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Fundraising is vital to ensure the long-term sustainability of our parishes.
An Interview with a Fundraising Expert
In this expert interview, we discuss parish best practices, special event ideas, important reminders, rural parish fundraising strategies, and more!
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For Ukrainian Catholic churches in Alberta seeking financial support to fund their initiatives and community programs, grants can be a valuable resource. However, navigating the grant landscape and finding suitable opportunities can be a daunting task with few options...
Securing grant funding for your church's projects and initiatives can be a transformative opportunity. However, the path to success lies in crafting a compelling grant proposal that effectively communicates your church's mission, goals, and measurable outcomes. In...
In the life of a church, donors play a vital role in supporting its mission, programs, and initiatives. Expressing gratitude to these generous individuals and groups is not only a way to show appreciation but also an opportunity to strengthen the bonds of your faith...
In the life of a thriving Ukrainian Catholic community, there often comes a time when the physical church facilities need to be expanded or renovated to accommodate the growing congregation's needs. These ambitious projects require significant funding, which is where...
In the world of church fundraising, building strong relationships with donors is key to creating a sustainable and impactful giving community. Donors who feel connected and appreciated are more likely to continue their support and even increase their contributions...
As members of a church community, we have a unique opportunity to leave a lasting legacy of generosity and support for future generations. Legacy giving, also known as planned giving, offers individuals the chance to make a profound impact on the long-term growth and...
Fundraising activities within a church community not only help raise funds for important causes but also foster a sense of unity, camaraderie, and shared purpose among church members. By organizing fun and interactive fundraising activities, you can engage your...
Fundraising events are a fantastic way for churches to bring their community together while raising funds for important causes and projects. However, organizing a successful fundraising event requires careful planning, attention to detail, and effective execution. In...
The faithful of the Eparchy of Edmonton are preparing to welcome these families and help settle them and establish them into the community. Although each parish may have different means of providing support, we all can do something. Eparchial parishes and eparchial...
What is the Current State of Your Fundraising Strategy? Good stewardship is vital to the success of our parishes, so it’s important your parish has a plan for their fundraising strategy and how you intend to ensure the long-term sustainability of the mission of the...
What are online donations?An online donation is a donation that an individual can make using the internet. It is a digital form directly embedded into a parish’s website. In a few minutes or less, anyone can set-up paperless planned monthly donations or make a...
Appeal letters are one of the most effective tools your parish can use to raise funds to support the ongoing needs of your parish as well as any special projects. Ensure your parish or district has at least one appeal letter per year. Doing so helps inform people,...
Church Maintenance and Improvement Grant
This grant provides funding to parishes whose responsibility it is to maintain their church buildings and property so as to provide the faithful a safe and accessible place in which to worship.
A Guide for Grant Writing
- Before approaching a prospective Funder
- Writing the grant proposal
- Reporting to funders
Raise More Money with Your Next Event
- Choose an event theme that sets your charity apart from the rest.
- Optimize your event page for increased ticket sales and attendance.
- Persuade sponsors to support you with a pitch they can’t resist.
- Create a realistic timeline for event to-do’s (examples included).
- Nail your event logistics so you can hit the ground running.
Guide to Holiday Fundraising Success
- Provide a simple framework for crafting your holiday plan
- Provide tips for getting the overall message right
- Identify the key stages of an effective holiday campaign
- Offer complimentary campaigns ideas for increasing donations
- Share expert tips for optimizing your emails, landing pages, and more!
Donations of Securities: Increase Your Charity’s Fundraising Revenue
- What securities are and why they are important for charities and donors;
- How you can develop a strategy and leverage key tactics;
- The benefits to your donors;
- Resources to help your outreach efforts; and,
- How CanadaHelps simplifies donations of securities.