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Fall Fundraising Forums: Electronic Offertory

November 19, 2009

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Today over 50 pastors and parish staff members gathered at the Pastoral Center in Braintree for a Fall Fundraising Forum titled “Launching and Growing an Electronic Giving Program.”  Led by Scot Landry, Secretary for Institutional Advancement & Chief Development Officer, and Vijay Jeste, Product Manager for Our Sunday Visitor’s Electronic Giving program, attendess discovered why […]

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Electronic offertory: Clear benefits for parishioners and parishes

November 13, 2009

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About 20 percent of parishes in the Archdiocese of Boston are now receiving a large number of electronic contributions. I’m convinced that there are parishioners in all of our parishes who would benefit from having this as an option. And there are clearly many benefits for parishes that adopt this new method of support.

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Best Practices for Enrolling Parishioners in Electronic Giving

September 18, 2009

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As electronic giving continues to grow as a means for the Catholic faithful to live out their commitment to stewardship of treasure, one of the biggest challenges for parishes is the enrollment process. In order to successfully convert parishioners from envelope/cash donations to electronic donations, two areas of consideration are critical: parish communication and the enrollment process.

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Best Ways to Support the Parish’s Offertory

September 18, 2009

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Given the advance in electronic giving and other forms of Church support, parish families are frequently asking “What’s the best way to support my parish’s offertory collection?”

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Parishes and Parishioners Win with Electronic Offertory

September 18, 2009

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Are you writing as many checks as you used to?

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List of Electronic Giving Providers

July 1, 2009

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Cunneen Company Faith Direct, Inc. National Church Service (NCS) Our Sunday Visitor ParishPay ParishSOFT PledgeConnect Vanco Services, LLC

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Parish Giving Moves Electronic

September 19, 2008

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… As Americans move increasingly to an electronic economy, Catholic parishes are finding that many of their parishioners prefer making their regular parish offerings by credit card or electronic cash transfer. In parishes that embrace electronic giving, typically about one-fifth of envelope holders sign up for electronic giving within the first year after a parish offers that option.

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Top Mistakes Parishes Make with Electronic Offertory

September 19, 2008

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Many parishes have introduced some method for families to make their Offertory and other donations electronically using direct debits from bank accounts or credit cards. Working with our more than 2200 parish customers, we analyzed hundreds of different ways parishes approached this service – from introduction through execution – and identified the most common pitfalls parishes experienced that limited the success of their Electronic Offertory effort.
These pitfalls are summarized below and are offered as a guide to parish leaders to help them get the most from their Electronic Offertory program.

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Parishioner generosity exceeds $166 million annually

September 19, 2008

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In a myriad of ways, such as dances, dinners, the Catholic Appeal, collection baskets and electronic offerings, parishioners supported their parishes and shared ministries with contributions totaling more $166 million in the 2007 fiscal year.

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Fall Fundraising Forums: Electronic Offertory

September 19, 2007

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On Wednesday, September 19, more than 80 pastors, associates, business managers, and other lay parish leaders came together to hear leading vendors in the field of Electronic Donations—including ParishPay, FaithDirect, and ParishSoft—as well as representatives from Boston-area parishes already participating in Electronic Offertory, discuss its advantages and best practices. In an increasingly cashless society, Electronic […]

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