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  • Your annual appeal needs an upgrade. Before it's too late.

    Participation in diocesan annual appeals has dropped 20 percent since 2009, according to our landmark Diocesan Benchmarking Study. We can do better.

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    • "Nic has consistently proven to be one of the strongest voices in church growth and development. He has a keen awareness of how a digital landscape will impact fundamental stewardship efforts in our parishes and dioceses.”
      CORY HOWAT
      Executive Director at The Catholic Foundation, Archdiocese of New Orleans
    • "Having known and worked with Nic since 2008, I greatly value his professionalism, his knowledge and affirming attitude to get the job done.”
      MIKE WESCOTT
      Director of Development & Planned Giving at the Diocese of Wichita
    • “As CFO of a large archdiocese, I depend on having good data to make decisions. I share Nic’s frustration that there isn’t better information available and I’m proud of him for putting in the time and effort to make this happen.”
      KEITH PARSONS
      Chief Financial Officer at the Archdiocese of Denver
    • "Nic has always impressed me with his insight and vision, and I can't wait to see the results of this study. I applaud Nic for putting in the hard work to get this done."
      SCOTT WHITAKER
      Secretariat Director of Stewardship, Development and Communications at the Diocese of Austin
    • "I have worked closely with Nic over the years and I have always appreciated his keen insight and his boundless enthusiasm. I know that anything he sets his mind to will be done right. I can't wait to see the results of this exciting new project."
      SHANNAN BROMMER
      Director, Office of Stewardship & Development at the Archdiocese of Omaha
    • "Nic has been a huge help to me over the years. We’ve talked through everything from church campaign strategies to what it takes to start a new Catholic school. I trust him and I predict his work is going to be enormously helpful to dioceses across the country."
      KEVIN KAUFFELD
      Chancellor & Director of Stewardship at the Diocese of Owensboro
    • "I've been fortunate to work with Nic, in multiple capacities, since 2010. Nic radiates professionalism, character and success. His understanding of the emerging trends and opportunities within the not-for-profit sector are an invaluable resource that Catholic dioceses could significantly benefit from."
      JUDE WERNER
      Director of Development at the Newman Center - St. Thomas Aquinas church in Lincoln, Nebraska
    • "Nic’s professionalism, leadership, and vision have been constants every time I have worked with him over the years. His passion and talent for addressing school and parish sustainability is evident and contagious."
      PATRICK SLATTERY, PH.D
      Executive Director at Xavarian Brother Sponsored Schools
    • "I first met Nic in my capacity as Executive Director of the Fulcrum Foundation in Seattle, and was immediately impressed with his professionalism, his interest in supporting the many ministries of the Catholic Church through top-rate advancement consulting services, and his commitment to seeking the most effective methods for dioceses, parishes, and schools to fund and grow their missions.”
      ANTHONY HOLTER
      Executive Director at Empower Illinois
  • PSG's team of experts gathered and analyzed data from more than 100 dioceses and archdioceses across the country.

    The results provide a comprehensive look at the state of diocesan fundraising and development in America.

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  • We are in the midst of a great digital transformation that is changing the way people live, work and communicate. The impact on faith-based fundraising has been acute. Development offices across the country are reporting tried-and-true strategies are becoming less and less effective.

    Everything seems more difficult these days – recruiting volunteers, getting donors to respond to phone calls, securing in-person meetings and cutting through the clutter to reach new donors. The old ways just aren’t working anymore. Luckily, there are solutions...

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