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Fundraising Forum: Strengthening Parish Grand Annuals

June 18, 2010

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On Thursday June 17, 2010, Scot Landry from the Archdiocese and Tom Wilson from Letter Concepts, an approved professional fundraising firm and the leading provider of Grand Annual campaign assistance in the Archdiocese, briefed pastors, business managers, parish council members and parish staff members on ten proven approaches that other Archdiocese of Boston parishes have […]

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Ten Successful Practices for Parish Grand Annuals

September 18, 2009

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Grand Annuals are critical to the funding of the mission of a majority of the parishes in the Archdiocese of Boston.

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Best Practices for Conducting a Grand Annual Campaign

September 18, 2009

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By Thomas M. Wilson For the past few decades many Catholic parishes in the Archdiocese of Boston have conducted Grand Annual Campaigns.  During the past fiscal year, in fact, 215 of the Archdiocese’s 291 parishes undertook these campaigns – about 74% of all RCAB parishes.  Typically, the parish Grand Annual Campaign involves a request for […]

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Successful Grand Annual Practices (Overview)

September 4, 2009

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Scot Landry and Tim Regele from the Catholic Foundation recently conducted 9 interviews with pastors in the Archdiocese of Boston that run some of the largest and/or fast-growing grand annual campaigns.  We are grateful for the willingness of these 9 pastors to share how they implement their Grand Annual campaigns and explain why they think […]

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Successful Grand Annual Practices (Outline)

September 1, 2009

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Grand Annuals are critical to the funding of the mission of a majority of the parishes in the Archdiocese of Boston. In most parishes, they are “campaigns” instead of “collections.” While there are a lot of different approaches, the largest grand annuals in the RCAB (and those that are fastest growing) all involve a letter to all registered households following the release of a parish annual report.

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Successful Grand Annual Practices (Outline with Quotes from Pastors)

September 1, 2009

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Grand Annuals are critical to the funding of the mission of a majority of the parishes in the Archdiocese of Boston. In most parishes, they are “campaigns” instead of “collections.” While there are a lot of different approaches, the largest grand annuals in the RCAB (and those that are fastest growing) all involve a letter to all registered households following the release of a parish annual report.

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Interview with Fr. Frank Silva on Grand Annuals – 8/27/2009

August 27, 2009

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Fr. Frank J. Silva is pastor at Corpus Christi – St. Bernard Parish in Newton, MA. He was ordained in 1976.

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Interview with Fr. James Ronan on Grand Annuals – 8/19/2009

August 19, 2009

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Father James J. Ronan is pastor of St. Mary – St. Catherine of Siena Parish in Charlestown, MA. He was ordained in 1982.

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Interview with Fr. Michael Guarino on Grand Annuals – 8/19/2009

August 19, 2009

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Fr. R. Michael Guarino is pastor at St. Anthony of Padua Parish in Revere, MA. He was ordained in 1968.

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Interview with Fr. Michael Steele on Grand Annuals – 8/18/2009

August 18, 2009

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Fr. Michael L. Steele is pastor at Our Lady Star of the Sea Parish in Marblehead, MA. He was ordained in 1977.

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