November 19, 2009

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

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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November 19, 2009

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Fall Fundraising Forums: Electronic Offertory

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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November 19, 2009

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Sowing the Seeds

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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November 13, 2009

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Electronic offertory: Clear benefits for parishioners and parishes

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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November 5, 2009

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Archdiocesan Catholic Advancement Professional Development Day

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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October 30, 2009

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Caring for our senior priests

A year ago Cardinal Seán determined that one of his top priorities would be assuring the priests of the archdiocese that the Clergy Health and Retirement Funds would be available for their well being and care. The cardinal wanted to use the occasion of his 25th anniversary as a bishop to draw attention to the need of our senior priests to help stabilize the funds that provide security for their benefits.

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October 13, 2009

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Profile: Walsh & Associates, Church Fundraising & Stewardship Specialists

1.  Firm Information Name: Walsh & Associates, Church Fundraising & Stewardship SpecialistsAddress: 1601 E. Hwy 13, Suite 200City, Town, Zip: Burnsville, MN 55337Website: www.walshfundraising.comMain Phone Number: 800-894-3863 2.  Main Contact/Boston-Area Representative Name: Michael Walsh, PresidentAddress: 1601 E. Hwy 13, Suite 200City, Town, Zip: Burnsville, MN 55337Email: info@walshfundraising.comPhone: 800-894-3863 3.  Why should a parish choose your […]

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October 13, 2009

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Profile: Trinity Fund Raising Consultants, Inc.

1.  Firm Information Name: Trinity Fund Raising Consultants, Inc.Address: 2171 Jericho Turnpike #347City, Town, Zip: Commack, NY  11725Website: www.trinityfundraising.comMain Phone Number: 631-493-5703Toll Free: 866-296-3445 2.  Main Contact/Boston-Area Representative Name: Mr. Walter J. Foley, Managing DirectorLocal Address: 12 Deerfield DrCity, Town, Zip: Walpole, MA 02081Local Phone: 978-223-3521Toll Free: 866-296-3445 3.  Why should a parish choose your firm as professional […]

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October 13, 2009

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Profile: The Advancement Counsel Inc.

1.  Firm Information Name: The Advancement Counsel Inc.Address: PO Box 93City, Town, Zip: Danvers, MA  01923Website: www.theadvancementcounsel.comMain Phone Number: 866-960-8645 2.  Main Contact/Boston-Area Representative Name: Jay Gould, PresidentAddress: 4 Conifer WayCity, Town, Zip: Beverly, MA  01915Email: jgould@theadvancementcounsel.comPhone: 617-331-3345Fax: n/a 3.  Why should a parish choose your firm as professional fundraising counsel? Because we believe genuinely […]

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October 13, 2009

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Profile: Ruotolo Associates Inc.

1.  Firm Information Name: Ruotolo Associates Inc.Address: Horizon Square, 29 Broadway, Suite 210City, Town, Zip: Cresskill, NJ 07626Website: www.ruotoloassoc.com and www.churchdivision.comMain Phone Number: 201-568-3898 or 1-800-RUOTOLO (800-786-8656) 2.  Main Contact/Boston-Area Representative Name: Joseph (Jay) Caporale, President and COOAddress: 2 Dundee Park, Suite 205ACity, Town, Zip: Andover, MA 01810Email: jay@ruotoloassoc.comPhone: 978-475-6890Fax: 978-475-7797 3.  Why should a […]

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