Catholic Tech Talk

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Why Your Parish Needs to Embrace Technology

While churches today continue to have the same tasks as years before, ways in which to do them have greatly changed. Aside from well-known aspects of church life, there are multiple ways technology can help manage your parish and evangelize a whole new generation of intentional disciples.

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How to Create an Advent-Themed Online Giving Campaign

The holidays are now upon us, and the time is right to tie-in the theme of Advent with your giving efforts. Read on for tips and best practices on how to create your own Advent-themed giving campaign for your parish.

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Make the Most of Facebook Events

The Facebook events feature is a great way to promote your upcoming parish events, and it’s great way for the parish to see how many people plan to attend or are interested. Check out a few tips to use this tool to your greatest benefit.

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4 Ways to Prevent Fraud at Your Parish

With the increase of online scams and fraudulent schemes running rampant these days, parishes are discovering that they are not immune, and need to be just as vigilant when it comes to protecting parish and parishioner data.

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Does Your Parish Know About Google for Nonprofits Ad Grant?

What would you share with your community if you had the money to advertise online? Would you tell them about your beautiful Sunday Masses or the monthly pancake breakfast? Whatever message you’d like to spread, an in-kind grant from Google for Nonprofits is a great way to start.

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Does Your Church Facebook Have a Social Media Etiquette Guide?

Social media can often be equated to the Wild West. It’s vast, oftentimes lawless, and even with the best of intentions, anything can happen. That’s why it’s important to prepare for the unexpected with a social media etiquette guide on your social media platform pages.

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Are Your Church Communications Working?

Parishes have so many things to invite people to, such as festivals and hospitality events. Communication is going out all the time, but how well is it working? Following are some ideas to consider when evaluating your parish communication strategies.

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Why You Need to Claim Your Church on Google

Google receives over 63,000 searches per second on any given day. With this in mind, along with the amount of churches available for people to choose from, it’s important to find ways to increase your SEO by claiming your listing on Google.

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Making the Most of Your Website

The saying goes, “You only get one chance to make a first impression.” In the age of Google and social media, your parish website is your best chance to make that impression. Taking the time to make it great will highlight the best and most beautiful things about your parish.

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Creating a Welcoming Parish Website

Think of your website as the front porch of your parish. The goal is to make it as inviting as possible, so that others will be compelled to take that first step into your church. As with any website, you need a clear opening. For parishes, a welcoming message speaks to the heart.

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How to Grow Your Parish Email List

There has never been a better time to grow your parishioner email list, but gathering them can be difficult. You need to be creative when it comes to asking for their email address. Following are four “outside the box” ideas to help you not only grow, but maintain, your email distribution list.

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Catholic Photos: 4 Ways to Find Images You Need

As a parish, you want to use fresh content to attract more visitors to your parish, but finding those images can be difficult. There are plenty of ways you can easily find the photos you need. All you need to do is search in the right places.

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