The Only Social Media Platform Designed Exclusively for Catholic Parishes
Parish Essentials: Enhance Your Digital Presence
Parish Essentials provides you with tools to manage your parish’s digital presence. Effortlessly plan, create, schedule, and analyze social content across multiple networks. Our platform makes social media engagement easy and fun, not stressful and time-consuming.
Easily manage your social media posts in one spot and visualize your content pipeline with an easy-to-use publishing calendar that lets you organize your posts the way you want.
Measure and analyze the performance of your content. With our analytics dashboard, you get a broad understanding of your performance across multiple accounts, and in-depth insights into specific social networks.
Supercharge Your Social Media
Connect up to fifteen social media accounts and use our integrated scheduler to publish a week’s worth of uplifting, inspiring content in about five minutes. Parishes who subscribe to our limited-availability Parish Premium service get ten fresh, original posts and one new video every week, each handcrafted by our team of Catholic digital communications experts.
Each post is specifically designed to engage your parishioners and reach Catholics in your community who may not have registered at your parish. You can also create your own posts right from the platform.
If you’re a parish that doesn’t have a full-time social media director or you’re a pastor looking to reinvigorate your communications plan, our premium service is just what you need to reach your families where they are – online.
We also make it easy to invite co-workers and parish volunteers to the platform, with tailored permissions so you control exactly who posts on behalf of your parish.
Our integrated analytics dashboard allows you to review how your posts are performing and our resource section includes hundreds of fundraising templates, hours of training webinars, and tools to help your parish get the most out of the service.
Want to get to know the team behind this great service? We are practicing Catholics, theologically-trained writers, graphic designers, and analysts who eat, sleep and breathe parish engagement and digital evangelization. We wake up each morning thinking about more ways we can support you so your parish can put its best foot forward online.
Note: Our Parish Premium service is only available to 10 parishes per diocese.
“My pastor asked me to post regularly, but I just didn’t have time to think up new ideas AND create all the content on top of everything else on my plate. Getting these fresh content ideas and posts delivered every week has been such a time saver and a blessing to our parish!”
Ali Ogle, Faith Formation Coordinator, Ishpeming Catholic, St. John and St. Joseph Parishes
Social Media Best Practices for Parishes
Our team has worked with and trained more than 4,000 parishes across North America on how to engage their families through social media. In that time, we’ve developed proven strategies you can begin implementing today.
The 8:1 Nourishment Rule
Your parish needs to connect with your parishioners 8 times with uplifting, relevant and inspiring content for every one time you ask your parishioner to volunteer, attend or donate.
When your parishioners share your original (not reshared) content, their friends within driving distance of your parish will be the first to see your posts.
While your parish followers may trend older, when they share your content, it is seen by the younger people in their lives – children, grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
Offertory Follows Engagement
Parishes with large social media followings report steady increases in offertory, year after year.
Daily Posting and Household Giving
Parishes that post at least daily on social media report household giving that’s 44% higher than parishes that post less often.
More Graphics, Fewer Links
Photos, videos, and questions all receive higher-than-average engagement and reach, while links, status updates, and events perform less well.
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