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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

How Small Nonprofits can Benefit from the NCDC Conference

Posted by National Catholic Development Conference on 7/27/18 8:36 AM

For 50 years, the NCDC Conference and Exposition has been the leading opportunity for organizations and individuals to connect with one another in the context of fundraising as a ministry. Our attendees come from religious organizations across the United States and around the world, and they collectively raise hundreds of millions of dollars annually to support Catholic missions.

But not all of the attendees come from large organizations with endless resources. In fact, many come from development offices of fewer than three employees. If you are heading to NCDC this year from a small nonprofit, there are many ways that you can benefit from all that is offered.

Discover these helpful suggestions for how you can increase the success of your fundraising campaigns without increasing your staff.

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Topics: Conference, Catholic Fundraising Resources

[New Digital Resource] Real-Life Lessons in Multi-Channel Donor Acquisition

Posted by National Catholic Development Conference on 7/3/18 8:24 AM


There are many questions that come with figuring out how to grow your donor file through multiple channels, such as:

How can you grow your donor file to support the growing work your organization is doing?

How do you integrate across multiple channels to connect with potential donors?

At NCDC, we know that securing new donors is one of the biggest challenges fundraisers face, but you're in luck — we put together a digital resource designed to answer your questions about donor acquisition!

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Topics: Donor Relationships

GDPR for Catholic Nonprofits: What Europe's New Data Law Means for Catholic Nonprofits

Posted by National Catholic Development Conference on 5/8/18 1:00 PM

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), EU legislation to protect data, will go into effect on May 25. The GDPR applies to any business or organization that offer goods or services or collects data from residents in the EU, regardless if they are for-profit or not-for-profit entities.

While NCDC cannot provide legal guidance on this issue, we feel it is critical for Catholic fundraisers to understand the scope and impact this policy will have on any organization that maintains personal data.

We aren't in Europe. Why do we need to worry about this?

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Topics: Donor Development, Catholic Fundraising Resources, Online Giving

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