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53. Parish Fundraising: Making the Ask

Published: March 01, 2020

How should a pastor go about asking his parishioners for a gift? What will help a pastor feel comfortable? How should a pastor frame that conversation? On today’s show, Michael Hutchinson, Managing Director for Changing Our World, joins Jim Friend as they talk about “Making the Ask” for a parish campaign. At some point during their vocation, every pastor will be charged with asking for money. Sometimes these conversations are around a diocesan appeal, a parish campaign, or an increased offertory program. Asking for money presents parishioners another opportunity to live out their faith. We hope you enjoy this conversation.

About Michael Hutchinson

Michael has worked in the nonprofit and philanthropic sectors for more than 15 years.  Throughout his career, Michael has supported organizations in realizing their vision and has proven himself as a leader skilled in aligning operations and human capital talent and investments to maximize impact; syncing strategies with market trends to realize growth; and generating revenue and resources by developing relationships, programs, and campaigns.

During his tenure at Changing Our World, Michael has provided counsel to clients, including CARE; amfAR, The Foundation for AIDS Research; The Salvation Army; Covenant House; and numerous secondary and higher education institutions and Catholic Archdiocesan and Diocesan campaigns. For more information about Michael, please visit Changing Our World’s website.

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