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Insights from the Field: Stewardship at Primarily Hispanic Parishes

Woven into CCS’s mission is our commitment to foster transformational change. We strive to ensure that our commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion is reflected in the organizations and communities with which we partner. Most importantly, we are devoted to ensuring our approach and work is grounded in the realities and unique capacities of our […]

Using Online Giving to Strengthen Catholic Stewardship

In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, many charitable organizations have seen a significant increase in online giving – and Catholic parishes and organizations are no exception. In 2020, religious organizations recorded a 27% increase in gifts made digitally. Online giving now represents 18% of total giving to religious causes. Many may be asking themselves, […]

Digital Fundraising for Easter: A Four-Week Plan for Parishes

On Ash Wednesday, Catholics worldwide will embark on a 40-day Lenten journey. This period of prayer, reflection, and fasting is also considered a time of almsgiving – a moment to reflect on one’s blessings and share one’s gifts and talents with the broader community. Many parishes across the country have served as a lifeline to […]

Adapting to the COVID-19 Crisis: A Look into Catholic and Episcopal Dioceses and Parishes

COVID-19 has forced organizations of all sizes and sectors to adapt to a digital model, with impacts that will likely last beyond the pandemic. Churches are no exception. As the pandemic spread in March, parishes and dioceses across the United States closed their doors and suspended all in-person gatherings and events. While doing so was […]

Developing a Culture of Philanthropy: Three Pastors’ Perspectives

Pastors play a pivotal role in engaging parishioners to embrace the Church’s work and mission. These discussions may be unfamiliar for some pastors, yet it is valuable to emphasize this can also be a unique opportunity to bring parishioners closer to God. In this piece, Reverend Anthony Cutcher, Reverend Monsignor William J. Belford, and Reverend […]

A Guide to Engaging Immigrant Catholics and Ethnic Parishes in Capital Campaigns

For those who work closely with the Catholic Church, it is no surprise to learn that a substantial number of parishioners hail from other countries. According to the Pew Research Center, 27% of all U.S. Catholics were born outside of this country (compared with 15% of the overall population). The Catholic Church in the U.S. […]