Accept stock gifts easily! - If you have a donor who would like to give stock this year, please provide them this link: https://www.freewill.com/stocks/dioceseofspringfield and if they have any questions to contact Rachel Langdon at firstname.lastname@example.org or 217-321-1113.
Parish bulletin graphic to support year-end gifts - Parishes wishing to support year-end giving through stocks, legacy gifts, or qualified charitable contributions have a secure and easy way to do this through the FreeWill tool. Check out resources and a downloaded graphic to place in your bulletin by following this link: FreeWill Parish & School OneDrive Folder.
Parish Resources for the Diocesan Year of the Eucharist - NEW Pastoral Resource is available for parishes now! Go to https://dio.org/revival/parishes/ and click the link under the "On-Demand Resources" or click here for the full text: Parish Eucharistic Revival Resources
Parish Signup for the Traveling Monstrance for the Year of the Eucharist - We are hoping that each parish in the diocese will encourage an increase in devotion to the Eucharist through adoration by using our Diocesan Year of the Eucharist traveling monstrance. Each deanery will have a time during the next year in which the monstrance will be in that area. Parishes are asked to coordinate pick-up/drop-off with neighboring parishes. To sign-up your parish, go to: https://dio.org/revival/signup/
Reminder! Year-End Gifts Due by December 31! - Don't forget to remind your donors that if they would like to receive a 2022 tax deduction for their gifts, they need to be post-marked to your community by December 31, 2022. Credit cards gifts and ACH online donations need to be made and time-stamped by midnight, December 31.
Flocknote available to parishes - The Diocese of Springfield has partnered with Flocknote in a desire to help support parishes in their ongoing communication efforts. The cost of Flocknote is covered by the diocese! What’s Flocknote, you ask? Well, it’s an easy-to-use, safe-environment-compliant tool to supercharge your parish communications. It also provides a library of Catholic templates and resources that you can share with your parishioners. Check out this 60-second video to learn more! If you'd like to get your parish started, you can do so here: flocknote.com/parish-champion. Danny Dilone is our Flocknote point of contact and he is reaching out to all of our parishes via phone and email. We really encourage you to take advantage of this easy and helpful tool!! He will help you with the simple onboarding process and will provide continued support. If you have questions, please don’t hesitate to contact Debbie Benz (email@example.com) or you can schedule a call with Danny at: https://calendly.com/flocknote/30min.
Promote Planned Giving! FreeWill available to parishes at no cost - $70 Trillion is being passed on during the Great Wealth Transfer and the promotion of planned giving and gifts of non-cash assets is more important than ever! The Diocese of Springfield has partnered with FreeWill to help parishes educate their donors on the benefits and value of planned giving, specifically via bequests, gifts of stocks, and Qualified Charitable Distributions (QCDs). The cost of FreeWill is covered by the diocese!
Would you like to partner with the PVMA office to launch planned giving at your parish and/or school? As part of launching planned giving at your parish we will:
- Provide training and resources on: What is planned giving, why is it important, and how does it work; FreeWill products and how they work; Best practices for marketing and stewarding planned gifts
- Provide written content to educate your parishioners on the value and benefits of planned giving as well as the promotion of giving in this manner including: Print & Bulletin content; Social Media content; Email campaign content
- Help you create an acknowledgement process to appropriately thank and steward your planned gift donors
To sign up, CLICK THIS LINK! Any questions or concerns, please contact Rachel Langdon at firstname.lastname@example.org or 217-321-1113.