Catholic Tech Talk

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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The Best Devotional Apps You NEED on Your Phone

For those searching for a more structured prayer guide and the accountability that comes with it, devotional apps are the way to go. Check out our favorite ones and consider downloading one or two to jumpstart your spiritual life this advent season.

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Writing Not Your Thing? Apps to Help with Grammar, Clarity and More

When it comes to crafting content and policing grammar, even the most accomplished writers need a helping hand now and then. Here are five websites and apps that will aid in the quality, readability, and grammar of your parish’s written communications.

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Top 10 Ways to Encourage Parishioners to Share their Email Address

If you don’t keep track of parishioner emails, your contact list is incomplete. Not only does email provide the parish an almost instantaneous way to connect, but it also allows you to stay in touch without the added cost of traditional mailings.

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How Facebook Stories Can Work for Your Parish

As Facebook and its metrics move more towards “pay for play” advertising methods, parishes without a marketing budget need to find other ways to engage and inspire followers. A great tool that you may not be using is Facebook Stories.

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