Advancing Our Church

Advancing Our Church

32. David DiNapoli: Making an Impact

July 29, 2023

Today’s Show

Meet David DiNapoli, the Director of Development for the Diocese of Portland in Maine. On today’s show, Jim Friend talks with David about his role in the Diocese and some of the challenges and the opportunities that he is pursuing as he leads a development office that covers 33,215 square miles with a population of 279,159 Catholics. David’s office oversees the Annual Appeal, Planned Giving and he provides support to the 55 parishes and the Catholic School system in the Diocese.

We begin our show today with an interview with Brandi Holys. Brandi is a Senior Director with Changing Our World who is currently assigned to a $70 Million Capital Campaign for the Diocese of Green Bay. Brandi shares some stories about her career and what she does for fun.

About David DiNapoli

Prior to taking the lead Development position with the Diocese of Portland David DiNapoli served as a Director for Changing Our World, conducting Capital Campaigns and studies with a number of Diocese and Archdiocese as well as other nonprofits.  Prior to that, David served as a consultant designing & implementing a strategic planning process for all parishes in the Archdiocese of Chicago. In the Archdiocese of New York, David provided professional stewardship education and fundraising services to Archdiocesan parishes & effectively lead numerous campaigns in the areas of increased offertory & capital campaigns. In the beginning of his career, David worked in executive management within the hospitality industry, where he oversaw the complete renovation efforts of an organization in addition to managing the entire staff.

David holds a Bachelor’s degree in Theology from Franciscan University of Steubenville and was fortunate to study abroad in Austria. During his college years, David participated in missions in the jungles of Ecuador.

If you would like to contact David, please send him an email.