A team of 11 young, energetic Catholics from Guidance In Giving just completed the fourth of six blocks in the Archdiocese of Newark. Our team conducted over 650 receptions to share the campaign news and needs to over 14,000 parishioners throughout the Archdiocese. To date, over $72 million has been raised to support the Retired Priest Care & Medical Needs Endowment, the [...]
Recovering from the Summer Giving Slump: Establishing an online giving program can help make this a worry of the past
As summer begins to wind down, many parishes are reviewing their books and evaluating their “summer slump” in giving and Mass attendance. In many parts of the country, this slump occurs over three months of the year, where in places with a heavy Snowbird population, this slump can last six to eight months of the [...]
Understanding the Diversity of Hispanic Communities and How Best to Engage Them During a Capital Campaign
Engaging Hispanics in capital campaigns can often be difficult. Many parishes tell us that their Hispanic population won’t give financially to appeals. However, overcoming that barrier requires knowing your constituents and working to engage them in your overall mission. Engaging the Hispanic community is not just about marketing. You cannot just translate things into Spanish [...]
Top 5 Ways To Achieve the Highest Redemption Rate In Your Fundraising Efforts Strong Follow-up can help ensure a great ending to your capital campaign or annual appeal Yeah! The campaign is over. You have exceeded your goal and now you can just sit back, watch the money roll in and fund your projects, right? Wrong! In fact, you [...]
It's exciting to see the progress on the new church for St. George Catholic Church in Baton Rouge. They also have a great webcam here.
It's exciting to see the construction begin on the new church in Zachary, LA. We are thrilled for the parishioners of St. John the Baptist.
Building Community Engaging parishioners to share their time and talents Every effective parish uses volunteers. When we talk about Catholic Stewardship we use the terms, “Time, Talent, and Treasure,” but do we really encourage Time and Talent as much as we focus on the Treasure? In an ordinary parish, many ministries and programs simply [...]