Catholic Tech Talk

Technology Tools to Collaborate Effectively with Parish Staff

Last-minute determinations without all decision-makers present are nothing new when it comes to parish life. However, technology these days is helping close the gap when it comes to silos in the workplace. Here are some tips to consider.

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The Best Catholic Podcasts You’re Not Listening To

Catholic podcasts are cropping up everywhere these days, with topics that range from the broad to the niche, and with focuses that can appeal to all the faithful, no matter their life stage. Here are ten Catholic podcasts worth a listen.

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4 Social Media Trends to Watch in 2021

As we delve into 2021, most of us are experiencing social media burnout. So, where does that leave parishes that have been using social media to communicate? At a crossroads. Here are four social media trends parishes should watch for this year.

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New Ways to Utilize Your Online Giving Platform for Events

A lot of parishes hold monthly fundraising dinners in order to bring in extra funds for ministry. But just because restrictions are still in place to keep COVID-19 at bay, doesn’t mean that you need to cancel that spaghetti dinner.

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The Best (Free!) Creative Programs You Need in Your Life Right Now

Gone are the days where a simple flyer produced in PowerPoint was the norm. Now, your parishioners expect to see lively colors, engaging images, and beautiful fonts. Think you don’t have the time or the money to produce these? Think again.

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The Best Church Subject Lines You Aren’t Using

As technology advances, and parishes become more and more reliant on electronic communications, it’s necessary to become more creative when writing and sending out important (and not-so-important!) emails to parishioners, visitors and potential members.

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Online Giving Descriptions

Your church is the cornerstone for many members of the community who rely on the ministries you provide. Use these copy-and-paste online giving descriptions to help clearly and concisely let your parishioners know where each of their contributions go.

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5 Reasons Why Staff Shouldn’t Share the Same Email Address

When you share an email address, confusing things can happen among small and large church staffs alike. While we often think the easiest thing to do is just keep one single email address that everyone can access, it’s not the smartest — here’s why.

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The Importance of Password Management

These days, keeping your financial information and that of your parishioners safe is as important as ever. To keep the door to our financial information secure, we need to make sure our passwords are safe. Here are four common issues and how to solve them.

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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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