2018
CONFERENCE

WHO WE ARE

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.

THE CATHOLIC FUNDRAISER

7 Reasons Donors Keep Giving (and Giving!)

September 12, 2018

It's the million dollar question: What drives donor loyalty? The topic of donor loyalty has been studied by numerous academics and consultants for many years. In his book Retention Fundraising: The New Art and Science of Keeping Your Donors for Life, Roger Craver published the results of a fascinating survey. Craver had 250 nonprofits poll their current donors with the hopes of finding out why they had remained so ...

Stewards of Mission: What It Means and Why It Matters

August 29, 2018

“Fundraising is a very concrete way to help the Kingdom of God come about.” — Henri J.M. Nouwen, The Spirituality of Fundraising Stewards of mission: What does that mean as fundraisers? Yes, we need to keep our missions in the center of all we do. Everything else flows from mission, right? That’s our guiding light, our north star, our EVERYTHING. As stewards of mission, leaders must be actively involved with mission ...

7 Mobile Fundraising Best Practices for Catholic Nonprofits

August 24, 2018

Just like everything else in this futuristic world, the fundraising industry becomes more high-tech every day. From online donation portals to text-to-give platforms, nonprofit organizations — big and small — are using mobile fundraising technology to raise more for their efforts. To help your organization get involved with this trend, we are offering some best practices on how to get the most out of mobile bidding ...

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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!” 

MEMBER HIGHLIGHTS

INTERESTED IN BECOMING A MEMBER?

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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