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Fundraising, Philanthropy, and a Spiritual Call to Service - Introduction
Mission Moment

Fundraising, Philanthropy, and a Spiritual Call to Service: Introduction

Part 1 of 5 Video Series

Join Kerry Alys Robinson as she shares reflections on philanthropy and fundraising to our Catholic Funding Guide community.

Speaking from personal experience as a development professional, Kerry takes up some of the obstacles of successful fundraising and speaks to proven maxims helpful in a faith-based context.

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Social Impact Spotlight

Partnerships Working to Alleviate Poverty

The Catholic Funding Guide serves as a vital resource to connect Catholic organizations working to alleviate poverty with the Catholic funders who want to partner with them. Many of the Guide’s subscribers are members of the largest social service agency in the nation, Catholic Charities USA. One of the Guide’s funders is a significant supporter of Catholic Charities members. The story that follows demonstrates the impact when subscribers and funders connect.

Mission Moment

Our Lenten Journey Toward Hope

Pope Francis has called us to experience Lent as a “journey of conversion” as communities and individuals. Consider using this time with your organization to reflect and prepare for your “new normal” with these suggestions from the Lake Institute on Faith & Giving.

Fundraising

How to Find the Right Funder for Your Program

The process of identifying a funder to support your Catholic program or ministry presents many challenges. The Catholic Funding Guide is a great place to start.

News

Nearly 500 New Funders Added in January

This month marks another important milestone for the Catholic Funding Guide. More than 500 new funders have been added to the Guide, making the current Guide

Reports

Agents of Awakening: A Review of Anti- Human Trafficking Activities at U.S. Catholic Colleges and Universities

Human trafficking – the use of force, fraud, or coercion to exploit human beings through forced labor, involuntary servitude, or sexual exploitation – is a staggering crime against humanity and requires a multi- pronged response from all sectors of society. Faculty and students at U.S. Catholic colleges and universities are among those organizations engaged and active in the fight against human trafficking, particularly as galvanizing participants in promoting awareness and inspiring engagement and action.

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Reports

Catholic Social Innovation in Today’s Global Refugee Crisis

Despite a rich history of innovation within the Catholic community, there has not been a systematic review or analysis of social innovation within the Catholic philanthropic world. Inspired by the recognition that Catholic ministries are creatively harnessing social innovation for those on the margins, and the fact that this combination of faith in action and innovation for others is not well known, Foundations and Donors Interested in Catholic Activities (FADICA) launched a three-year initiative to examine Catholic social innovation.

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