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NCDC’s Digital Resource Library: A (Not-So-Hidden) Gem for Catholic Fundraisers

Posted by National Catholic Development Conference on 1/30/19 10:29 AM

While NCDC has been well known for providing programming and resources for Catholic fundraisers for over 50 years, our newest resource could be considered a gem hidden in plain sight.

Since its launch in 2017, our Resource Library has continuously added publications covering topics and trends that are most relevant for fundraisers, with special focus given to fundraising for a Catholic organization. Thought leaders in the Catholic fundraising community have contributed their expertise to create high-value resources that can’t be found anywhere else.

Resources of this quality and focus usually require a subscription or payment, but NCDC’s Resource Library is available at no cost. Take advantage of these resources including case studies, trends, statistics, best practices, and more! Here is a sample of what our Resource Library has to offer.

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Topics: Catholic Fundraising Resources

Learning from 2018 and Trends to Watch in 2019

Posted by National Catholic Development Conference on 1/8/19 9:15 AM

At the end of a year, there is a natural inclination to reflect on the previous year’s accomplishments and look forward to what is to come in the new year. At NCDC, 2018 was filled with compelling content, a rejuvenating and inspiring Conference and Exposition, and countless conversations with members about their trials and successes in fundraising.

As we enter a new year at NCDC, join us as we briefly revisit the highlights of 2018 and explore the trends to watch in 2019. Read on for a sneak peek of what we plan to focus on in the coming year!

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Topics: Trends in fundraising

Introducing Our New Digital Resource — Neurofundraising: Lessons in Major Gifts

Posted by National Catholic Development Conference on 11/5/18 8:31 AM

 

How did science and fundraising become intertwined?

What is Neurofundraising?

Neurofundraising stems from the scientific discipline of Neuroscience, which focuses on the structure and functions of the brain and nervous system. Understanding what drives human response impacts the decisions you make as a fundraiser. Through increased knowledge of human responses, fundraisers can learn more effective ways to engage donors.

For more information on a scientific approach to best relate to donor prospects and more charity fundraising ideas, we invite you to explore our new digital resource page!

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Topics: Donor Relationships

Mark Your Calendars: Upcoming Fall 2018 Workshops

Posted by National Catholic Development Conference on 9/20/18 10:08 AM

Fall 2018 Workshop season is almost upon us! We’re excited to continue researching and examining an innovative approach to Catholic fundraising.

Maybe you have questions about what it really means to thrive as a Catholic nonprofit, or maybe you're wondering if you're really nurturing your donors the way that you should? Whatever your pain point, we're here to help.

In other words, our Fall 2018 Workshop season will cover the research and topics that you, as a Catholic fundraiser, need to understand. But don’t take our word for it, read the topic descriptions and discover the workshop in a city near you.

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Topics: Catholic Fundraising Resources

7 Reasons Donors Keep Giving (and Giving!)

Posted by National Catholic Development Conference on 9/12/18 9:36 AM


It's the million dollar question: What drives donor loyalty?

The topic of donor loyalty has been studied by numerous academics and consultants for many years. In his book Retention Fundraising: The New Art and Science of Keeping Your Donors for Life, Roger Craver published the results of a fascinating survey.

Craver had 250 nonprofits poll their current donors with the hopes of finding out why they had remained so loyal. Each donor was given a list of 32 reasons why they might keep donating to the organization, and they were asked to rank them by order of importance.

Let's take a look at some of Craver's findings.

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Topics: Donor Relationships

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