Faith Direct has reached an incredible milestone: $1 billion in donations processed electronically for the more than 700 parishes we serve throughout the United States.
“The gifts we’ve processed have been used by parishes to expand their ministries, strengthen their schools, serve their parish families and help those in need throughout their communities and worldwide,” says W. Brian Walsh, President of Faith Direct.
As an early leader in this critically important work, Faith Direct’s success reflects the way many of the faithful now support local churches, but a great deal of work remains. Even as America becomes an increasingly “cashless” society, the Catholic Church still collects just a small amount electronically. According to Walsh, “Our estimates suggest that at most only 20% of the $10 billion in annual donations to the Catholic Church are handled through electronic means.”
Faith Direct is committed to helping churches adapt to the new reality – that we’re approaching a time when 80% of offertory will have to be processed electronically.
“We’ll reach our next billion-dollar milestone even faster, because eGiving is no longer just an option for parishes,” Walsh notes. “It’s a way of life for parishioners, with more families embracing this innovation each day.”
Church leaders are also realizing the benefits of this transformation in giving. “This $1 billion milestone represents the consistency that eGiving provides to churches,” says Walsh. “It protects them from seasonal fluctuations, weather disruptions and other events that can leave parishes under-budget for their ministries and operations.”
Faith Direct is grateful for the opportunity to help so many great churches and individuals do God’s work and make a difference in our world. On behalf of our entire team, we want to say “Thank you!” to the parishes and parishioners who trust us with their stewardship!
Faith Direct is happy to be an exhibitor at the International Catholic Stewardship Conference in Chicago, IL.
In addition, Faith Direct’s President, Brian Walsh, will be leading Session 13 on Friday, October 23rd at 11:00am:
Social Media and Apps: Essential Tools to Enhance Your eGiving and Events Ministries
It’s not enough for a parish to just have an eGiving program – parishioners need to know about it. Beyond traditional promotional methods like direct mail and email, learn how “new” essential tools like Facebook and Apps can play a critical role in building your eGiving participation. Hear from an experienced eGiving expert on practical social media strategies your church can use to raise awareness of your eGiving program. Parish examples that have encouraged church families to sign up for their stewardship support and events registration will be shared.
To learn more about the International Catholic Stewardship Conference and the wonderful work being done by The International Catholic Stewardship Council, visit their website here – http://catholicstewardship.com/.
Faith Direct is happy to be an exhibitor at the Diocesan Fiscal Management Annual Conference in Atlanta, GA.
To learn more about the Diocesan Fiscal Management Conference, visit their website here – http://dfmconf.org/.
Faith Direct is happy to be an exhibitor at the National Conference of The Church Network in Nashville, TN.
Come and see us at Booth #824!
To learn more about the National Conference of The Church Network and the wonderful work being done by The Church Network, visit their website here – http://www.nacba.net.