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Tuesday, June 7th
Some of the resources Jason shared throughout his presentation. The book he references that he began learning about design thinking is Sprint. You can watch the Brené Brown short on empathy he referenced here, it’s worth a few minutes every couple of months as a refresher. The Curiosity Index he has us take can be downloaded and shared with whoever you think will find it useful. Click for the pain storming outline and design thinking chart. You can check out Jason’s OSV Talk here.
Wednesday, June 8th
Patti Maldonado & Dcn. Charlie Echeverry
Sheila from the Diocese of Wilmington shared her Ofrenda with the group. She shares: “When I implemented this as a pilot in the Diocese of Camden, we increased engagement by 300%. The Ofrenda meets the Latino community where they are and how they prefer to donate financially, usually in a spiritual, ceremonial manner. We provide this as an alternative to commitment weekend traditions. A – colorful envelope accompanies it for the offering. Some parishes choose to use the Ofrenda a few times each year. The Ofrenda was developed by a team of representatives from the Hispanic community, including parishioners, leaders in ministry as well as Clergy.” You can download it in English or Spanish.
Joanie Lewis on Appeals
Domingo Betancourt on Capital Campaigns
Katie Herzing on Leadership Training & Vision Planning
Thursday, June 9th
National Eucharistic Revival
Participant Challenges & Successes
Diocese of San Jose
Diocese of Houma Thibodaux
Appeal Website and Welcome Packet which includes: 1. a Welcome Letter. 2. Previous year Impact Report 3. Prayer card 4. Copied thank you message from a seminarian with their picture and 5. Recurring society info. We also take that welcome message and do it via an email so they are used to getting emails from ‘the Bishop’. Amy Ponson, Executive Director Catholic Foundation 985.850.3116, firstname.lastname@example.org.