A Thanksgiving Prayer for Catholic Fundraisers

Posted by National Catholic Development Conference on Nov 21, 2018 11:28:42 AM

The NCDC Board and Staff wish you a Happy Thanksgiving and offer this prayer with and for you.


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Invitation to Participate: NCDC Annual Development Program Surveys

Posted by National Catholic Development Conference on Oct 11, 2018 9:11:10 AM

NCDC is once again surveying Catholic fundraisers to compile the most comprehensive look at the Catholic fundraising environment.

I am inviting you to participate in the NCDC Development Program Survey. The survey is split into two surveys which address direct marketing and other, non-direct marketing methods of raising funds respectively.



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Topics: Catholic Fundraising Resources, Trends in fundraising, Call to Action

NCDC, Alliance Meet with USPS Office of Inspector General

Posted by National Catholic Development Conference on Oct 4, 2018 4:01:08 PM

Yesterday, the Alliance of Nonprofit Mailers was invited by the Office of the Inspector General of the US Postal Service to explain how the nonprofit community uses the USPS.  The audience included about 50 USPS employees on site and close to 100 others across the country via a conference call.the

 The Alliance invited five representatives from various nonprofit groups to address the group and tell their story. Sr. Georgette Lehmuth, OSF, spoke representing the membership of the National Catholic Development Conference. She emphasized, “We do not underestimate what a personal note in one’s mailbox can mean because for us it is always about relationships and for the sake of the Mission.”

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Topics: Advocacy, Postal Issues

NCDC Announces Thirteenth Annual Lumen Award Winners for Excellence in Catholic Fundraising

Posted by National Catholic Development Conference on Sep 11, 2018 4:55:34 PM

The National Catholic Development Conference (NCDC) is proud to announce the winners of the Thirteenth Annual Lumen Awards, the only awards program recognizing excellence in the ministry of fundraising.

Eighteen first place winners and eight second place winners were selected in thirteen categories, which were expanded for the 2018 Awards to include new categories such as video, special event, email campaign, and paid digital advertising.

The “2018 Best of Show” award will be awarded through popular vote at the 2018 NCDC Annual Conference and Exposition in Chicago this September.  

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Topics: NCDC News

ACTION ALERT: Feedback Needed on Postal Proposal

Posted by National Catholic Development Conference on Sep 6, 2018 12:34:45 PM

The mailing of premiums by religious charitable mailers is at grave risk.  We ask that you submit comments to the Postal Service as soon as possible in opposition to the August 23 Federal Register Notice of USPS.  The operative, and potentially devastating, proposal is simple: “no merchandise or goods will be allowed of any type regardless of ‘value.’”  Mailing merchandise would be forced into much higher postage categories of First Class, Priority, or Parcel Select, essentially ending premium programs.


We are urging immediate action by all religious charitable fundraisers and their business partners in an attempt to get USPS to withdraw the proposal. Below are some resources to help with your comments:

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Topics: Postal Issues, NCDC News

NCDC Statement on Proposed Postal Rule on Non-Letter Size Marketing Mail

Posted by National Catholic Development Conference on Aug 23, 2018 3:22:05 PM

The United States Postal Service is proposing a new rule regarding what kind of merchandise can be included inside a Marketing Mail piece, which is the new name for the standard/nonprofit mail category.  Mail pieces that would not comply with this new rule would have to be mailed at a different and higher rate.

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Topics: Postal Issues, NCDC News

National Catholic Development Conference (NCDC) Joins with More than 50 Mail Industry Leaders to Urge Regulators to Reconsider Dramatic Postal Rate Increases

Posted by National Catholic Development Conference on Mar 6, 2018 1:27:07 PM

Vast majority of mailers, by volume and revenue, come together to discourage misguided postal rate hike proposal  

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Topics: Postal Issues, NCDC News

Action Alert: Help Us Prevent 40% Postal Rate Increases

Posted by National Catholic Development Conference on Feb 26, 2018 11:58:58 AM

This is a call for help-right now.

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Topics: Call to Action, Postal Issues

NCDC at Capitol Hill Today Re: IRA Legacy Bill

Posted by National Catholic Development Conference on Feb 16, 2018 11:14:16 AM

Sr. Georgette Lehmuth, OSF and other members of the IRA Charitable Initiative met with Rep. Kevin Brady (TX), Chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee today. The meeting took place in Rep. Brady’s office. Rep. Kevin Cramer (ND), who has sponsored and championed the IRA Legacy Bill and arranged the meeting for us, and Rep. David Schweikert (AZ) were also present.

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Topics: IRA Rollover, Press Release

NCDC Disappointed Universal Deduction Not Included in Final Tax Reform Bill

Posted by National Catholic Development Conference on Dec 21, 2017 4:10:47 PM

“For 100 years, the Charitable Tax Deduction has been a landmark institution that exemplifies the charitable spirit of Americans. Protecting this deduction and expanding it to the greatest number of people possible encourages charitable giving by all socioeconomic levels. We are greatly disappointed that the final tax reform bill failed to protect and expand this deduction to recognize the impact of charitable gifts, regardless of size, to support those most vulnerable in American society and worldwide,” said Sr. Georgette Lehmuth, OSF, President/CEO of NCDC.

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Topics: NCDC News, Tax Regulations

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In this blog, we post the latest NCDC news, events, and legislative efforts to help keep our readers informed and ready for action. As the United States’ largest membership association of charitable religious fundraisers, we hope that this resource inspires you to join in our community — whether that is through prayer, partnership, or action.

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