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28. Are You Ready? Parish Campaigns

Published: August 25, 2019

What’s the Secret?

Parish Campaigns are a big undertaking, and creating the right plan to raise significant dollars is critical. Join Changing Our World‘s expert consultants as they tackle some of the more common questions about campaigns.

  • How do you prepare for a campaign?
  • Why is it important for a parish to conduct a Feasibility Study? 
  • What is the impact on parish offertory?
  • What is the role of campaign volunteers?* How does it tie into Stewardship?
  • How have the dynamics of Parish Campaigns changed?
  • How do you help a pastor make the ask?

Our Guest Experts on Today’s Show

Thomas Farrell, Senior Managing Director: Tom Farrell’s tenure with our firm began in 2010. Over the past four decades, Tom’s work has focused primarily in the area of Catholic philanthropy. Since 1985 Tom has directed or given oversight to approximately 1,000 individual parish fundraising initiatives and to three dozen major diocesan development programs. These endeavors have taken place in a combined 100 archdioceses and dioceses and across 35 different states. Tom has also provided counsel on several Catholic education campaigns as well as appeals to other religious organizations.

Anna Vallez, Senior Director: Anna represents our faith-based division on the West Coast and in the mid-West. She joined the firm in November 2012 and continues to build on her successful 25-year career in nonprofit leadership, developing fundraising capacity and strategies, and implementation of Capital Campaigns. She brings extensive experience in the nonprofit sector. She provides bilingual services and brings expertise working with culturally diverse communities for Changing Our World clients.

Yasmine Hicks, Director: Yasmine joined our firm as an intern in 2016. She has worked on several campaigns, including parish campaigns, raising millions for faith-based organizations. Yasmine is a graduate of the Peter J. Tobin College of Business at St. John’s University.

We’re here to help

Changing Our World is successfully working with Catholic Parishes around the county to raise millions of dollars for local needs. These efforts are coupled with the fact that our process is tailored to meet the needs of the organizations we serve. Learn how your parish could begin to develop a plan to address your needs.

Looking for more information about Parish Campaigns? Please contact Jim Friend for more information. 

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