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Madalene Buelow and Jennifer Pick

Madalene Buelow and Jennifer Pick

Madalene Buelow is Franciscan Sisters of Perpetual Adoration director of mission advancement in La Crosse, Wisconsin, serving the congregation as such since 2006. To further FSPA mission advancement, Madalene has established the monthly giving program “Franciscan Friends” as well as the planned giving program “Circle of Perpetual Friends.” Together with FSPA’s department of communications, she has led four very successful #GivingTuesday campaigns. Her work has also included collaborating with the Franciscan Sisters of Perpetual Adoration and Affiliate Homelessness Committee for the fundraising event ParTee for a Cause, which raised more than $48,000 in 2018. A professional journalist and communicator for several nonprofit organizations since 1994, Jennifer Pick currently serves the Franciscan Sisters of Perpetual Adoration’s department of communications. Through writing and editing, Jen crafts FSPA’s ministerial stories for print and web publications, manages the blogs Show me a sign and Messy Jesus Business and shares the goodness of the congregation through social media. For the past two years, Jen has led communication team collaboration with FSPA Office of Mission Advancement’s end-of-year efforts, including the #GivingTuesday campaign.

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Turning Donors into Mission Actualizers Through Cohesive Messaging

Posted by Madalene Buelow and Jennifer Pick on 4/3/19 11:40 AM

Advancing mission through the art of good messaging. If this concept has your fundraising-right-side and message-crafting-left-side brain seizing up, keep breathing…and reading. Franciscan Sisters of Perpetual Adoration’s (FSPA) mission advancement and communications departments are appealing to donors to help further ministry by sharing compelling stories — those of the global community in need and our sisters’ call to serve it — through a voice that’s consistent and clear. Furthermore, FSPA donors are responding with the goodness of philanthropic action and doing what is theirs to do to make ministry happen.    

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Topics: Culture of mission