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

Planning the Upcoming Year with Sticky Notes

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.


Volunteers and Fundraising: A Guide for Your Catholic Organization

Volunteers are essential for the work of many Catholic nonprofit organizations. Oftentimes, though, organizations hesitate to incorporate volunteers into their fundraising strategy. How can your organization involve volunteers in your fundraising efforts in a way that benefits your organization and fulfills your volunteers?

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Building Funder Relationships: A Guide for Catholic Organizations

Once your Catholic organization has initiated relationships with foundations or individual major donors, the work of cultivating those relationships begins! How can your organization maintain these relationships that can be so beneficial to both your organization and the funder?

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How to Prepare for and Conduct Donor Meetings for Catholic Nonprofits

You’ve identified potential donors and have a solid case for support to communicate your organization’s mission, vision, and goals. You are ready to meet with them and find success fundraising. Making the “ask” is one of the most intimidating parts of fundraising. How do you prepare for this important moment?

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U.S. Charitable Giving in 2020

The latest Giving USA report sheds light on America’s generosity during the dark days of 2020. What does this mean for Catholic fundraisers?


Tips for Managing the Life Cycle of a Grant

The excitement of earning a grant award often brings renewed energy to nonprofit staff. After developing a winning grant proposal, it’s important to channel the team’s passion for your mission toward the coordination of the grant initiative and tracking its results.

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Adaptability Abounds

American religious life has undergone remarkable, complex change in the past two decades, and even more during the last year. The dramatic shifts in the patterns of religious affiliation, giving, and gathering, may be managed through adaptive models for leadership, an intentional effort to make meaning and discern purpose, and integrative approaches to navigating change.