BPN Presents: Why Your Fundraiser Flopped with Catholic School Leaders Podcast

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This is a special episode of another show on the BE Podcast Network. I recently had John Milhalyo as a guest on Transformative Principal and to I'm sharing one of his best episodes yet on why your fundraiser flopped. 

In this episode, John Mihalyo discusses effective strategies for Catholic school leaders to analyze and improve their advancement, development, and fundraising efforts. 

Drawing from his experience and expertise, John highlights common pitfalls in setting goals that are either too high or too low and emphasizes the importance of realistic planning, communication, sponsorship, budgeting, and offering desirable items or experiences at fundraising events. 

He also stresses the significance of timing, venue selection, and the power of saying 'thank you' to sponsors and donors. 

Throughout the episode, John offers practical advice on creating a culture of giving and forging strong community partnerships to support Catholic education worldwide.

00:00 Introduction to the Catholic School Leaders Podcast

00:34 Reflecting on the School Year and Advancement Efforts

01:06 Analyzing Fundraising Efforts and Identifying Improvement Areas

02:19 Common Reasons for Not Meeting Fundraising Goals

05:01 The Importance of Proper Event Planning and Timing

07:16 Maximizing Communication and Sponsorship Opportunities

16:49 Ensuring Your Fundraising Offers What People Want

20:29 Choosing the Right Venue and Recognizing Sponsors

24:43 Avoiding Donor Fatigue with Strategic Fundraising

27:18 Budgeting and Event Feedback for Future Success

31:05 Conclusion and Invitation to Connect

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BPN Presents: Why Your Fundraiser Flopped with Catholic School Leaders Podcast