Happy New Year

Feast of the Epiphany – “Lord, every nation on earth will adore you.”

January 6, 2019

Dear Friends,

It is a busy time in the Friend household as we prepare to launch the start of Advancing Our Church, LLC. Our new firm will provide Catholic Stewardship and Advancement Services to catholic organizations using best practices and the New Evangelization.

Here are some common challenges that we plan to address with AOC:

“Our parish has a vision but we don’t know if we’re ready for a capital campaign.”

“We have tried to increase our annual fund many times, but we keep getting the same results.”

“Our school needs to hire an Advancement Director but we’re not certain of the skillset, pay range or the training involved for that position.”

“My board needs a stronger focus on fundraising, but I’m not certain how to get us there.”

“I keep hearing that Planned Giving needs to be a priority, but I don’t have the time to devote to a new effort.”

Do any of these sound familiar? These are just a few of the common challenges that catholic organizations are facing today, but the good news is…each of them has a solution. Our goal is to work with our clients to meet their challenges but in an affordable way that produces results. I would be pleased to have a conversation with you about your organization’s needs. Please contact me at your convenience.

May God bless you, your family and your ministry in 2019.

In Christ,

Jim Friend