The Heart of Fundraising with David DiNapoli, Part 1

Fundraising TLC: Unleashing Generosity

Nov 14 2022 • 26 mins

In part 1 of our conversation with David DiNapoli, Director of Mission Advancement at the Archdiocese of Denver, we get into the purpose behind fundraising, specifically as it pertains to major gifts. We touch on the importance of mission and connecting to a new generation of donors.


Prior to serving as the Director of Mission Advancement in the Archdiocese of Denver, David DiNapoli served as the Director of Development for the Diocese of Portland. He previously worked as a Director for Changing Our World, conducting Capital Campaigns and studies with a number of Dioceses and Archdioceses as well as other nonprofits.  David also consulted in the Archdiocese of Chicago designing and implementing a strategic planning process for all parishes across Chicagoland. In the Archdiocese of New York, David provided professional stewardship education and fundraising services to Archdiocesan parishes and effectively led numerous campaigns in the areas of increased offertory and capital campaigns. David lives with his wife Ellen and their 7 children in Parker, Colorado. They are expecting baby #8, who is due to arrive this Christmas Eve, God willing!

David holds a Bachelor’s degree in Theology from Franciscan University of Steubenville and was fortunate to study abroad in Austria. During his college years, David participated in missions in the jungles of Ecuador.

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