February 13, 2019
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.
February 6, 2019
Most donors to our organizations come through the mail. Direct mail donors are older. Simply put, direct mail is inherently a medium that attracts older donors. In my experience, the typical Catholic direct mail donor is in their mid-70s, with few under 60. Older donors have issues that younger donors may not. As fundraisers, we need to write in a way that will be easily understood. It needs to be easy to digest and ...
December 21, 2018
As many of you may be aware, last week the National Catholic Development Conference announced that I will be completing my final year as President and CEO of our organization in December 2019. Over the last week I have reflected a bit on the announcement, and its implications as NCDC concludes its 50thanniversary. 2019 will begin a new time for NCDC in many ways, or so I hope. I would like to share with you some ...
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!
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.
“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:
Thanks to the institutional commitment of our member organizations, NCDC leads the Catholic development community toward excellence in the ministry of ethical fundraising through education, resources, networking and advocacy. The NCDC Annual Fund, which is supported by individual giving, funds a number of activities that aid in advancing our mission. The Annual Fund provides scholarships for educational programs, seed money to initiate new programs or research projects, and more.
Many people involved with NCDC have been personally enriched and have received individual professional growth opportunities through their organization’s membership with NCDC. The Annual Fund allows individuals to personally give back to NCDC for this individual growth in a way that goes beyond their organization’s membership dues.
Thank you for considering a gift to the NCDC Annual Fund. Your support to our community is greatly appreciated.