This past year NCDC celebrated its 50th anniversary. At our Annual Conference there was such a spirit of togetherness. It was a time for remembering the past and celebrating the present. We also talked about embracing our future as a community that shares the common mission of the Gospel.
NCDC is excited to announce our Corporate Service Directory, a new exclusive resource for Catholic fundraisers. The publicly available Service Directory allows users to browse companies by the services they provide.
The National Catholic Development Conference (NCDC) is now actively seeking someone to fill the position of President and CEO that Sr. Georgette Lehmuth, OSF will be vacating in December 2019.
The National Catholic Development Conference (NCDC) Board of Directors wishes to announce that Sr. Georgette Lehmuth, OSF will be completing her service as President and CEO of NCDC December 31, 2019. Sister Georgette has served in this role since July 2001.
“Serving as President and CEO and representing NCDC is and will always be such an honor and privilege,” said Sr. Georgette.
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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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:
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.
Vast majority of mailers, by volume and revenue, come together to discourage misguided postal rate hike proposal
“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.
The House and Senate have released their final version of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, which is expected to go to final vote this week. A number of provisions in the bill are expected to prove detrimental to the charitable sector, including: