Advice From Les Misérables On Charitable Giving

Posted by Sr. Georgette Lehmuth, OSF on 12/21/18 2:15 PM


As many of you may be aware, last week the National Catholic Development Conference announced that I will be completing my final year as President and CEO of our organization in December 2019.

Over the last week I have reflected a bit on the announcement, and its implications as NCDC concludes its 50thanniversary. 2019 will begin a new time for NCDC in many ways, or so I hope. I would like to share with you some of my hopes and dreams, as I begin my last year as President and CEO.

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Topics: Catholic Fundraising Resources, Donor engagement

Why Your Nonprofit Should be a “For Purpose” Organization

Posted by Sr. Georgette Lehmuth, OSF on 3/11/17 10:00 AM

On February 16, 2017 over two hundred people from various parts of the country, representing a diverse cross-section of the nonprofit community went to Capitol Hill to speak to legislators about the importance of the charitable tax deduction. The goal of the Charitable Giving Coalition who sponsored this event was to encourage members of both the House and Senate to include the charitable tax deduction as they begin to create tax reform legislation.

Note: At NCDC, we know that learning how to connect and communicate with a younger generation can be a challenge, but that’s why we’ve put together an eBook to help you learn how to effectively engage with millennials in order to raise more money this year —  5 Ways to Engage Millennials and Raise More this Year.

Besides those who flew in for this event, others made appointments to meet with their legislators while they were home for the Presidents Day recess. Still, others wrote letters and made phone calls. The Charitable Giving Coalition will continue to meet and to encourage members of the nonprofit community to speak out on this issue.

As a member of this Coalition who both personally encouraged people to come to the Hill and continues to advocate for the charitable tax deduction, I have been thinking quite a bit about the threat to the charitable tax deduction.

Here are some of my thoughts:

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Topics: Millenials, Donor engagement


About The Fundraiser's Outlook

The Fundraiser's Outlook is a blog written by Sr. Georgette Lehmuth, President of the National Catholic Development Conference.  Her blog always emphasizes the ministry of fundraising and the importance of your work for your organization’s mission. Applying her decades of experience in the nonprofit sector, she often reflects on current events, pop culture, and travel and how our world impacts Catholic nonprofits.

About Sr. Georgette Lehmuth

Sr. Georgette Lehmuth, OSF has been President/CEO of NCDC since 2001.

She is a noted speaker on the ministry of fundraising and has spoken at the conferences of: the Leadership Conference of Women Religious (LCWR), the Conference of Major Superiors of Men (CMSM), the National Association for Treasurers of Religious Institutes (NATRI), the Association for Fundraising Professionals (AFP) and the Independent Sector. She has also presented at the Ascension HealthCare Council on Philanthropy, Catholic Charities USA Ministry Conference and at the Caritas gathering of charitable fundraisers in Lima, Peru, which represented 24 countries of Central and South America and the Caribbean.

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