2018
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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

Tax Reform: What Now for Catholic Fundraisers?

January 17, 2018

With the December 2017 passing of tax reform legislation, Catholic fundraisers are undoubtedly looking at a new environment for giving in 2018. But the foremost question is: how and to what extent will tax reform affect giving to our missions?

Machine Learning Reactivates a 20 Year Lapsed Donor

December 13, 2017

That’s right, you heard me. And this was not a one-time fluke. The highly precise and robust algorithms of machine learning analytics can successfully identify lapsed individuals that have not given in decades, repeatedly! I am going to go one better and tell you that this big data driven, super-computing powerhouse can also accurately identify and assist in targeting non-donors. Most non-profits have them. This is ...

How Donors Respond to Your Emails: What Works and What You Should Be Doing Differently

November 1, 2017

What are the best ways to increase email performance and response rates? How do colors and fonts impact readability? Does the date and time that emails are sent affect donor interest? Crescendo’s 2016 email study Experiments in Email Marketing: Principles of Effective Emails Based on A/B Testing sought to answer those questions and more. The study used the scientific method known as "A/B testing" — sometimes called ...

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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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