Vibrant Parish Toolkit

New Ideas for your Capital Campaign

From rounding up everyday purchases to asking parishioners to match a major gift dollar for dollar, here are some tangible ideas you can bring back to the planning committee for your next capital campaign.

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Applying Marketing Strategies to Your Online Giving

Don’t just rely on the online giving button on your website to keep funding regular. From consistent messaging to technology that makes giving as automatic as possible, read on for ways to utilize strategy when it comes to your online giving.

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What a Communication Specialist Can Do for Your Parish

Communicating the good news of your parish and finding ways to get the word out is one of the most important things you can do to grow your parish. If you haven’t considered the benefits of a designated Communication Specialist for your church, now is the time.

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4 Ways to Avoid the Summer Generosity Dip

Now that we’ve entered the relaxing days of summer, it’s natural that some parishes begin to prepare for that dip in member engagement and, naturally following, generosity. Here are some ways your parish can avoid the “summer generosity dip.”

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“Opening the Doors Wide”: How the Archdiocese of Detroit is Helping Parishes Reopen & Reengage

Just as parishes had to reinvent how they ministered to parishioners amid a pandemic, they are now working hard to come up with ways to bring them back.

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Easy Ways to Turn Long-term Visitors into Faithful Parishioners

Our parish require a sense of rootedness, and the financial support, that comes with a devoted membership. If you’re wondering how to turn some of those familiar faces into members of your parish family, here are tips for easy ways to start.

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New Ways to Recruit Parish Volunteers

Instead of only sending out the call for the usual suspects, it’s time to focus on expanding our view of parishioner recruitment to help evangelizing in other crucial ways, both inside and outside our walls. Here are just a few scenarios you may not have considered.

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Pastors: How to Tell Your Story Through the Homily

Congregations appreciate being invited into their pastor’s personal experiences, but sharing your conversion story, background, and life experiences can be an intimidating task. Here are five tips for sharing your story through the homily

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How Your Parish Can Help Families Instill the Importance of Giving

The time is now for children to learn the importance of stewardship because they are hearing plenty of counterproductive messages. Here are some ways you can help families at your parish teach children to look outside of themselves, helping to cultivate a generation of stewards for tomorrow.

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5 Reasons Your Parishioners Aren’t Giving on a Regular Basis

It’s an ongoing problem for all Catholic parishes: financial stewardship. Here are some common reasons why even faithful churchgoers aren’t giving to their parish on a regular basis.

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How to Invite your Parishioners (Safely) Back to Mass

Whether your parish has begun holding public Mass again or is still in the planning stages, the reality for many churches is that turnout is lower than expected. Here are some things to consider that may help your parishioners feel welcomed, safe, and encouraged to return.

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