Keep it Simple

January 20, 2014 Issue 18 Keep it Simple While critical to overall success, the role of campaign leaders and ambassadors doesn’t need to be complicated. Simply put, our ultimate goal is to: Educate families on the purpose, benefits, and needs of Forward in Faith, Hope, and Love Answer their questions Receive a decision As leaders […]

People Give to People

January 13, 2014 Issue 17 People Give to People We want to get back to basics and explain why many people decide to become a donor: – Someone I know asked me to give, and I wanted to help them. – I felt emotionally moved by someone’s story. – I want to feel I’m not […]

Campaign Exceeds 50% of Overall Target

  January 6, 2014Issue 16 Campaign Exceeds 50% of Overall TargetThe Campaign reached a milestone this week, with over $32.5 million raised toward the goal of $65 million. Many blessings have come from this effort: generous gifts of time, talent and treasure offered by both priests and parishioners; opportunities to learn about the love that […]

A Time to Reflect on Our Blessings

December 16, 2013Issue 15 A Time to Reflect on Our BlessingsAs the birth of our Savior draws near, let us take a few moments to pause and reflect on what has been realized this year as a Catholic community: a diocesan-wide commitment to building His kingdom and an extraordinary generosity that reflects a deep and […]

‘Tis the Season!

December 9, 2013 ‘Tis the Season! For many of us, December is our busiest month and a challenging time to make campaign visits. There is so much else to do – shop for gifts, decorate the house, send Christmas cards and attend holiday gatherings and shows for the kids and grandkids.But there is also a […]

Happy Thanksgiving!

November 25, 2013 Happy Thanksgiving! The Thanksgiving holiday is an opportunity for all of us to think of the blessings we have received from God and the true meaning of sacrifice in our personal lives. We are grateful for those who have made a gift to Forward in Faith, Hope, and Love and we appreciate […]

Receiving Decisions

November 18, 2013 Receiving DecisionsOne of the more challenging aspects of a parish campaign can be closing gift requests and securing a commitment to the Campaign in a timely manner. Experience from the Pilot phase and early Block I activity demonstrates that the value of the gift, as a percentage of the request, decreases as […]