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

How Donor Data, Media, and Payments May Change in the Coming Years – And How to Manage It

June 21, 2018

For several years, my colleagues Jack Doyle, Lynn Edmonds, Geoff Peters, and I (now joined since 2017 by Dennis Meyer) have been honored to do a session on this topic at the annual NCDC conference. I’m no soothsayer, but here are a few quick thoughts on what’s coming down the road:

There Is No Fear In Love: How Development Officers Can Love Donors Into Giving

June 13, 2018

The other day a colleague of mine, Linda Cunning, presented a verse in the Bible that I have read many times before. But, on that morning, it was like I was hearing it for the first time.   1 John 4:18 “There is no fear in love. But perfect love drives out fear because fear has to do with punishment. The one who fears is not made perfect in love.”   This is an incredible statement. What if it is really true? What ...

Want to Retain First-Time Donors? Treat Them Like First-Time Church Visitors.

May 17, 2018

This past weekend, my family had the opportunity to visit two churches that we do not regularly attend. On Saturday, we attended my niece's first communion mass and on Sunday visited a church where an old family friend was guest-preaching. In both cases, we were warmly greeted at the door and warmly greeted by those sitting around us, some of which were curious about what brought us there that day. There is a ...

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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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