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

Understanding and Retaining Your Donors in an "Experience Economy"

October 12, 2018

Few things impact fundraising results as much as the changing attitudes and behaviors of donors as our nation’s economy evolves. Today’s donors aren’t the same donors of the last century when direct mail fundraising success rates peaked. Just how much donors and their behaviors have changed over the past 50 years can be easily recapitulated in the evolution of the morning cup of coffee for America’s consumers.

Mark Your Calendars: Upcoming Fall 2018 Workshops

September 20, 2018

Fall 2018 Workshop season is almost upon us! We’re excited to continue researching and examining an innovative approach to Catholic fundraising. Maybe you have questions about what it really means to thrive as a Catholic nonprofit, or maybe you're wondering if you're really nurturing your donors the way that you should? Whatever your pain point, we're here to help. In other words, our Fall 2018 Workshop season will ...

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 ...

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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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