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The Church is Growing and Expanding in Lakewood Ranch, Florida!

By |August 5th, 2022|Blog|

Congratulations to Our Lady of Angels, Lakewood Ranch, Florida for raising $4,800,000 for a new Activity Center, Rectory and Cross Bell Tower. Over 1/3 of the parish has participated to date, which is an incredible response to a capital campaign for a parish of it's size. #fundraising #catholichurch #philanthropy #guidanceingiving #dioceseofvenice #building

Congratulations Mike Cusack on your retirement!

By |August 2nd, 2022|Blog|

Heraclitus famously said, “There is nothing permanent except change.” And after 25 years of successfully serving the Catholic church, Guidance in Giving is embracing change.   Michael Cusack, a founding partner and CEO, has decided to embrace retirement. We know his driving force and leadership will be missed but we also know he has tirelessly [...]

Fighting the Summer Slump

By |June 21st, 2022|Blog|

A Plan for Increased Engagement Ah, Summer. Vacations, BBQ, Family, Friends. But what about Mass? Every summer, we see a decline in Mass attendance. It is a fact of life that our parishioners, well, have a life. And that life often takes them outside our walls for some or all of the summer months. While [...]

Create, Don’t Translate

By |February 9th, 2022|Blog|

Fundraising is not a simple math equation. Especially when discussing fundraising within a culturally diverse community. Whereas math is applied universally, language is NOT. So, why is it that parishes and dioceses continue to translate their materials and information word for word?   For decades we have seen parishes translate messaging and homilies practically word [...]

Bishop Tobin’s Letter of Recommendation

By |January 31st, 2022|Blog|

Thank you to Bishop Tobin for the wonderful praise for our team who lead the Diocese of Providence's $50 million Diocesan-wide capital campaign, Grateful For God’s Providence. The Campaign’s purpose was to provide greatly needed funding for several causes: the education of seminarians, support for retired priests, tuition assistance for Catholic Schools, support for Catholic [...]

New Year; New Plan

By |January 11th, 2022|Blog|

We all say it, New year, new you. Resolutions fail, but plans succeed. So we propose: New Year, New Plan. Are your parishes feeling the lingering effects of COVID, of politics or the economy? The only thing certain in life is change. We have a plan to weather life’s changes; one that will provide stability no [...]