About the Annual Offertory Plan | Parish Success | Upcoming Webinars & Demos
What is the Annual Plan?
The Annual Plan for Offertory and Communications provides you a process and tools to engage parishioners deeply in the parish . It employs a cycle of ongoing celebration of parish mission and accomplishments, combined with the tools to communicate with parishioners.
We'll work together to help you make the most of the tools you already use. The OSV Annual Plan for Offertory and Communications is based on research from Dr. Chuck Zech (Center for Church Management and Business Ethics at Villanova University), Al Winseman (Gallup) and Dr. Brian Starks and Christian Smith (Institute for Church Life at the University of Notre Dame).
What to expect
Parishes that use the Annual Plan for Offertory and Communications can expect to achieve:
• Sustained increases in offertory
• Revitalized parishioner engagement through communications and
• Increased volunteer participation
Continued support from Our Sunday Visitor customer service
Elements of success
Once an initial assessment has been made at your parish, components of the Annual Plan for Offertory and Communications may include workshops or seminars on the following topics:
Parish focus: establishing a parish story
High impact envelopes: using best practices for design and mailing services
Website design and structure: creating content and imagery that supports the parish focus
Online Giving: implementing Online Giving to make it easy for parishioners to give
Increased Offertory Program: developing a parish mission with detailed focus on plans to accomplish goals
State of the Parish Report: showcasing what the parish has accomplished during the year