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Rethinking Data to Grow Our Parishes

We need to be intentional with our efforts to grow our church, and that includes gathering data to see if we can work with the trends we discover. We need to move out of the “hoping, dreaming, and wishing” mindset, and instead focus on who — and most importantly, who is not — coming to our parish.

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5 Reasons Why You Should Store Things Online

In our increasingly digitalized society, more work is being done online — even in your vibrant parish. While some information may still need to be stored on-site in local hard drives, cloud storage provides some clear benefits for your parish office.

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Phishing Scams and How Not to Get Caught

Email phishing scams are getting more sophisticated every day, using familiar sender names and other information to lower their targets’ defenses and make them more likely to become victims. The best way to not fall for these scams is to remain vigilant, always verify, and to think before you click.

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WeShare VS. PayPal

When it comes to choosing the best online giving platform for your parish, there is a vast array of choices out there. From ones that specialize in specific parish giving, to nonprofits, to businesses — the choices are endless. When faced with so many selections, parishes should focus on what they really need in a giving platform.

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5 Reasons Your App & Website Need to Work Together

When your parish app is synced with your parish website, you can provide accurate information and dynamic engagement for your parishioners. What are you waiting for? Is your parish app integrated yet?

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Database Spring Cleaning

While database maintenance should be a “more than once a year” priority, it rarely — if ever — is. While you’re “Spring Cleaning” your homes and offices, you should also consider tidying up your digital files. Cleaning and updating your parish data is essential to maintaining your vibrant parish.

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Avoid These 5 Mistakes in Setting Up Your Web Navigation

No matter how beautiful a website is, it needs to be accessible. Accessibility isn’t just a matter of your parishioners knowing the church URL! Once someone arrives, they need to be able to find what they’re looking for.

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The Power of the Parishioner Email

According to a 2018 Radicati Group study, there will be more than 3.8 billion email users before the start of 2019, over 100 million more than the previous year. In other words, over half of the entire planet uses email right now. If your parish has yet to collect parishioner emails, or are doing it half-heartily, now is the time to jump into it.

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Telling Personal Stories through Video

If a picture is worth a thousand words, how much can video communicate? You can harness this powerful media to share compelling stories from your parish! Have you created video testimonies at your parish? How have you done it?

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Fresh Ideas for Saying Thank You to End-of-Year Donors

We often think about our parishioners stewarding their time, talent, and treasure. But what about us stewarding our donors?

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4 Tips for Keeping Your Social Media Followers Engaged

Social media algorithms are tricky. Some days, it may appear as though you cracked the code with a large number of impressions, but then the following week, you get five views on your most popular weekly feature — what gives?

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How to Fix Your Parish Website in 4 Easy Steps

Fact: Technology changes at a rapid pace every day. Because of this, we as a Church need to change with it if we want to continue bringing more people through our doors.

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