2009 Parish Stewardship & Fundraising Issue of The Pilot

Catholics experience our Church most regularly through their parishes.  A number of our parishes within the Archdiocese of Boston are struggling financially.  The rest know that they could further their mission if they had more revenue.

Much of the work in the Central Ministries of the Archdiocese is to help parishes thrive in every way.  The Catholic Foundation exists to help parishes thrive financially through implementing best practices in parish fundraising activities and through calling every Catholic to practice Christian stewardship for the Church in which we have all been blessed.  We offer many programs and publications to assist parishes in increasing their contributions.   

A great annual opportunity to gather the best thinking in parish stewardship and development in one publication is the special Parish Stewardship & Fundraising Issue of The Pilot.  Many firms that are experts at assisting parishes with fundraising campaigns have authored articles for this issue.  Topics cover: enhancing parish offertories, strengthening parish grand annual campaigns, launching effective capital campaigns in a tough economy, promoting planned gifts & bequests, establishing electronic giving programs, encouraging Christian stewardship, and increasing mass attendance & parishioner engagement.  These articles further the material published on ParishFundraisingBlog.com. 

This special issue is targeted to all those that work or volunteer to advance the mission of a particular parish or many parishes.  We hope that it will serve as a reference manual in addition to being read upon its publication.  The 2009 edition of the Parish Stewardship & Fundraising Issue of The Pilot will be published September 18, 2009.  Please contact The Catholic Foundation if you would like copies.

To view a PDF version of the 2009 edition of the Parish Stewardship & Fundraising Issue of The Pilot, CLICK HERE.

Additionally, all of the articles from the 2009 issue have been posted to this blog and can be viewed by clicking the following links:

Stewardship

Grand Annuals

Electronic Giving

Offertory Enhancement

Planned Giving

Capital Campaigns

 Parish Excellence

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To view a PDF version of the 2008 edition of the Stewardship Issue of The Pilot, published September 19, 2008, please CLICK HERE.

Additionally, all of the articles from the 2008 issue have been posted to this blog.

Stewardship

Electronic Giving

Planned Giving

Parish Excellence

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