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#iGiveCatholic and #GivingTuesday

’Tis the season for shorter days, pumpkin-flavored everything, and... one of the most significant fundraising days of the year. Whether you have elected to participate or not, #GivingTuesday and the…
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How to invite authentic dialogue

There is a powerful old saying in the development world: "If you want money, ask for advice. If you ask for money, expect advice." In the Church, the role of…

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July 10, 2019 in Uncategorized

Saying thank you

They are two of the most powerful words we can say. Yet so often we use them in such general ways. Someone holds a door for you and you whisk in, saying…
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May 10, 2019 in Uncategorized

Out of the ashes, humanity

There is an old parable I have come across at various points throughout my career. I’ve adapted it for my work with nonprofits to illustrate the ability of vision and…
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April 10, 2019 in Uncategorized

A steady path to an increased offertory

When there is talk about launching an increased offertory effort, who leads the discussion? The source can greatly influence the case, implementation, and results. Frequently, the Finance Council leads this discussion.…
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March 10, 2019 in Uncategorized

St. Katharine Drexel’s life teaches us that philanthropy is a sacred call

On her feast day earlier this month, I reveled in a little-known fact about St. Katharine Drexel. Her name is commonplace on hospitals, schools, churches, missions, and college campuses. Her work for…
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February 10, 2019 in Uncategorized

Four ways to reinvigorate your annual appeal plan

Is your Annual Appeal stagnant or showing signs of decline? It’s a trend across a number of philanthropic sectors. Does it mean people are walking away from supporting important operations,…
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