Fundraising TLC: Unleashing Generosity

The Lukens Company

Welcome to Fundraising TLC, The Lukens Company's new podcast! Join us every Monday to hear from experts in the faith-based space about trends, tactics, and tips that can help you enhance your donor engagement and unleash new waves on generosity.

The Heart of Fundraising with David DiNapoli, Part 2
Nov 21 2022
The Heart of Fundraising with David DiNapoli, Part 2
In part 2 of our conversation with David DiNapoli, Director of Mission Advancement at the Archdiocese of Denver, we delve into the why behind giving. We discuss the impact that generosity, faith, and connection have on organizations’ donor development and fundraising efforts. ABOUT DAVID DINAPOLI 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. Connect with David on LinkedIn and learn more about the Archdiocese of Denver here.
The Heart of Fundraising with David DiNapoli, Part 1
Nov 14 2022
The Heart of Fundraising with David DiNapoli, Part 1
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. ABOUT DAVID DINAPOLI 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. Connect with David on LinkedIn and learn more about the Archdiocese of Denver here.
Why People Give to the Church with Catherine Cunning, Part 2
Oct 31 2022
Why People Give to the Church with Catherine Cunning, Part 2
In part 2 of our conversation with Catherine Cunning, Director of Development at Catholic Extension, we continue to explore the world of major gifts. We discuss everything from the importance of integrated communications to demographic behaviors to donor trends. ABOUT CATHERINE CUNNING Catherine Cunning is the Director of Development for Catholic Extension, managing activities in the northeast. Catholic Extension builds up Catholic faith communities across America by providing funding and resources to rural and isolated communities through the generosity of individual donors and foundations. As a career fundraiser, Catherine has served in various fundraising leadership positions in healthcare advocacy, education, and religious institutions. Catherine began her professional fundraising career with Immaculate Conception Seminary, successfully managing their first major capital campaign raising more than $10 million for seminarian education. Catherine was the youngest Director and the second woman to hold this position in the Seminary’s history. She has been an invited speaker at both the International Catholic Stewardship Conference and National Catholic Development Conference. Catherine holds a Master of Arts in Diplomacy and International Relations and Strategic Communication from Seton Hall University. She serves as a mentor for undergraduate students seeking a nonprofit career path. Catherine, her husband Ed, and their three children live in Middletown, New Jersey, where Catherine also serves on the Board of her children’s school, St. Mary Elementary School. Connect with Catherine on LinkedIn and learn more about Catholic Extension here.
Why People Give to the Church with Catherine Cunning, Part 1
Oct 31 2022
Why People Give to the Church with Catherine Cunning, Part 1
In part 1 of our conversation with Catherine Cunning, Director of Development at Catholic Extension, we dive into how to maximize your major gifts. We break down the power of intentionality, consistency, and preparation as you embark on your fundraising campaigns. ABOUT CATHERINE CUNNING Catherine Cunning is the Director of Development for Catholic Extension, managing activities in the northeast. Catholic Extension builds up Catholic faith communities across America by providing funding and resources to rural and isolated communities through the generosity of individual donors and foundations. As a career fundraiser, Catherine has served in various fundraising leadership positions in healthcare advocacy, education, and religious institutions. Catherine began her professional fundraising career with Immaculate Conception Seminary, successfully managing their first major capital campaign raising more than $10 million for seminarian education. Catherine was the youngest Director and the second woman to hold this position in the Seminary’s history. She has been an invited speaker at both the International Catholic Stewardship Conference and National Catholic Development Conference. Catherine holds a Master of Arts in Diplomacy and International Relations and Strategic Communication from Seton Hall University. She serves as a mentor for undergraduate students seeking a nonprofit career path. Catherine, her husband Ed, and their three children live in Middletown, New Jersey, where Catherine also serves on the Board of her children’s school, St. Mary Elementary School. Connect with Catherine on LinkedIn and learn more about Catholic Extension here.