Livestreaming Mass is Essential

With “shelter at home” orders issued around the country this last spring, many parishes are continuing livestream Masses, prayers, reflections,  and other events. Pastors, staff, and volunteers are being very creative in the content they are providing – it’s incredible to see! Livestreaming Mass is essential. Parishes want to use the streaming platform that reaches […]

Facebook Groups and Ministry

If you this past spring you were scrambling to move your ministries online for the foreseeable future, there are dozens of tools available. But one tool, in particular, is a godsend for the way you’re already communicating – Facebook Groups and ministry! A Facebook Group is a bit like a page, but with more focus […]

Picture Frames and Pinned Posts

With public Masses suspended across the United States, this past spring charitable contributions were in freefall at many parishes. The churches that are thriving right now did triage quickly in the spring, using various digital techniques and tools. Since the Sunday plate may no longer suffice, it’s time to ask everyone to move to online […]

Livestreaming Mass Right Now

As we move into month six of the coronavirus pandemic, some parishes are wondering, “Should we just direct people to the daily Mass on EWTN and shut down our livestream?” Other parishes have made the decision to livestream Mass themselves. The truth is, you need to be livestreaming Mass right now, and don’t stop. Here’s […]

Getting in Touch

If you’re watching the news about the further spread of coronavirus and wondering, “What are some ways we can be prepared this time around?” remember that the most overlooked items are the lines of communication. Here are a few things to attend to to be sure you’re 100% up to speed on getting in touch: […]

Spring Cleaning Emails

Keeping your organization’s contact information current and clean is a never-ending process. We’ve talked about it before in this space (remember Email Hippo?), and we’ll continue to talk about it because it’s so important. And we will continue to provide you with suggestions you can use to keep improving your records. Today we’re highlighting an […]

Who Should Send the Email?

People receive around 100 emails per day, a mind-bending mix of work-related communications, solicitations from different organizations, personal bills and spam. The average person is constantly sifting through the clutter in their inbox. They are deciding whether to click on and read the email, delete it or “save it for later” (many never get to […]

Parish Planned Giving Seminars

It is no secret that the largest transfer of wealth in human history is starting to take place between Baby Boomers and Millennials. Over the next 30 years, an estimated $68 trillion will be transferred between the two generations. While this is occurring, there is a great opportunity for non-profits to secure donations through planned giving. […]

Social Media Management Tools

Do you find it challenging to keep up with the activity on your parish Facebook page? Has your parish Twitter page stopped tweeting? Does your Instagram seem more like a telegram? Thankfully, there are some social media management tools out there to help out. We know that it can be tough for a person to […]