Development

ConnectNow Development

ConnectNow Development with integrated online giving is designed to help dioceses conduct more efficient, successful appeals and capital campaigns. Integrated with the ConnectNow Diocesan Suite, Development tracks all the details and statistics of your annual appeal and delivers up-to-the-minute data and robust reporting any time you need it, from your secure ConnectNow website. Because the single database of family and member information comes directly from your parishes to power your appeals process, the communications you thoughtfully develop for every stage of your campaign are much more likely to reach donors. The result is certain to be increased giving levels with less administrative effort and cost. For the future, Development provides the data you need to identify donor giving patterns over time, anticipate trends, and tailor campaign efforts for greater impact.

Manage Diocesan Appeals

ConnectNow Development offers integrated software and professional services to help dioceses achieve more successful appeals. From managing fundraising, pledges, and gifts to tracking campaign goals and parish incentives to online giving and lockbox options, ConnectNow Development is a proven solution that delivers:

  • Higher mailing and data accuracy
  • Parish self-service reports
  • Comprehensive reporting on the web
  • Integration with census, Online Giving, and your local bank
  • Insight into giving patterns and trends

More Successful Appeals

As part of the total ConnectNow solution for dioceses, ConnectNow Development tracks annual appeals and delivers up-to-the-minute data any time you need it. And because ConnectNow’s integrated database lets you connect your appeal process with the most accurate family name and address information available — directly from your parishes — the great communications in which you’ve invested time and money will reach more donors. The result: increased giving levels with less administrative effort and cost. Plus, ConnectNow Development provides robust, flexible reporting; so you can get exactly the data you need for statements and thank-you letters, real-time progress reports for parishes, and accurate information for your overall campaign. Over time, ConnectNow Development delivers the data needed to identify donor giving patterns over time, anticipate trends, and tailor campaign efforts for greater impact and increased success from year-to-year.

ConnectNow Giving

With ConnectNow Giving, your diocese can offer parishioners a secure, PCI-compliant electronic giving method on your custom website, branded with the imagery and message of your annual appeal. Parishioners enter their own pledge and account information in the system, and with the push of a button, their gifts are instantly entered into the ConnectNow Development system. Thousands of churches and dioceses use this system, which has secured millions in online gifts. ConnectNow Giving is included with the ConnectNow Development program, as part of the ConnectNow Diocesan Suite. The same ConnectNow Giving program is available for all of your parishes — and it’s included with the ConnectNow Offering program for parishes.

Lockbox Import

ConnectNow’s Lockbox Import option lets you electronically post pledge and contribution information from a data file that you receive from your bank or another processor. Lockbox Import is ideal for any deposits received and processed through a banking institution. So whether you use a bank lockbox or an electronic giving provider other than ParishSOFT, your ParishSOFT products can save staff countless hours of manual posting. ParishSOFT imports the data file and posts pledge and contribution records — hundreds of records, in seconds — to the appropriate funds and families in your software.

Professional Services

ParishSOFT’s Professional Services are a great way to accomplish process mapping, project planning and management, change management, training, and all phases of implementation efficiently — without reinventing the wheel. Our staff has helped thousands of Catholic dioceses and parishes through successful transitions.

Product Brief

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ConnectNow Diocesan Development

Customer Spotlight

5 Ways to Rock Your Annual Appeal

“We’ve cut our processing time in half, so we can spend more time on customer service.”

Tracy Kelly, Assistant Controller
Diocese of St. Petersburg, FL

Case Study

Detroit Drives to Success with New Technology

“DDM will let us give pastors better information that they can use to meet their parish CSA goals.”

Terry Kach, Associate Director of the Annual Appeal
Archdiocese of Detroit, MI