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NCDC assists Catholic organizations in the ministry of philanthropy by empowering members to promote our common gospel mission, inspire our communities and better our world.

The National Catholic Development Conference is a community for those who have been called to the ministry of fundraising. Our ministry is first and foremost about relationships. It is about being of one heart and one mind. It is our relationship to God, to the mission of Jesus and to all our brothers and sisters. It is an invitation to be and build communities of faith, hope and love. Jesus taught us that we cannot do it alone, all of us need communities of acceptance and support and place to find our common voice.

We are the United States’ largest membership association of charitable religious fundraisers. Our nonprofit membership consists of religious communities of men and women, shrines, social service agencies, schools, parishes, dioceses, seminaries and international relief agencies. Corporate partnership is available to businesses wishing to promote the interests and purposes of the Conference.

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Neurofundraising for Major Donor Gift Officers

November 15, 2018

Fundraising and winning over prospective major gift donors can be a challenging task - wouldn’t you want to take advantage of everything that could make that job easier? Enter the science of neurofundraising. This pioneering field capitalizes on an understanding of neuroscience - the study of the structure and functions of the brain and nervous system, and utilizes it when approaching donors. Let’s take a look at ...

Introducing Our New Digital Resource — Neurofundraising: Lessons in Major Gifts

November 5, 2018

  How did science and fundraising become intertwined? What is Neurofundraising? Neurofundraising stems from the scientific discipline of Neuroscience, which focuses on the structure and functions of the brain and nervous system. Understanding what drives human response impacts the decisions you make as a fundraiser. Through increased knowledge of human responses, fundraisers can learn more effective ways to engage ...

Want to Optimize Your Fundraising? Walk in Your Donor's Shoes...

October 29, 2018

It’s that Halloween time-of-year. So, grab your mask and try this very simple exercise with your fundraising team. The Halloween mask is to allow you and each of your team to become someone else for a little while. Forget who you each are … and put yourself in the shoes of your donors.

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Sr. Georgette Lehmuth, President of NCDC, produces a collection of blog posts that emphasize the ministry of fundraising and the importance of your work for your organization’s mission. With her decades of experience in the nonprofit sector, this is a blog you don't want to miss out on!

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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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SISTER JUDITH DIETERLE

“Have you ever been lonely in your position in Development? You are not alone! NCDC is here to walk with you!” 

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By joining our community, you and your organization will gain a network, education, and voice for your fundraising mission. As an NCDC member, we invite you to connect with organizations like yours and learn through programs and resources created specifically for Catholic fundraisers. The NCDC community commits to the highest level of accountability, and by becoming a member, you and your organization will become an integral part of advocating for all those in the ministry of fundraising.

Aside from the benefits named above, the NCDC community offers several unique opportunities, including: 

  • Networking with other in the ministry of fundraising
  • Learning from top names in fundraising, but specific to Catholic organizations
  • Being represented in legislative and postal issues critical to your mission
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