes on to describe the origins and legacy of Leadership Roundtable, packed with useful lessons along the way.
Petrus Development Show Episode 12 - John Flynn
In this episode, Andrew visits with the Vice President of Philanthropy for FOCUS, John Flynn. They discuss the impact that development can have on ministry as well as the importance of having a plan and a vision for your ministry. Two tools for success explored are the Case for Support and the Blue Ribbon Committee. Other successful development strategies are also highlighted. Most importantly, a development officer in the Catholic Church needs to be committed to a life of prayer and participation in the Sacraments.
Petrus Development Show Episode 11 - Larry Massey
In this episode, Andrew visits with President of the Scanlan Foundation, Larry Massey. The Scanlan Foundation funds Catholic non profit organizations primarily in the Houston area. Their mission is to promote the Roman Catholic Church of Texas. Larry discusses his role with the Scanlan Foundation, as well as Scanlan’s history and impact on the Houston community and the state of Texas. He also gives practical advice for how to interact with foundations like Scanlan and others.
Petrus Development Show Episode 10 - Sarah Robinson and Patrick Glaze
In this episode, Andrew visits with Sarah Robinson and Patrick Glaze who are missionaries for the Fellowship of Catholic University Students (FOCUS). Sarah and Patrick discuss their work raising money for and participating in FOCUS at Wichita State University as well as the impact that FOCUS has had on their lives and the lives of those they’ve encountered.
Petrus Development Show Episode 9 - Jason Gerdes
In this episode, Andrew visits with Jason Gerdes, ED of Nebraska Lutheran Outdoor Ministry and president of the Board of Trustees of ALDE. ALDE is a membership organization founded 40 years ago to bring together Lutheran fundraisers working in ministry. They discuss Jason's work with Outdoor Ministries and the role and vision of ALDE.
Petrus Development Show Episode 8 - Kate Sell
In this episode, Andrew visits with Kate Sell, founder and Managing Partner of Mission Advancement Partners. In this conversation, they discuss how organizations can look at their own strengths and weaknesses and develop short- and long-term strategies to better fulfill their mission and help an organization grow.
Petrus Development Show Episode 7 - Jacob Laskowski
In this episode, Andrew visits with Jacob Laskowski, founder and CEO of 86 Creative, about the principles of design and marketing that most directly affect a charity’s ability to fundraise. They also discuss how organizations can best position themselves to clearly explain their mission and vision.
Petrus Development Show Episode 6 - Linda Domeyer
In this episode, Andrew visits with Linda Domeyer, Director of Leadership Giving at St. Louis University High as well as Consultant for Petrus Development. In this episode, Linda and Andrew talk about how she initially learned about development, her first capital campaign experience, transitioning to a robust annual fund strategy and what she loves most about consulting. Linda also shares about the most expensive failure of her career.
Petrus Development Show Episode 5 - Peter de Keratry, CFRE
In this episode, Andrew visits with Peter de Keratry, Executive Director of Stewardship & Development for the Archdiocese of Oklahoma City and co-Founder of Petrus Development. In this episode, Peter discusses how he learned the art and science of fundraising, why and how they founded Petrus Development and what he thinks is the most important thing that any development professional can do for his or her organization.
Petrus Development Show Episode 4 - Tara Doyon
In this episode, Andrew visits with Tara Doyon, Director of Development and Mission Advancement at St. Paul Catholic Center at Indiana University. In this episode, Tara discusses what she focused on in the beginning of her career to be successful, her thoughts on Catholic stewardship and her current capital campaign project at St. Pauls.
Petrus Development Show Episode 3 - Jamie Cappetta
In this episode, Andrew visits with Jamie Cappetta, President of Our Savior Parish and USC Caruso Catholic Center. In this episode, Andrew and Jamie discuss his career transitions, the great speaker series at Yale Catholic Center, his strong feelings about the importance of goals and metrics, the powerpacked board that he manages at the USC Caruso Catholic Center and much more.
Petrus Development Show Episode 2 - Frank Shannon
In this episode, Andrew visits with Frank Shannon, Executive Director of Development at St. Mary’s Catholic Center at Texas A&M University. Frank and Andrew covered a variety of topics, including Frank’s career before St. Mary’s, how he transitioned from 25 years in higher ed to a Catholic ministry and how the current campaign at St. Mary’s is going.
Petrus Development Show Episode 1 - Mike Perkins
In this episode Andrew visits with Mike Perkins, President and CEO of Heroic Media. Mike has served for 30+ years in the nonprofit community and the Catholic Church. Mike discusses his career, what he has learned about fundraising and ministry along the way and how he came into his current role with Heroic Media.