NCDC’s events, programs, and services are created specifically with the Catholic fundraiser in mind. Every program addresses concerns, techniques, and trends affecting the nonprofit sector as a whole, but more specifically, Catholic nonprofits. Program participants benefit from knowing everyone presenting and attending at our programs know the challenges and opportunities unique to Catholic fundraising.
Similarly, NCDC also offers services crafted to the Catholic fundraiser. From fundraising office assessments to a job network, we have the experience and knowledge to best help your organization support its mission.
Since 2005, the National Catholic Development Conference (NCDC) has offered "Fundamentals and More," a workshop specifically designed for small religious institutes that currently have no resource development program.
This workshop was created in response to a survey of religious institutes conducted by the National Religious Retirement Office (NRRO) and NCDC that indicated some significant trends:
The presenters and tutors for this program are highly qualified with a great deal of expertise, specifically related to religious institutes.
Participants walk away with:
Previous workshop attendees included priors, major superiors, treasurers, leadership team members and in some cases, a person who was designated as the future development director. NCDC President and CEO, SR. Georgette Lehmuth, also actively participates in the program.
The Annual NCDC Leadership Summit is a 2-day intensive program geared toward executives and department directors. The purpose of the Summit is to gather NCDC’s most experienced membership to dialogue about issues that are critical to Catholic development efforts. The recommended actions that flow from the Summit directly influence NCDC planning and programming.
Registration for the Summit is limited in number and is generally restricted to NCDC members — and is therefore, by invitation only.
This year’s (2018) theme is Transitions: Engaging Others in Mission in Tentative Times, and will take place in conjunction with the Annual Conference on Saturday, September 15 from 9-4. Presented by Marc Pitman, author of Ask Without Fear and popular NCDC presenter, the program will include candid conversations with thought leaders regarding the challenges, anxieties, hopes, and joys of leadership transition.
One service NCDC can provide a development office (members and non-members) is a Development Department Audit. The purpose of such an audit is to:
While the issues addressed in each audit vary depending on the specific organization being audited, the components addressed within every audit include:
Each audit is coordinated through the NCDC national office and is conducted by experienced fundraisers and executives chosen specifically to match the needs of the organization being audited.
An audit typically includes:
For information on pricing and further details, please contact Sr. Georgette Lehmuth, OSF.
NCDC is proud to be one of the participating organizations that support the internationally recognized Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE) program. Since it is the mission of NCDC to promote excellence in the ministry of fundraising, we believe that professional credentialing is both valuable and important.
NCDC members are entitled to a discount on registration for this examination and recertification.
NCDC programs, including Conference programming, can be used as points toward certification and re-certification. Program participants should record their own continuing education hours for their records and to submit to CFRE. We recommend all conference attendees track their sessions for future reference, even if they do not have immediate plans for (re)certifying, as NCDC does not keep a record of individual workshops attended, only general Conference attendance.
Program participants may use the printable Session Tracker Forms below as a simple way to keep a record of the educational sessions they attended.