News for ParishSOFT Giving Users and Friends | June / July 2020
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CDC Releases New Guidance on Opening Churches
On May 21, 2020, the CDC released new guidance on reopening the Church. 
The guidance is intended for parishes and places of worship. We hope it provides additional help as you create your reopening plan. 
We pray you and your loved ones remain healthy and safe this summer.
ParishSOFT Resources to Help Parishes to Safely Reope n
ParishSOFT has always been about more than just providing software for Catholic parishes, dioceses, and organizations. At our core, ParishSOFT staff are a community of faithful believers who want to help the Church share the Gospel with others. That’s why our mission is "Empowering churches to achieve their mission."

Remaining focused on our shared mission has been crucial over the last few months at ParishSOFT. We have empowered parishes and dioceses coast-to-coast and around the world with our second-generation ParishSOFT Giving software and some knowledge sharing and support along the way too. It has been our hope these efforts would help them continue their ministry while many parishes and diocesan offices needed to remain temporarily closed due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19). 

Here's a recap of just some of the resources available to parishes and dioceses as you begin the process of reopening.
National eGiving Day is June 20, 2020. Is your parish prepared?
Businesses and churches are starting to reopen as we begin the summer season although, unfortunately, the coronavirus (COVID-19) remains a threat to our health and safety.

In the weeks and months to come, we expect some parishes will reopen while others remain closed, and social distancing will likely remain in effect for all of us to some degree. Some parishioners, even if they have the option to attend Mass at your parish again, might choose to not worship in-person during the summer due to health concerns.

ParishSOFT continues to serve our Catholic customers as best we can. Our goal is to help all of our parishes leverage existing technologies to keep their connections with parishioners strong and keep their offertory consistent. 
ParishSOFT Can Help Prepare Your Parish
ParishSOFT has created sample email copy encouraging parishioners who do not currently give online to enroll. Feel free to modify this copy to best suit your parish and to incorporate any other important messages you may have.

ParishSOFT has also prepared a National eGiving Day Social Media Kit with images for use on your social media channels and in the parish bulletin that reinforce the need to keep offertory consistent through online giving.
ParishSOFT's Youth Scholarship Program Earns Your Parish Money While Increasing Your Recurring Givers
ParishSOFT has been honored to be the preferred online giving solution for thousands of parishes, especially to continue to fund the ministry of the Church during the Coronavirus outbreak.

We wanted to remind customers of our second-generation ParishSOFT Giving software that our Youth Scholarship Program remains open! and i t’s free to participate! ParishSOFT Giving customers are welcome to enroll in the program.

Please note, that you must be a customer of our second-generation ParishSOFT Giving to be eligible. And if you are a new church to ParishSOFT Giving, recurring givers must process at least $50 a month over a minimum of a 3-month period to be eligible for the ParishSOFT Youth Scholarship Program.
Register Now for a ParishSOFT Giving Success Webinar
Attention all customers of our second-generation ParishSOFT Giving software!

We are here to help you successfully launch your new tool to your parish community and support your learning of all ParishSOFT Giving has to offer your organization. To give you a good foundation for leveraging all the features available to you, we invite you to join our Giving Success team for an Introduction webinar.

Our Success Coaches will walk through the key areas of the ParishSOFT Giving platform you need to configure to get started, provide information on helpful resources, and introduce you to the services we offer as part of our Giving Success program. Our Giving Success program is available to you at no additional charge because your ministry and success is important to us!

Please note this webinar is only for customers of our second-generation ParishSOFT Giving software.
ParishSOFT Giving Product Training Webinar Recording
We had a great time covering  Transactions & Recurring Giving  during our  May Product Training Webinar of our second-generation ParishSOFT Giving software on Thursday, May 28, 2020. In case you missed it (or just want to watch again!) the replay is now available for your viewing.
We know we covered a lot, so all the tips, tricks, and resources you’ll need to successfully manage recurring giving can be found below.
Feel free to also review the   Q&A   and  chat  sections from the webinar as well! If you have any questions, please let us know.
How to Add Text Giving to Your Church’s Online Strategy
People want to give in times of crisis as well as during celebrations like Easter and Christmas. But, with millions sheltering at home due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, parishes are rethinking their solutions for generosity. One way to give that shouldn’t be ignored is text giving. It’s simple, quick, and secure, and can be done anytime, anywhere.

Right now, ParishSOFT is offering free text giving during the COVID-19 outbreak to help parishioners remain generous, even as they practice social distancing. Let’s go into a little more detail on what text giving is and how you can share it with your parish.
Giving Help Desk
ParishSOFT Giving has the tools and resources that your parish needs to start using your online giving and reporting tools with ease and effectiveness.

With an extensive Knowledge Base and numerous training videos, we can help you get the answers so you can be successful.
Customer Support
Our Support team is ready to assist you with any problems that you encounter while using ParishSOFT Giving.

Visit us online or call 866-930-4774 x2 to submit your questions and let us know how we can help your parish!
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