Well, we made it! We were told about the Archdiocesan of Chicago Parish Leadership Day from our friends at St. Mary, Riverside and we were all set and ready to go at 6:30am this morning!
We have had a great day so far- from speaking with Maryville Ministries to the Sisters of the Living Word! We are finding that most of the individuals that have stopped by our table are in need of our services, but had no idea we existed. Now, that is a challenge! Many of you know that we believe in “Word of Mouth” advertising, and we don’t really do traditional marketing. We are not on Facebook (we are on Twitter), we have our website and blog, but we don’t do online Ads (Google Ads, etc.), and we don’t do print advertising…so, for people to hear about us they are either at the NCDC (National Catholic Development Conference) conference or because they contacted an organization that uses us.
We know the need is here; we know parishes and religious organizations are looking for an affordable and sustainable solution; and we know we can help them. If you are reading this and you know a parish who has discussed changing their website for more than a year, ready to move giving online, start engaging social features on their website…will you please send them our information?
It is time to stop talking and start doing!