Gregory S. Jeffrey is founder and principal of Catholic Development Group, LLC, providing development consulting services to Catholic organizations throughout the United States. Now in his 30th year, Mr. Jeffrey has mentored scores of pastors, presidents, and development staffers, as well as consultants new to the development profession. His advice is rooted in experience gained through 3,500 major gift solicitation calls and funding initiatives totaling over $120M.
Mr. Jeffrey's education clients have built schools and renovated labs; stabilized enrollment and established scholarships. They have found new sources of funding and discovered major gift prospects they never knew were 'sleeping' in their database.
Parish clients have restored churches to their historic beauty, added new facilities, and retired debt. In each case, Mr. Jeffrey showed them how to involve those on the margins of parish life, prompting wider involvement and a greater sense of parish unity.
Having seen what's possible, Mr.Jeffrey concludes,
"There is no shortage of money for Catholic causes, only a shortage of people willing and prepared to ask."