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In February 2013, Provincial leadership and ministry directors of the Congregation of the Blessed Sacrament invited me to help them update their web-presence in order to better Support their mission and ministries Promote vocations Engage current and future collaborators and supporters Advance education and Eucharistic evangelization

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Survey Results Are In

by Sr. Susan Wolf, SND on January 15, 2013

in Diocese, ministry, parish, religious communities, social media, website

Thank you to everyone who took time to complete the 2013 Catholic Web Solutions survey which I posted on this site last week. The link at the end of this post will take you to the results summary including the responses to the open ended questions (click on “Show replies” to see these).

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According to Erik Qualman, author of Socialnomics, “The ROI [return on investment] on social media is that your business will still exist in five years.”  That is a pretty strong statement.  I wonder what the ROI is for social media in ministry.  Much of ministry is one on one personal engagement, but there are aspects […]

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Today you see the new Catholic Web Solutions design. This re-design is part of our vision of creating a multichannel online brand for my community, the Sisters of Notre Dame in Chardon, Ohio. Last week I wrote about the four new  SND blogs we launched in the past few months as part of the plan. […]

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Most people in ministry are not experts in technology, social media or online advertising. If you want to successfully use the Internet for ministry, you are going to need “experts” to help you. However, it takes a lot more than contracting with an expert to be successful.

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“Many potential candidates [to religious life], especially those who are younger, have had limited, if any, direct exposure to men and women religious. For some, a website will be their first introduction to a religious institute.” This statement is from the 2009 STUDY ON RECENT VOCATIONS TO RELIGIOUS LIFE, a study conducted by the Center for Applied Research in the Apostolate (CARA) on behalf of the National Religious Vocation Conference. The statement has not been lost on vocation directors.

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