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How to write a strong case for fundraising support

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Every successful capital campaign needs a strong case for support. But writing the perfect case statement can seem daunting, especially if your task isn’t an obviously big draw like building a new church or adding a school wing. A case statement is the core communication for a successful capital campaign. It is an organization’s prime opportunity to toot its horn about successes and positive impacts. It is also an open door to demonstrate the need for the organization and explain its current plan to strengthen its mission-based work. Capital improvements, increased funding, new programs and enhanced services all deserve donor…

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God’s Generosity is Astounding with Handmaids of the Heart of Jesus

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The Steier Group is proud to present our new podcast, Twelve Wicker Baskets with Christopher Beaudet. Subscribe now on your favorite podcast app. In the Gospel, Jesus fed 5,000 with only five loaves and two fish. After the crowd was satisfied, there were 12 wicker baskets left over. God provides the abundance. In each episode of this podcast, we will explore, with pastoral leaders and development professionals, all the many ways God meets the spiritual and temporal needs of our parish communities, our Catholic schools and the diocesan church. And not only meets those needs but provides in abundance. The…

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Being a Stewardship Pastor with Fr. Jarrod Lies

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The Steier Group is proud to present our new podcast, Twelve Wicker Baskets with Christopher Beaudet. Subscribe now on your favorite podcast app. In the Gospel, Jesus fed 5,000 with only five loaves and two fish. After the crowd was satisfied, there were 12 wicker baskets left over. God provides the abundance. In each episode of this podcast, we will explore, with pastoral leaders and development professionals, all the many ways God meets the spiritual and temporal needs of our parish communities, our Catholic schools and the diocesan church. And not only meets those needs but provides in abundance. The…

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2023 fundraising trends to watch

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At its heart, fundraising is a simple process that can lead to big things – people asking people to support causes dear to their heart. But, as you know, that doesn’t mean that fundraising is easy. While the US is still recovering from the pandemic and dealing with inflation, the data for fundraising shows that things are still looking strong and optimistic. In the Fundraising Effectiveness Project’s most recent report, they found that while the number of donors were down 7%, donations were up 6.2%, thanks to major donors. GivingTuesday estimates that giving in the United States alone totaled $3.1 billion representing…

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The Journey to Deep Stewardship with Quentin Schesnuik

The Journey to Deep Stewardship with Quentin Schesnuik

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The Steier Group is proud to present our new podcast, Twelve Wicker Baskets with Christopher Beaudet. Subscribe now on your favorite podcast app. In the Gospel, Jesus fed 5,000 with only five loaves and two fish. After the crowd was satisfied, there were 12 wicker baskets left over. God provides the abundance. In each episode of this podcast, we will explore, with pastoral leaders and development professionals, all the many ways God meets the spiritual and temporal needs of our parish communities, our Catholic schools and the diocesan church. And not only meets those needs but provides in abundance. The…

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Planned giving and the historic transfer of wealth

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You may have heard the buzz regarding a historic transfer of wealth that is happening in America right now. Over the next few decades, a staggering $30 trillion will be passed down from prosperous baby boomers to the next generation. Not only is this the largest wealth transfer of all time, but it is also creating one of the most significant opportunities for philanthropy in this age. What does this wealth transfer mean for nonprofits, exactly? And how can your organization capitalize on this incredible moment in history? It’s simple: Because more than $6.3 trillion of the wealth transfer is projected to…

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Remembering the Church in your Planned Giving with Renée Underwood

Remembering the Church in Your Planned Giving with Renée Underwood

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The Steier Group is proud to present our new podcast, Twelve Wicker Baskets with Christopher Beaudet. Subscribe now on your favorite podcast app. In the Gospel, Jesus fed 5,000 with only five loaves and two fish. After the crowd was satisfied, there were 12 wicker baskets left over. God provides the abundance. In each episode of this podcast, we will explore, with pastoral leaders and development professionals, all the many ways God meets the spiritual and temporal needs of our parish communities, our Catholic schools and the diocesan church. And not only meets those needs but provides in abundance. The…

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Mission Advancement for a Burgeoning Diocese with Ashley Linville

Mission Advancement for a Burgeoning Diocese with Ashley Linville

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The Steier Group is proud to present our new podcast, Twelve Wicker Baskets with Christopher Beaudet. Subscribe now on your favorite podcast app. In the Gospel, Jesus fed 5,000 with only five loaves and two fish. After the crowd was satisfied, there were 12 wicker baskets left over. God provides the abundance. In each episode of this podcast, we will explore, with pastoral leaders and development professionals, all the many ways God meets the spiritual and temporal needs of our parish communities, our Catholic schools and the diocesan church. And not only meets those needs but provides in abundance. The…

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Paulist Fathers’ focus on mission leads to successful $30 million campaign

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Through the Hope for the Future campaign, the Paulist Fathers raised over $30 million, far exceeding the initial public goal of $20 million. The key? The Paulists never made their campaign about money. Instead, the campaign focused on the Paulists’ mission. “Because people have been accompanied so well by Paulists over the years, people just responded,” said the Rev. Eric Andrews, CSP, who served as president of the Paulist Fathers from 2014-22. “Obviously if you don’t feel pastorally fed, accompanied and cared for, (fundraising) is going to be a heavier lift. But clearly people have benefited from the Paulist mission…

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Development as Personal Relationship with Bill Maloney

Development as Personal Relationship with Bill Maloney

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The Steier Group is proud to present our new podcast, Twelve Wicker Baskets with Christopher Beaudet. Subscribe now on your favorite podcast app. In the Gospel, Jesus fed 5,000 with only five loaves and two fish. After the crowd was satisfied, there were 12 wicker baskets left over. God provides the abundance. In each episode of this podcast, we will explore, with pastoral leaders and development professionals, all the many ways God meets the spiritual and temporal needs of our parish communities, our Catholic schools and the diocesan church. And not only meets those needs but provides in abundance. The…

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