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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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Fall Fundraising Forums: Forming a Catholic Legacy Society chapter in your parish

November 19, 2009

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Did your parish get its share of the more than $3 million in bequests that have come to parishes this year? Through the end of October, 62 parishes have shared over $3 million in bequests.  The Planned Giving Fall Fundraising Forum was developed to address two points: why we think planned giving is so important […]

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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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Sowing the Seeds

November 19, 2009

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On Wednesday, November 18th, the Stewardship Office kicked off the first presentation of Sowing the Seeds, an ongoing seminar and workshop series focused on best practices in parish stewardship. Sowing the Seeds aims to equip pastors, parish councils, staffs, and volunteers with the tools they need to advance the mission of Christ in their parish. Drawing on extensive research, the Stewardship Office has identified key areas that parishes can address to help move them from maintenance to mission.

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Archdiocesan Catholic Advancement Professional Development Day

November 5, 2009

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On November 5, 2009. for the first time in many years, Catholic fundraising professionals and board members from across the archdiocese gathered together to learn and discuss new approaches to working with the philanthropic community.  The Catholic Foundation hosted a workshop at the archdiocese’s Pastoral Center in Braintree that featured Paul G. Schervish, Professor of […]

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Fall Fundraising Forums: Developing Great Parishes

January 15, 2009

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On January 15, Tom Sonni described an approach and framework for parish leaders to develop a great parish. Thomas J. Sonni, president of Greater Mission Development Services, is dedicated to lifting the Church toward her greater mission potential. Mr. Sonni will draw on his extensive experience in strategic pastoral and business planning, comprehensive fund development, […]

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Fall Fundraising Forums: Launching Effective Capital Campaigns

November 13, 2008

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On Thursday, November 13, TCF and leaders from Trinity Parish Fundraising presented a comprehensive new process to assist parishes in evaluating and developing plans for Parish Capital Fundraising Campaigns. Topics included how to choose a fundraising consultant, conducting feasibility studies, and what services the various offices of the central administration can provide to assist parishes […]

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Fall Fundraising Forums: Promoting Planned Gifts in the Parish

October 23, 2008

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On Thursday, October 23, TCF’s Richard Ely introduced a new Parish Approach and Manual for Planned Giving, a turnkey method for parishes to educate and motivate their parishioners to create estate plans that include their parish as a beneficiary. The manual includes all the tools a parish needs—bulletin messages, sample letters to parishioners, brochures, outlines […]

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Fall Fundraising Forums: Increasing Parish Offertory

September 18, 2008

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On Thursday, September 18, Scot Landry along with Tom Wilson from Letter Concepts shared best practices for increasing the parish’s weekly offertory. To view handouts from this Fall Fundraising Forum, please click HERE.   For a DVD recording of the presentation, please contact George Martell at The Catholic Foundation.

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Fall Fundraising Forums: Parish Annual Reports

November 15, 2007

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* A new era of increased financial accountability and transparency has spurred on parishes to provide Annual Reports to their parishioners that are easy to understand and provide a clear window into the life and inner workings of their parish. Moreover, there is a demonstrated link between best practices in Annual Reporting and increased offertory […]

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