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Almoner /ˈalmənər,ˈämənər/


  1. Person responsible for gathering charitable gifts for the use of the church and ministry to the poor.
  2. The Church office that supervises the corporal works of mercy on behalf of the Pope.
  3. A professional fundraiser and writer who will teach you how to raise the money you need for your church or ministry.

From the Greek –  ἐλεέω (eleéōI have mercy)


What you'll find here...

The Almoner's Blog

Every week, the Almoner will provide new tips that will help you raise money for your Church or ministry. The articles will include fictional letters addressing a specific type of fundraising, interviews, and book reviews.

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The Fundraiser's Playbook

The Fundraiser's Playbook

Need to learn more about a particular type of fundraising? The Fundraiser’s Playbook is your source.

Here you’ll find articles organized by type of fundraising that will help you understand fundraising best practices and put them to work for you.

Letters from the Almoner

Great fundraising starts with a powerful mission… and you have a mission that comes straight from Almighty God: “Go, therefore, and make disciples of all the nations…”

“Letters from the Almoner” will teach you how to raise money for your church or ministry. Join the Almoner as he writes to both his parish priest and a determined volunteer about the ins and outs of fundraising in a small, poor church. You’ll learn the nuts and bolts of how to raise money effectively. You’ll also discover that fundraising can be a powerful opportunity for conversion for the fundraiser and the donor.

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“A very useful tool for pastors, so many of whom are called upon to seek funding for projects in their parishes. There is a fair amount that is available for them regarding what is commonly called ‘stewardship,’ but not a lot on fundraising. There should be a willing audience for this helpful volume in the epistolary style.”

Bishop Joel M. Konzen, Archdiocese of Atlanta

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Dear Sr. Veronica, I was thinking about finding volunteer leaders for the campaign, and do you...

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Dear Sister Veronica, Looking at this giant number… $8,000,000… is kind of like staring at Mount...

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Dear Sr. Veronica, Yes, I ate so much turkey that I just about sprouted feathers. It was...

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