53. Parish Fundraising: Making the Ask

Today’s Podcast:

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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