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How Catholic Parishes Can Use Technology to Connect with Snowbirds

BLOG How Catholic Parishes Can Use Technology to Connect with Snowbirds Jim Cunneen Managing Partner, Vice President Strategy and Consulting Spring brings the return of snowbirds to northern parishes, and they bring a desire to re-establish connections. In this digital age, technology offers parishes powerful tools to engage with snowbirds while they are gone, reconnect […]

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Strengthening Bonds: Understanding Your Parish’s Spring Audience

BLOG Strengthening Bonds: Understanding Your Parish’s Spring Audience Catherine Cunning VICE PRESIDENT PHILANTHROPY AND ADVANCEMENT STRATEGIST As spring blossoms, Catholic parishes are graced with the return of some of our most valued members—snowbirds. These individuals, typically grandparents, migrate south during the winter months and return to our northern communities in the spring. They bring with

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Father Baker of Buffalo: Pioneering Direct Mail Fundraising and Impact

BLOG Father Baker of Buffalo: Pioneering Direct Mail Fundraising and Impact John Cunneen FOUNDER, ADVISOR As Catholic organizations look ahead to 2024, our focus must be on empowering our people to create enduring bonds with donors instead of worrying about whether 2023 was a “good” fundraising year or a “bad” one.  The Gospel repeatedly reminds

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The Grateful Heart: 9 Reasons Why Saying Thank You Matters for Faith-Based Organizations

BLOG The Grateful Heart: 9 Reasons Why Saying Thank You Matters for Faith-Based Organizations John Cunneen Managing Partner, Vice President Strategy and Consulting When it comes to fundraising for faith-based organizations, gratitude holds a central place—it’s not just about courtesy; it’s a reflection of our faith and values. Sending a thank-you letter after a donation

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5 Key Steps to a Successful Catholic Parish Fundraising Campaign

BLOG 5 Key Steps to a Successful Catholic Parish Fundraising Campaign John Cunneen Managing Partner, Vice President Strategy and Consulting How can Catholic churches effectively raise money for critical capital projects? Imagine your church needs a new roof, larger events hall, or even new instruments for the choir. Before you start asking for money, there

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Fostering Fellowship: Strategies for Increasing Engagement in Your Catholic Parish

BLOG Fostering Fellowship: Strategies for Increasing Engagement in Your Catholic Parish John Cunneen Managing Partner, Vice President Strategy and Consulting A thriving Catholic parish is far more than just a place of worship; it’s a community that nurtures spiritual growth, provides support, and creates a sense of belonging. However, increasing engagement within a parish requires

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