Catholic Tech Talk

5 Virtual Fundraising Ideas

We all know that our normal way of operating our parishes has dramatically changed because of the coronavirus pandemic. In order to meet your fundraising goals, you’ll need to adapt – here are some ideas to get you started.

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4 Steps for GivingTuesday in a Pandemic

Because of the virtual shift in everyday life as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, any charitable efforts will likely be electronic in nature. So how can your parish participate in the global philanthropic event GivingTuesday, and how is donor behavior changing?

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The Flip Side of DIY

In order to reach members of our faith community through the static of everyday demands, we need to consider doing the work for them — here’s how.

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Does your website accurately portray your parish?

When selecting a church, many people will look at your website first to get a sense of your parish. Bad design, out-of-date information, or an unclear sense of your focus has the potential to derail any efforts to attract new members. Here are a few ways to stay on track.

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Church Technology Trends of 2020 … So Far

Never has there been such an incredible amount of technology use by Catholic Churches than the beginning of 2020. In one gigantic push, livestreamed Masses, online giving, and Zoom staff meetings were suddenly the new way of doing things … and we’re only halfway through 2020.

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Creative Ways Parishes Communicate Today

There are plenty of parishes that have been thinking outside the box lately with ways to fulfill the spiritual need of their members in a safe, 6-feet-social-distancing way. Following are four creative ways that parishes are communicating today.

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How to Create a Better Live Streaming Mass Experience

With parish dispensations being pushed back again due to COVID-19 concerns, the need for live streaming Masses isn’t going away any time soon. Following are four points for parishes to consider when live streaming Mass.

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Create a Parish Podcast in 4 Easy Steps

Podcasts have exploded in popularity in recent years — people are listening at home, in their cars, at work, and pretty much everywhere else. Given the growing popularity of this medium, you might wonder if you should enter the podcasting game. Below are some ideas to help you start.

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Your Parish Needs a Responsive Website

A responsive website design is important to make your website mobile-friendly. With the way your website is designed, it should look and function similarly when viewed on a desktop computer, laptop, or smartphone. Here are three tips to consider for a responsive website.

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Are Chatbots Right for Your Parish Website?

At a time when people expect answers in seconds, the time might be right for a small parish staff already stretched thin to look into new tools to better serve their parish community. A chatbot might just be the tool needed to help lessen the load.

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Are Data Blind Spots Hurting Donor Growth?

Keeping track of parishioner data is essential to moving your parish forward instead of standing still. All you need is to figure out is what kind of data would be helpful for growth, how to attain it, and most importantly, how to use it to your advantage.

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Tackling Time Management for Greater Productivity

It doesn’t matter where you are in your life — you could work in an office, at a parish, or in the home — you will at times have a to-do list a mile long that seems overwhelming. You wonder how you will get it all done. Below are some tips to keep you organized and crossing tasks off of your list.

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