Catholic Tech Talk

Are Chatbots Right for Your Parish Website?

At a time when people expect answers in seconds, the time might be right for a small parish staff already stretched thin to look into new tools to better serve their parish community. A chatbot might just be the tool needed to help lessen the load.

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Are Data Blind Spots Hurting Donor Growth?

Keeping track of parishioner data is essential to moving your parish forward instead of standing still. All you need is to figure out is what kind of data would be helpful for growth, how to attain it, and most importantly, how to use it to your advantage.

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Tackling Time Management for Greater Productivity

It doesn’t matter where you are in your life — you could work in an office, at a parish, or in the home — you will at times have a to-do list a mile long that seems overwhelming. You wonder how you will get it all done. Below are some tips to keep you organized and crossing tasks off of your list.

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Why Your Parish NEEDS an Email Marketing Platform

In an ideal world, it would be great to personally reach out to every parishioner. But with limited staff and time, it’s just not possible. Think an email marketing platform would work for your parish? Check out some points below to help make the case!

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Embracing Technology for the Church During the New Normal

This pandemic is teaching the Church that we need to be more attentive to technology and how it can aide us in effectively being Church. How we organize and lead our parish and diocesan communities off our campuses is key to our Church in the modern world.

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Control How Your Parish Appears In Search Results

What comes up when you search your parish name on Google? While it may seem impossible to get your Google business page organized and your parish to come up more quickly in results, it’s doable if you follow a few simple steps.

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The Importance of SEO For Parishes

Years ago, you just belonged to your neighborhood parish. Not so anymore. With so many factors at play, Catholics have more freedom than ever to find their perfect parish. Help them find yours using the best Search Engine Optimization tools available.

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How to Prepare Your Website for Lent in 4 Easy Steps

From planning the Ash Wednesday service to coordinating Scripture studies, your staff will definitely be busy this Lent. Keep things on track by preparing your parish website with all the information parishioners and visitors will be searching for.

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Ideas to Share Your Parish Bulletin Digitally

There may be times parishioners miss Mass, but still want to know what’s going on in the parish. The bulletin is a great way to do that. Check out some ways to keep your weekly publication front and center for your members – wherever they may be!

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Should Your Parish Use Facebook Live?

When Facebook Live launched in 2016, it offered users a way to more immediately connect with their audiences. As years progress, it’s only natural that churches have now started using this feature to connect with members and nonmembers alike.

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Declutter Your Digital Workspace

It’s easy for your inbox to be overloaded with emails, meeting requests, and documents to review. Not only can it clutter up your digital workspace, but important items on your to-do list can fall through the cracks. Thankfully, there are many tools available that allow for easier communication.

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How to Move from 1950s Giving to 21st Century Giving

Parishes are busy, and the job of analyzing results from parish campaigns and parishioner giving patterns are often an afterthought. Just because it’s worked in the past, doesn’t always mean it will work in the future. This includes parish tithing.

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