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Resources to help you increase your fundraising capacity and further your Catholic organization’s mission.

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Introducing Amplify

Amplify is a feature of the Catholic Funding Guide that allows grant seekers and funders to connect in a new way.

Fundraising

10 Common Grant Writing Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

Many Catholic nonprofit organizations rely on grant funds to sustain and further their mission. But grant writing can be a challenging, time-consuming endeavor. This list of ten common grant writing mistakes, and how to avoid them, will help you win more funds for your organization and your mission!

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Catholic Prayers for Fundraising Events, Meetings, Projects, and More

Many Catholic nonprofit organizations and ministries hold fast to their faith by incorporating prayer into their meetings and projects. This can be a challenge for those not accustomed to praying spontaneously or aloud, and repeated prayers can become rote. Here are some prayers you can use for fundraising events, projects, donor meetings, and more.

Fundraising

The Role of Board Members in Fundraising for Catholic Nonprofits

The wellbeing of a nonprofit organization depends on an engaged and well-run board of directors. This is especially true when it comes to fundraising. At the same time, the majority of board members typically lack training and experience with fundraising. What role should the board of directors play in fundraising, and how can you best equip them for success?

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Grow your Network to Win Funding Faster

Fundraising and grant writing do not exist in a vacuum and cannot be done without real, personal connections. Growing your network and building these personal connections is an effective way to increase your fundraising capacity and further the mission of your organization.

Fundraising

A Spirituality of Fundraising: Takeaways from Henri Nouwen

As Catholics, we are called to express our faith in all that we do. Integrating faith into professional work is what initially attracts fundraising professionals to the nonprofit sector, but it can be easy to lose that initial spark.

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How to Build a Fundraising Plan for the Upcoming Year

Creating a fundraising plan for your Catholic nonprofit organization is an important step towards achieving fundraising success. But it can also be a difficult task. How do you set your fundraising goals in a way that is achievable and realistic? How can you prevent burnout mid-way through the year? This guide shares how to develop an effective fundraising plan so you can get started with confidence.