Catholic Tech Talk

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4 Ways to Prevent Fraud at Your Parish

With the increase of online scams and fraudulent schemes running rampant these days, parishes are discovering that they are not immune, and need to be just as vigilant when it comes to protecting parish and parishioner data.

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Does Your Parish Know About Google for Nonprofits Ad Grant?

What would you share with your community if you had the money to advertise online? Would you tell them about your beautiful Sunday Masses or the monthly pancake breakfast? Whatever message you’d like to spread, an in-kind grant from Google for Nonprofits is a great way to start.

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Does Your Church Facebook Have a Social Media Etiquette Guide?

Social media can often be equated to the Wild West. It’s vast, oftentimes lawless, and even with the best of intentions, anything can happen. That’s why it’s important to prepare for the unexpected with a social media etiquette guide on your social media platform pages.

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Are Your Church Communications Working?

Parishes have so many things to invite people to, such as festivals and hospitality events. Communication is going out all the time, but how well is it working? Following are some ideas to consider when evaluating your parish communication strategies.

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Why You Need to Claim Your Church on Google

Google receives over 63,000 searches per second on any given day. With this in mind, along with the amount of churches available for people to choose from, it’s important to find ways to increase your SEO by claiming your listing on Google.

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Making the Most of Your Website

The saying goes, “You only get one chance to make a first impression.” In the age of Google and social media, your parish website is your best chance to make that impression. Taking the time to make it great will highlight the best and most beautiful things about your parish.

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Creating a Welcoming Parish Website

Think of your website as the front porch of your parish. The goal is to make it as inviting as possible, so that others will be compelled to take that first step into your church. As with any website, you need a clear opening. For parishes, a welcoming message speaks to the heart.

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How to Grow Your Parish Email List

There has never been a better time to grow your parishioner email list, but gathering them can be difficult. You need to be creative when it comes to asking for their email address. Following are four “outside the box” ideas to help you not only grow, but maintain, your email distribution list.

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Catholic Photos: 4 Ways to Find Images You Need

As a parish, you want to use fresh content to attract more visitors to your parish, but finding those images can be difficult. There are plenty of ways you can easily find the photos you need. All you need to do is search in the right places.

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Using Video on Your Church Website

We have so many choices these days when it comes to using technology to draw people to our place of worship. A website that is vibrant, dynamic and engaging is vital in attracting more people — and a new way to do that is through video.

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How to Integrate Direct Mail Appeals With Your Online Fundraising

No matter what campaign you’re conducting at your vibrant parish, utilizing multiple communication channels makes sense. The trick is to make these various channels one cohesive campaign. We’ll tell you why it’s essential, plus give a few tips for making the most of your new combination strategy.

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Maximize Your Weekly Bulletin

The weekly bulletin. A staple in parish life, it’s been used for years to form and inspire parishioners and visitors alike to dive deeper into Catholic life. But in a world that’s becoming increasingly digital, churches need to find new ways to keep the bulletin relevant.

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