Catholic Compass

Philanthropist and FADICA Member Mary Cunningham Agee turned her own personal tragedy into hope and healing for thousands of expectant mothers through the creation of The Nurturing Network (TNN). "The inspiration for founding The Nurturing Network occurred after I lost my first child in a late miscarriage,” said Mary. “Whenever I have experienced a major loss in my life, I try to view it as a profound invitation to come closer to the compassionate love of God. At that time, I felt that I was being asked to understand something deeper about the meaning of life and death.  ... [full release »]

Monday, May 18, 2015

FADICA Member SC Ministry Foundation in partnership with BoardSource will offer two free upcoming webinars, Pivotal Points: The Board’s Role in Leadership Transitions, on May 8, and The Board’s Role in Fundraising, on June 2. Learn more about their previous webinar on The Board Building Cycle with the webinar recording, handouts and slides. [full release »]

Wednesday, May 06, 2015

Catholic Relief Services (CRS) and its Caritas partners have mobilized an immediate response to address the devastation caused by the earthquake that struck Nepal, which has killed over 4,000 to date. CRS is supporting the emergency effort with critical supplies for families left homeless by the quake. The 7.9 quake is reported to be the worst to hit the area in 80 years, according to CRS. Learn more about the current response. [full release »]

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

The overwhelming majority of nonprofit leaders are expressing a strong desire for support and advice from foundations on evaluations and data collection for performance assessment efforts, according to a report from The Center for Effective Philanthropy. However, the Chronicle of Philanthropy claims that few resources are allocated towards program performance measurement. Of the organizations included in this study, 39% “report having at least a moderate amount of discussion with foundations about assessment,” pointing to new opportunities for philanthropic support. [full release »]

Monday, April 27, 2015

Digital tools and virtual platforms are facilitating innovative, dynamic fundraising and crowd-funding initiatives by youth in high school or younger. The National Center for Family Philanthropy has some helpful resources and examples on how to support Gen Z philanthropy. [full release »]

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

FADICA members recently gathered at the organization’s 2015 Annual Meeting and Symposium: Cultivating a Vibrant Church: Mission on the Margins. The symposium focused on how Catholic parishes, schools, and ministries abroad help put missionary discipleship into action, by serving people on the margins and living the Church’s mission. Notable Catholic leaders and scholars addressed the role of Catholic philanthropists in cultivating a vibrant Church and the importance of a global Church at the margins.  [full release »]

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

FADICA recently held a Member Dialogue, Lenten Reflections on Our Faith and Vocation led by Fr. Dave Kelly, C.PP.S., Executive Director of Precious Blood Ministry of Reconciliation in Chicago. With extensive experience in family and youth reconciliation in conflict situations, Fr. Kelly shared a reflection on the spirituality of reconciliation and its tangible effects on our everyday lives. He explored the “Holy Saturday moment” where we are called not to run away from suffering but rather accept and share our stories of sorrow with one another and meditate on Christ’s presen... [full release »]

Thursday, April 02, 2015

FADICA joins in celebrating the 2nd anniversary of the election of Pope Francis on March 13. We offer our prayers for Pope Francis and his leadership as he continues to inspire Catholics and non-Catholics alike. A recent Pew survey revealed that the Pope’s popularity continues to grow in the U.S. [full release »]

Friday, March 13, 2015

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