The Cathedral of Our Lady of Lourdes in Spokane, Wash. is home to more than 1,000 families, so when the parish’s annual giving appeal rolls around each year, Fr. Darrin Connall, rector of the Cathedral, is constantly seeking a solution for quicker fundraising. This past year, they found incredible success through sending timely, brief email… Read More

A church’s job is at the same time both very simple and incredibly difficult. Though timeless truths stay the same, in every age churches are called to determine how best to lead their flocks to an encounter with those truths. The means used to reach a congregation in the past don’t necessarily work well in the present, so it’s the perennial duty… Read More

One of the primary goals of every church – every organization, really – should be to communicate its message in the most effective ways possible. And yet, many churches still can’t even reach their members…especially in between Sundays. However, change is both possible and relatively straightforward. One of the best ways to right the ship is to know the… Read More

It’s practically a given that text messaging is the best and most efficient way to reach teenagers today. A recent Pew study showed that 88% of all teenagers own a cell phone. Three quarters of them own a smartphone and 91% of them use text messaging daily. Youth ministry is no exception. Think: When was the last time you… Read More

First impressions are important, and that’s no different when it comes to email and text messaging. So, it’s vitally important that you make your first interaction count when registering your members in Flocknote. Flocknote has a handy optional feature in each group called a Welcome Message (click here for where to find it). If a group… Read More

Without volunteers, most churches could never survive. Even those with robust staffs and large budgets rely heavily on volunteers to keep the wheels turning. The task of finding volunteers, however, can often be a daunting task, let alone being able to keep them coming back. A concept in business, known as the “80/20 rule” or the “Pareto Principle,”… Read More

The Church of St. Catherine of Siena in Manchester, New Hampshire has been using Flocknote for a little over a year.  In that time, they’ve expanded their use of Flocknote to multiple ministries in their parish, who use it for their day-to-day communication with members, in addition to sending out their bulletin and current events… Read More

Email (along with text messaging) is still the #1 way to directly reach members of your group, especially a small one. Even with smartphones apps and social networking as popular as they are, most people still use their phone for checking email (and texting) more than any of these other forms of communication. But we… Read More

Video courtesy of the Archdiocese of Denver Light of the World Roman Catholic Church (LOTW) in Littleton, Colorado has been on Flocknote for over three years. But to say that they simply “use” Flocknote would be doing them a massive injustice. In their effort to make Flocknote a church-wide, well-integrated system, LOTW has sent nearly 2,800 notes… Read More

St. Michael’s Catholic Church in Livermore, California has a vibrant, bustling community. As a result, they’re one of the most active users of Flocknote out there, and also one of the most innovative. Late last year, St. Michael’s decided to try an experiment: Facilitate an online Bible study for parishioners who can’t make it to… Read More