Catholic Tech Talk

Practical Ways to Recruit and Maintain Volunteers

Recruiting and maintaining a consistent volunteer corps may require some creativity. Beginning with identifying parish needs, recognizing groups and individuals available to whom you can reach out, and most importantly, helping parishioners discern how their gifts and talents can bless the Church …

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4 Tips to Make Your Church’s Homepage More Inviting

We hear it all the time: “When people visit our website, we want them to know that we are a welcoming and inviting community!” Our experts share 4 tips for parishes who want to create the most welcoming homepage user experience possible.

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Is Your Parish Making Common Website Mistakes?

Dan Rogers from Mission by Design knows a thing or two about websites. Recently, Dan called and interviewed parishes about church websites — learning about what churches are doing, what they’re looking for, and, most importantly, how they can improve and grow.

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Five Tips for a Better Catholic School Website

What’s the secret to creating the perfect website for a Catholic school? There are a lot of factors that can make or break a website, and so much depends on the mission and culture of each individual school. Elements like content presentation and mobile friendliness, however, are universally important. Read on to find out more […]

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Build Your Social Media Platform with Images

Social media is a crowded space, but using images is one of the best ways to grab parishioners’ attention. A picture is worth a thousand words, today it’s also worth a thousand views, likes, or comments. Here are some image-driven tips to keep your posts on top of the heap.

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5 Ways to Engage Your Parishioners Via Email

When it comes to maintaining relationships with existing parishioners, the ability to engage via email cannot be overstated. Here are five simple ways to ensure you are optimizing your email open rate and keeping parishioners informed and connected.

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Tips for “Spring Cleaning” Your Email Segmenting

Email segmenting (the practice of targeting certain emails to specific subgroups) can boost the performance of your email campaigns and improve your open and click rates. Here are four questions to ask yourself when “spring cleaning” your email segments.

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Three Takeaways from the Pope’s World Day of Communications Message

Pope Francis tackles the theme of listening in his message for the 56th World Day of Social Communications, which will be celebrated on May 29, 2022. The Holy Father tells us, we must “listen with the ear of the heart.” Here are three important takeaways from the document.

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Tips for Targeted Email Messaging

In the United States, 90% of citizens aged 15-64 use email, and 84% of citizens 65+. This means that most of your community has email addresses, and they check their email. But what can you do to get them to open parish communications? Try targeted email messaging.

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Apps That Our Catholic Schools Love!

Looking for a way to keep your communication open and clear with school families? If you have yet to invest in an app to stay in touch and keep teachers and parents connected, you’re missing out. Here are some of our favorites you need to check out.

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QR Code Best Practices

If you haven’t realized it yet, the QR code is making a major comeback. Here are some basic tips on how to create one, and some unique ways parishes are using them to help guide parishioners during Mass.

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