The Latest Ways to Inspire Parish Giving

Looking for new ways to encourage generosity in your faith community? From humanizing parish needs through storytelling, to the latest tools for online donations, you’ll find a wealth of knowledge to help further the mission of your vibrant church.

Recently Added Resource: 6 Mistakes Churches Make

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6 Mistakes Churches Make with Online Giving

By offering an online giving option to your faith community, there is potential for your parish donations to increase by 30%. Unfortunately, a lot of parishes have trouble getting online giving off the ground after they make the commitment to offer it. Here are some common mistakes churches make with online giving, and how to fix them.
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Recently Added Resource: 6 Mistakes Churches Make
6 Mistakes Churches Make with Online Giving

By offering an online giving option to your faith community, there is potential for your parish donations to increase by 30%. Unfortunately, a lot of parishes have trouble getting online giving off the ground after they make the commitment to offer it. Here are some common mistakes churches make with online giving, and how to fix them.

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WeShare Vs. PayPal


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WeShare Vs. PayPal
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. When faced with so many selections, here are some things that parishes need to focus on when making the jump into online giving.

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Fundraise for Vocations


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How to Creatively and Successfully Fundraise for Vocations
How to Creatively and Successfully Fundraise for Vocations

When Fr. Keller had the idea to send a prospective priest to seminary school, the parish of Sacred Heart Cathedral in Gallup, New Mexico, didn’t hold a traditional fundraiser. Instead, parishioners worked together to restore a 1972 Chevelle Super Sport. Then through WeShare, they created a raffle event and sold tickets, raising over $145,000!

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Eliminating Parishioner Envelopes


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How to Grow Donations By Eliminating Parishioner Envelopes
How to Grow Donations By Eliminating Parishioner Envelopes

After doing away with the donate-by-envelope option and trying other online giving possibilities, St. Timothy in Mesa, Arizona, turned to WeShare so that they could offer something less labor-intensive for parish staff but at a cost-effective price. Members responded positively to the ease and security WeShare offers, and donations increased 13% in just one year.

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Ask for Online Donations & Increase Giving


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Ask for Online Donations & Increase Giving
Ask for Online Donations & Increase Giving

Prince of Peace Catholic Community in Plano, Texas, took part in WeShare’s new Engagement Campaign. In less than six months, online donors increased 70%, and the parish now has a projected yearly income growth of nearly $217,000 – and rising!

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5 Ways Online Giving Benefits Parishioners


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5 Ways Online Giving Benefits Parishioners

It’s hard to convince people to try new things — especially when it comes to trying something new within the parish. This has never been truer today than when it comes to online giving, but using this method of giving helps more than just the parish thrive. It helps parishioners, too.

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How to Increase Giving


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How to Increase Giving
How to Increase Giving to Multiple Campaigns & Funds

Parishioners at St. Boniface Catholic Church in Waukee, Iowa, asked for the ability to make donations online by credit card and into the different church campaigns and funds. So the church turned to WeShare. From its parish kickoff through the third month, St. Boniface saw an amazing 61% increase in online donations.

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