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Capacity Building: A Test of Faith and Resolve In Our Organizations

Posted by Sr. Georgette Lehmuth, OSF on 2/26/19 8:33 AM

A couple of Sundays ago, the Gospel reading was from the Gospel of Luke, Chapter Five. It was the story of Jesus inviting Simon (Peter) and his fishing buddies to go back out on the lake to fish even though they had caught nothing the night before.

As the story goes, “They caught a great number of fish and their nets were tearing.” After calling for a second boat, the fishermen were able to fill both large boats to capacity with the fish they had caught. The apostles are amazed and astonished. In the closing lines of the narrative, Jesus tells them, “Do not be afraid; from now on you will be catching men.”

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Topics: Organizational Structure, Mission Equity

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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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