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Sr. Georgette Lehmuth

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Free eBook — 5 Ways to Engage Millennials & Raise More this Year

Posted by Sr. Georgette Lehmuth on 3/10/17 10:30 AM


Does your nonprofit need help communicating with millennials in a way that’s effective?

Are you interested in learning strategic ways of engaging with this younger generation?

If so, this eBook is for you.

Because here at NCDC, we know that millennials can be a challenging demographic to consistently reach and inspire.

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Topics: Catholic Fundraising Resources, Millenials

Do You Know What Energizes You?

Posted by Sr. Georgette Lehmuth on 11/25/16 10:44 AM

In a blog written in February 2015, Dominick Quartuccio writes about personal energy. He states that personal energy is experienced in four dimensions: physical, emotional, mental and spiritual. In his blog he goes on to describe, in more detail, how each of these facets of the human experience impacts our personal energy.

In talking about the physical, Quartuccio addresses issues that most of us could probably identify with: diet, sleep and exercise. However, his emphasis is on “renewal.” In his comments regarding the emotional dimension, he poses this question, “How differently do we behave at work from how we behave at home?” When considering the mental dimension, he talks about focus. How well do we focus our efforts? Upon what do we focus our time? Finally, he discusses the spiritual dimension. It is this dimension that all the other dimensions, and our personal energy itself, finds its meaning and purpose.

While I think there may be some personal implications in Quartuccio’s blog for all of us, it seems we might also be able to glean a few ideas from this blog about how to energize our departments and our programs as well.

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Topics: Organizational Culture

Getting Beyond the “Like” [Free Online Resource]

Posted by Sr. Georgette Lehmuth on 6/22/16 10:00 AM

That photo montage of Sister Mary Francis working in a garden with the Guatemalan orphans got over 300 likes on Facebook (in less than 24 hours)! Naturally, you quickly switch tabs to the crowdfunding website and check if participation in your Feed A Few campaign has skyrocketed, and… nothing. You’re only $15 closer to the goal than you were yesterday.

The Development Dilemma

It’s a real challenge to get beyond the “Like”. You find yourself wondering if nonprofits ever get real results from social media efforts on Facebook. Not to mention the added difficulty of being a Catholic development professional whose mission is less...jazzy?... than some other nonprofits out there.  Some of the predicaments you find yourself in are:
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Topics: Donor Development, Catholic Fundraising Resources

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