Parish Websites:Overview and Best     Practices         New Media Forum 2012 presented by Pilot New Media of the Pilot Med...
Welcome        Scot LandrySecretary for Catholic Media
Parish Websites             Schedule1:30 - Welcome and Introductions - ScotLandry1:35 - Best practices for parish websites...
Catholic MediaSecretariatThe Good Catholic Life radio showPilot Bulletins/ Pilot PrintingPilot New MediaInitiativesThe Pil...
The Good Catholic Life  Our 400th   show!Now available via live video stream each       day atwww.BostonCatholicL      ive...
Pilot Bulletins/Pilot     Printingnting bulletins for 86 parishes with 14 more coming
Pilot New MediaBostonCatholicLive.com offers capability forwebinars, live press conferences, classes,remote presentations....
InitiativesSuicideIsAlwaysATragedy.orgYearofFaithBoston.org
The Pilot andCatholicTV
Parish Websites
Parish WebsitesWhy have we partnered with Our Sunday Visitor?The state of parish websites in RCAB: A review  About one-thi...
Parish WebsitesSince our forum in October 2011, morethan 20 parishes have begun a websitewith Our Sunday Visitor Radius We...
Parish Websites2011 Parish Website Forum   Video, presentations, resources available   at   www.pilotnewmedia.com/parishwe...
Parish Websites when sharing apastor or pastoral       staff
for collaboratives (or sharing            staff)for collaboratives (or sharing            staff)One Portal to MultipleSite...
Reasons to use eachtype of site              PortalThe parishes already have good websitesThe parishes want to cooperate a...
Reasons to use each   type of siteOne Website, Multiple Departments    The parishes are already closely aligned    Shared ...
Reasons to use eachtype of site      Multiple WebsitesParishes want to maintain distinct identitySeparate calendarsOne or ...
Common BestPracticeswith carious sub-Unified calendarcalendarsSacramental information & Mass times forall the parishes on ...
Common BestPractices            OptionsShared branding or other linkages such as  Common taglines or slogans  Logo  Missio...
Multi-ParishWebsites     The Future?
sharing pastors or     pastoral staff   sharing pastors or     pastoral staffhttp://www.pilotnewmedia.com/parishw         ...
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Some common best practices for parishes that share pastors and/or pastoral staff. From a New Media Forum on October 24, 2012 in the Archdiocese of Boston. http://www.pilotnewmedia.com/parishwebsites

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Pilot New Media: Parish Websites: Best Practices for Collaborating Parishes

  1. 1. Parish Websites:Overview and Best Practices New Media Forum 2012 presented by Pilot New Media of the Pilot Media Group Catholic Media Secretariat of the Archdiocese of
  2. 2. Welcome Scot LandrySecretary for Catholic Media
  3. 3. Parish Websites Schedule1:30 - Welcome and Introductions - ScotLandry1:35 - Best practices for parish websiteswhen sharing pastor/pastoral staff - DomenicoBettinelli2:00 - OSV websites, special content, andonline giving demonstration - Eileen Herrington,OSV
  4. 4. Catholic MediaSecretariatThe Good Catholic Life radio showPilot Bulletins/ Pilot PrintingPilot New MediaInitiativesThe Pilot and CatholicTV
  5. 5. The Good Catholic Life Our 400th show!Now available via live video stream each day atwww.BostonCatholicL ive.com
  6. 6. Pilot Bulletins/Pilot Printingnting bulletins for 86 parishes with 14 more coming
  7. 7. Pilot New MediaBostonCatholicLive.com offers capability forwebinars, live press conferences, classes,remote presentations.PilotNewMedia.com is regularly updatedwith blog posts about new media relevantto parishes and ministriesCardinal Seán’s on Twitter(www.twitter.com/cardinalsean) tweetingdaily until the election on assisted suicideand after on the Year of Faith
  8. 8. InitiativesSuicideIsAlwaysATragedy.orgYearofFaithBoston.org
  9. 9. The Pilot andCatholicTV
  10. 10. Parish Websites
  11. 11. Parish WebsitesWhy have we partnered with Our Sunday Visitor?The state of parish websites in RCAB: A review About one-third with a website that substantially adheres to best practices About one-third with a website that needs refreshing or upgrades to substantially adhere to best practices About one-third do not have a website of their own or have one that’s out-of-date
  12. 12. Parish WebsitesSince our forum in October 2011, morethan 20 parishes have begun a websitewith Our Sunday Visitor Radius Web Tools.About an equal number have contacted usabout upgrading their websites
  13. 13. Parish Websites2011 Parish Website Forum Video, presentations, resources available at www.pilotnewmedia.com/parishwebsites These presentations will appear on that page soon. Social Media Forums www.pilotnewmedia.com/parishsocialme dia
  14. 14. Parish Websites when sharing apastor or pastoral staff
  15. 15. for collaboratives (or sharing staff)for collaboratives (or sharing staff)One Portal to MultipleSitesOne Website withMultiple DepartmentsMultiple SeparateWebsites
  16. 16. Reasons to use eachtype of site PortalThe parishes already have good websitesThe parishes want to cooperate andcoordinate online but continue separateidentities
  17. 17. Reasons to use each type of siteOne Website, Multiple Departments The parishes are already closely aligned Shared calendar that rolls up from sub- calendars for each parish Many of the ministries are done in collaboration Ease of maintenance and updating
  18. 18. Reasons to use eachtype of site Multiple WebsitesParishes want to maintain distinct identitySeparate calendarsOne or more of the parishes have a goodwebsite, while the rest need a new websiteMight involve multiple content managementsystems
  19. 19. Common BestPracticeswith carious sub-Unified calendarcalendarsSacramental information & Mass times forall the parishes on every site, if more thanoneEasy to find information about mattersimportant to parishioners of each parishUnified information for newcomers andinterested seekers
  20. 20. Common BestPractices OptionsShared branding or other linkages such as Common taglines or slogans Logo Mission statement Prominent home page links
  21. 21. Multi-ParishWebsites The Future?
  22. 22. sharing pastors or pastoral staff sharing pastors or pastoral staffhttp://www.pilotnewmedia.com/parishw ebsites http://www.videos.pilotnewmedia.com http://www.bostoncatholiclive.com Questions?

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