Giving Resources for Parishes and Schools

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Giving Resources for Parishes and Schools


Enhanced and Increased Offertory Program Guide

An out-of-the-box program with sample timelines, letters, and materials. Designed to increase weekly offertory. To request the program, please contact the Development Office.

Planned Giving Program

A 4-5 week program with marketing, information, and workshops to increase bequest and estate gifts to parishes. For materials, information, or implementation, please contact the Development Office

Capital Campaigns

Sample request for proposal support to external companies for feasibility studies and/or campaign management as well as campaign support and organization; including strategy, marketing, budgeting, and planning if needed. Vendors approved for capital campaign implementation can be obtained from the Development Office.

Stewardship Program

Framework for beginning a stewardship program as well as implementation support for conducting a formal stewardship program. The Diocese of Manchester’s stewardship program runs approximately 6-8 weeks, including pre-and post-in-pew time.

Electronic Offertory/Online Giving

This includes marketing, education, and support as well as vendor recommendations, set-up, and contract support.

Contact Bevin Kennedy for more information on parish development support (


Strategic Planning

Sample strategic plans available including a variety of development activities. The Diocese can also provide brainstorming sessions and streamlining suggestions for yearly activities.

Annual Funds

Sample timelines, materials, language, and communications available for creation or re-creation of annual fund drives.


Sample golf tournament toolkit available for implementation as well as auction, gala, and bingo implementation support.


Grant application, research, and solicitation support available.

Contact Brian Harrison for more information on school development support (