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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

Creating Tomorrow’s Breakthrough in Fundraising

Posted by Kn Moy on 1/25/19 8:37 AM

It was one of those “aha moments” — an unforgettable, connect-the-dots moment, when everything suddenly, somehow changed. It was, without question, the most transformational epiphany in my professional life.

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Topics: Catholic Fundraising Resources

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

Stewards of Mission: What It Means and Why It Matters

Posted by Dawn M.S. Miller, CFRE on 8/29/18 8:33 AM

“Fundraising is a very concrete way to help the Kingdom of God come about.” — Henri J.M. Nouwen, The Spirituality of Fundraising

Stewards of mission: What does that mean as fundraisers? Yes, we need to keep our missions in the center of all we do. Everything else flows from mission, right? That’s our guiding light, our north star, our EVERYTHING.

As stewards of mission, leaders must be actively involved with mission advancement efforts. At some organizations, that means at least 50 percent of a leader’s time is spent cultivating, soliciting, and stewarding donors. Fundraisers can’t, and shouldn’t, do it alone.

So, how can fundraising professionals continually engage organizational leaders for the greater good of the mission and work together? For most of us, it all begins with the “golden triangle” of fundraising.

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Topics: Annual Conference, Organizational Culture, Catholic Fundraising Resources

Mission-First Philosophy is Changing Catholic Philanthropy — Here’s How

Posted by Sarah O. Hanley on 8/20/18 12:16 PM

Working towards the growth and sustainability of Catholic institutions is a concept you’re likely quite familiar with.

As many parishes struggle, convents cease to exist, and Mass attendance dwindles, it has become apparent that what Catholic entities need now is an approach to fundraising that has never been done before — an approach that will not only preserve our Catholic institutions but sustain them for future generations.

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Topics: Annual Conference, Catholic Fundraising Resources

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In this weekly blog we share tips, tactics and case studies for professionals in the Catholic fundraising community. Learn how to advance your mission with articles on technology, donor engagement, nonprofit leadership, social media, and emerging trends.

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