Catholic Tech Talk

Twitter & Your Parish (Social Media Summer Series)

What once was an unfamiliar word to the general population is now a verb used in our everyday conversations: tweeting. You may not think that your parish would have a place on this trendy platform but think again.

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20 Homepage Callouts for your Church Website

With our attention spans getting smaller as digital communication grows, churches need to get to the point of their mission. If you’re looking for an engaging way to welcome visitors, consider these for your homepage.

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Why You Need to Share Parish News Through Print & Digital Avenues

While the ways to communicate with parishioners are plentiful, your staff time, unfortunately, is not. Luckily, there are ways you can utilize the content you have to reach its maximum potential in order to get it to the people who need to hear it.

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Is a Social Media Management Platform Right for your Parish?

These days, the Internet really is the public square. When deciding what kind of social media presence your parish wants to curate, there are important points to keep in mind that have to do with demographics, accountability, ease of use and more.

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Website Navigation for the Best User Experience

When everything you have is deemed “essential,” you need to come up with a way to make it easy to find on your website for those who might not think that way. Read on for five ways to effectively set up your parish website navigation.

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How to Start an Online Giving Email Program for Your Parish

An easy way to get started on creating a giving program for your parish is to automate it with an email campaign. From audience, messaging, and email platforms, check out some easy-to-implement ways to work a campaign into your list of tasks.

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Technology Tools to Collaborate Effectively with Parish Staff

Last-minute determinations without all decision-makers present are nothing new when it comes to parish life. However, technology these days is helping close the gap when it comes to silos in the workplace. Here are some tips to consider.

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The Best Catholic Podcasts You’re Not Listening To

Catholic podcasts are cropping up everywhere these days, with topics that range from the broad to the niche, and with focuses that can appeal to all the faithful, no matter their life stage. Here are ten Catholic podcasts worth a listen.

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4 Social Media Trends to Watch in 2021

As we delve into 2021, most of us are experiencing social media burnout. So, where does that leave parishes that have been using social media to communicate? At a crossroads. Here are four social media trends parishes should watch for this year.

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New Ways to Utilize Your Online Giving Platform for Events

A lot of parishes hold monthly fundraising dinners in order to bring in extra funds for ministry. But just because restrictions are still in place to keep COVID-19 at bay, doesn’t mean that you need to cancel that spaghetti dinner.

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The Best (Free!) Creative Programs You Need in Your Life Right Now

Gone are the days where a simple flyer produced in PowerPoint was the norm. Now, your parishioners expect to see lively colors, engaging images, and beautiful fonts. Think you don’t have the time or the money to produce these? Think again.

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The Best Church Subject Lines You Aren’t Using

As technology advances, and parishes become more and more reliant on electronic communications, it’s necessary to become more creative when writing and sending out important (and not-so-important!) emails to parishioners, visitors and potential members.

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