News from The Reid Group

February 2018

  • John Reid and Maureen Reid have been hired by Rochester Catholic Schools in Minnesota to assist with a planning project related to a possible reconfiguration of the elementary schools in the city.
  • Maureen Gallagher and John Reid will be meeting with the Board and conducting Listening Sessions in early March in Chicago as part of a planning process for the National Shrine of St. Frances Xavier Cabrini.
  • Maureen Gallagher has been asked to edit the Black Catholic Pastoral Plan for the Archdiocese of Milwaukee. 
  • Maureen Gallagher has been hired by the Sisters of Providence in Montreal, Canada to work with the community on the topic of “Spirituality of Community Life”.
  • Tom Reid is continuing his Results Based Fundraising project with the Education Across Borders program based in Seattle, Washington.
  • Tom Reid was a participant in an Addressing Trauma & Building Resilience Training in Seattle.
  • The Reid Group is a strategic partner with Tryon Clear View Group, a cost reduction company that specializes in Purchase Services Audits where they identify, verify and recover billing errors, vendor overcharges which are refundable to organizations. They then secure these reimbursements from the vendors. In addition to telecommunication, copiers, waste management and utilities charges, they also audit postal services and credit card processing. The only fee paid by the client is a percentage of the actual savings.  The first two contracts secured by this strategic partnership are a college and a Catholic parish; we have received the first report of savings for one of these contracts which showed savings of $60,000 over the next five years in telecommunications alone.  If you are interested in this service, contact us at
  • Our Strategic Partner Joe Sankovich has developed an important resource for dioceses and parishes with cemeteries called TOOLBOX FOR PARISH CEMETERIES. For more information go to: Joe Sankovich, former director of cemeteries in the Archdiocese of Seattle, and owner of Sankovich & Associates since 1990, has developed an educational tool for parishes with their own Catholic cemeteries. Directed to pastors, parish business managers, cemetery managers/sextons/superintendents, parish cemetery advisory board members and parish finance council members, the six hard copy manuals are formatted in the same fashion as the early diocesan teaching documents for the Second Vatican Council. Sankovich waited until he had worked with/in more than 1,200 parish cemeteries in different areas of the United States, and conducted more than 100 seminars with pastors, parish and cemetery employees/volunteers, to organize and format these manuals.
  • The Reid Group is also a strategic partner with The Steier Group. The Steier Group is a national, capital campaign fundraising firm based in Omaha, Nebraska, with offices in Arizona, California, Colorado, Delaware, Indiana, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, North Carolina, Oregon and Texas. They provide nonprofits with customized campaign planning studies, guidance from a team of expert project managers and strategic insight designed to help our clients reach their fundraising goals. Contact Nic Prenger, Steier Group president, for more information about the firm’s services.