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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.

eBooks: Premier Resources from Top Thought Leaders in Fundraising

These full-length resources offer advice and experience from the biggest names in the Catholic fundraising arena and discuss essential topics that will benefit any organization. Explore and download our three most popular eBooks:

5-ways-to-engage-millennials-cover-4px-border5 Ways to Engage Millennials and Raise More This Year

by Caryn Stein, Ruffalo Noel Levita

It’s no secret that millennials are a fundraising mystery to many organizations. In this eBook, you’ll learn how to engage with this younger generation – the largest in U.S. history – and discover groundbreaking trends and strategic ways for transforming them into donors and ambassadors for your group. This eBook will also discuss:

  • What do millennials value?

  • 6 major trends and opportunities in the landscape of charitable giving

  • Why do millennials give?

  • Through what medium do millennials give?

  • 5 things to know and do to engage millennials

The Art and Science of Retaining Digital DonorsDigital Donors Icons-1-1

by Steve Shattuck, Bloomerang

Why should you care about donor retention? In this eBook, you will learn about the psychology of donor loyalty and the importance of the first impression. The guide will also explore different ways to optimize your confirmation page after the first engagement and the second interaction, to ensure your donor understands the value of the experience. This eBook will also discuss:

  • Why retention of current donors matters for long term sustainability

  • The reasons behind what drives donor loyalty

  • 7 specific reasons why donors keep giving

  • 4 steps to make a good impression on your donors

  • How to generate a second interaction with donors

Real Life Lessons Icons-1Real Life Lessons In Multi-Channel Donor Acquisition

by Mark Loux, ResourceOne Fundraising Group, and Kathy LoBuglio, Care Net

Learn about three case studies from different organizations, the successful and unsuccessful tactics used in their campaigns, and the results that led them to secure new donors to support their missions. In this eBook, you will discover the importance of multi-channel integration for your donor acquisition campaigns, as well as tips on how to model your fundraising program.

You will also explore different methods of donor acquisition, and learn how incorporating multiple channels in your acquisition campaigns can ensure success for your organization. This eBook will also discuss:

  • Lessons learned through trial and error by other organizations

  • How certain nonprofits have learned to adjust and modernize their tactics

  • Tips for fundraisers to create effective campaigns

  • Solutions for common problems in nonprofit fundraising

  • How direct mail, digital media, and even telemarketing can ensure success

Blogs: Practical Advice, Stories from the Field, and More!

Aside from eBooks, the Resource Library also provides access to our blogs — The Catholic Fundraiser and The Fundraiser’s Outlook. The Catholic Fundraiser offers tips, tactics, and case studies, from fundraisers in the field. The Fundraiser’s Outlook is written by Sr. Georgette Lehmuth, OSF and emphasizes fundraising as a ministry and the importance of your work for your organization’s mission.

Newsletters: A Weekly Offering to Help You Stay Up-to-Date

Our Resource Library is also the easiest way to access the archives of and subscribe to our weekly e-newsletters. Catholic Fundraising Weekly is a digest of the latest news, trends, and tips specifically curated for Catholic fundraisers. NCDC Newswire provides updates on news from NCDC and how we are working for the Catholic fundraising community.

Exclusive publications are consistently being added to the NCDC Resource Library. Make sure to regularly visit the library to get publications you can’t get anywhere else and help your organization advance its mission!

For all of NCDC’s digital content, including eBooks, blog articles, newsletters, and more — access our free Resource Library!

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