After blazing the trail in fundraising consulting across the broad spectrum of nonprofit organizations around the world, Graham-Pelton recognized the distinctive nature and evolving needs of the Catholic Church. Extensive consultation throughout the Catholic Church in the United States combined with thoughtful business analysis led Graham-Pelton to imagine a group dedicated solely to addressing the unique issues facing the Catholic Church in the areas of fundraising, planning, and communication. Thus, GP Catholic Services, Inc. was created and operates within the Graham-Pelton family, leveraging Graham-Pelton’s unparalleled experience and leadership in fundraising and Mission advancement.
Archdiocese of Newark
GP Catholic Services retained to strengthen approach to stewardship education; mission-based funding
Diocese of Greensburg
Raises more than $55 million, exceeding campaign goal
Diocese of Scranton
GP Catholic Services engaged to establish Catholic community foundation; major gifts initiative
The corporate values of Graham-Pelton represent the guiding principles that inspired the creation of a special division within the firm to serve the Catholic Church. These values were foundational in the conception of GP Catholic Services and remain as values that keep us connected to our roots.
bold | empathetic | authentic | focused | optimistic
Integrated Discernment Process™
GP Catholic Services uses Integrated Discernment, a process which we developed to help Church leaders understand and frame each high level issue from both spiritual and temporal perspectives to inform the strategic and tactical planning processes. This is a three-part process:
Understanding Spiritual and Temporal Dimensions
We help Church leaders to understand how people are currently encountering the Church. We help Church leaders understand the political, economic, social, technological, and legal influences that impact its ability to advance the mission of the Church.
Framing and Preparing to Plan
We frame significant issues in both their spiritual and temporal dimensions, ensuring a thorough understanding of the objectives, challenges, and opportunities facing the organization.
Application of an Understood Framework
A strategic planning process carefully crafted around an understanding of assumptions is a defining characteristic of our work.