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Advice to Rookie Fundraisers
I've received a lot of messages from people diving into fundraising for the first time.
The rookies are coming because September, October, November, and December are the most significant fundraising months.
So, it's understandable more apostolates want to launch a campaign.
Here's what I would do if I were a 'rookie fundraiser':
"The Church already has tons of Money" - How to Respond
You've likely come across someone respond to your donation request like this:
"Donate? ... but the Church already has millions!"
Or, maybe someone was even more critical in their response.
When you fundraise, you are bound to come across these types of responses. It can be deflating when you do. Worse, you can even second guess your campaign.
I've come across my fair share of critical remarks about fundraising, and here's how I respond: https://catholicfundraiser.net/donate-the-church-already-has-millions/
Volunteers - August 2020 - Podcast
Each week, I've been taking questions from people, and the question about volunteers came up multiple times.
Mainly, how do you find people who can help run a campaign?
If I had to start a campaign tomorrow, here's how I would use volunteers to help me raise funds:
Post-Pandemic Fundraising Strategies for Catholic Apostolates
Here's another episode from my "What to do after the Pandemic" series. In other words: what are some of the biggest lessons learned during the past five months that will set up my success for the rest of the year.
I'm talking about 'being smart' with the 'downtime' you have right now.
Included, I'm sharing with you the BIG lesson I learned at the beginning of 2020. This one lesson - you could say - has set me up for the rest of the year.
That's what this week's video is all about…
List Renting, a Bad Fundraising Strategy
A few years ago, I earned my Masters in Theology to ground my approach when it comes to fundraising.
This time learning the roots of Catholicism has helped me tremendously make the right decisions.
Take, for example, the common fundraising strategy of list-renting or list-buying. When you rent someone's list, you can contact the list of people, but you can't see who they are. When you buy someone's list, you acquire the list of people and can contact them as much as you like, but you don't know who's on the list in advance.
Therefore, the question is, should you be buying or renting lists?
I've thought about it a lot, and here's my response.
Too Afraid to Ask for Donations? Try this.
I had an interesting question come in this week.
It was about being too afraid to ask for donations. How do I overcome my fear of asking people?
What do I do to gather the courage to build a campaign and fundraise for a mission? Here’s my answer:
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Motivating and helpful!
Bryce is upbeat and authentic, extracting to-the-point fundraising lessons from leaders of all times. I encourage all lay and religious organizational decision makers— not just fundraising and development types!—to invest a few minutes a week absorbing his fresh approach. These podcasts are NOT slickly produced, but they’ve improved over time— and I did say AUTHENTIC, right?!!