ACA – Responding to God’s Grace

OUR GOAL

Collect more than your goal… FASTER, with extremely little effort on your part. Many of our Pastors report incredible collections, coming in faster than ever before, exceeding goals in weeks, not months! And we do almost all of the work for you.

We design, print, stuff and mail custom Annual Catholic Appeal parish letters / diocesan packets to your parishioners, and then send a reminder packet six weeks later! Plus, our gorgeous signage helps to promote your campaign within your halls, vestibule and in other high-traffic areas.

Brand New Clients Receive

  • Free Parish Map showing concentrations of where your parishioners live… it’s fascinating! See a sample here.
  • Virtual Tour of your church and property, added to Google Maps, up to five spaces photographed. See a sample here.
  • $100 credit when you are referred to us from an existing ACA parish partner

Pre-Existing Clients Receive

  • $100 credit when you refer a new parish to us for the 2019 ACA mailing. Plus, they ALSO will receive a $100 credit!
  • You may receive unlimited $100 credits for making referrals that hire Faith in Marketing.
  • Thank you for your repeat business over the years! We work hard to make your campaigns successful.

SCHEDULE for 2019

  • JAN 23 – Luncheon
  • Begin ordering ACA stand-up signage here
  • JAN 25 – last day to send your confidential parish mailing list to thom@faithinmarketing.com
  • JAN 28 – last day to send 6 parish photos (i.e. parish events, Masses, weddings, religious education, building projects) and your pastor’s letter (single-spaced, and about 2/3 of a page, leaving some room for the pastor’s photo, and some campaign images) to thom@faithinmarketing.com
  • Approve our artwork/layout of your letter and envelope, so we can begin printing
  • JAN 28-31 – we will stop by your office to pick up your ACA brochures, enough for your mailing list X 2
  • We are designing and printing custom external envelopes for your parish. We are printing your pastor’s letter on full-color, full-bleed, double-sided glossy & gorgeous paper. We are stuffing one letter and one ACA brochure into each parish envelope. Then we are addressing all of the envelopes.
  • FEB 7/8 – we will deliver your mail to the post office and cover all postage
  • NOTE: Mailing is delayed for parishes approving envelope or letter artwork after the above deadlines.
  • FEB 9/10 – ACA rollout at your parish
  • Begin tracking gifts from households, so we do not send a reminder letter to them.
  • FEB 11/12 – approximate date of mail arriving at parishioners’ homes. Or Feb 18/19 with artwork delay.
  • Ask Faith in Marketing to mail your Lenten packets to parishioners homes!
  • MAR 6 – Lent begins
  • MAR 11 – Last day to send your updated “reminder” letter to thom@faithinmarketing.com
  • MAR 13 – Last day to send your updated mailing list (master list minus the donors)
  • MAR 22 – we will deliver your reminder letters to the post office
  • MAR 23/24 – Mention in your bulletin that reminder letters will arrive at home early this week for all who have not yet given.
  • MAR 25/26 – approximate date of reminder letter arriving at parishioners’ homes
  • Continue collecting ACA gifts

We have multi-year experience creating great success by working with local Pastors to send Annual Catholic Appeal (ACA) materials directly to their parishioners at home. We do this efficiently… and cost-effectively…  creating a great return. Our Pastor Clients return to us the following year. 

Our Low-Cost Pricing is Simple

  • Up to 1000 Households = $1995 covers first AND second mailing AND all postage
  • 1001-1800 Households = $2700 covers first AND second mailing AND all postage
  • Need more? Invest just 75¢ per additional letter sent (includes everything and postage, too!)
  • Your investment covers design, printing, folding, stuffing, processing, addressing, and postage!

We only need from you:

  • First time clients, send to us your 6- or 7-digit non-profit authorization number (NPA#). Call us at (858) 877-3733 if you don’t have it handy.
  • Your Cover Letter Text (we have samples if you need a head start)
  • Your Parish Logo
  • Color Photo of Your Pastor / Headshot (optional, but very powerful)
  • Photo or Scan of the Pastor’s Signature
  • Photo of your church
  • 6 fun photos from events around your parish life
  • An Excel or CSV list of your parish household database with columns: First Name, Last Name, Street Address, City, State, Zip. This is easily exported from parish software like PDS.

Our price is ALL-inclusive and covers:

  • Design and print your external envelopes
  • Design and print your letters, full color, double sided
  • Picking up your diocesan insert materials 
  • Stuffing, address updating, addressing envelopes
  • Delivery to central post office
  • Postage
  • Mailing a reminder packet (6 weeks later) to those who have not yet responded

Our reminder packet is also included!

  • Print external envelopes, same as the first mailing
  • Update your letter to appeal to those who have not responded
  • Print new letters, full color, double sided
  • Remove your list of donors from the original or master list
  • Stuffing, addressing
  • Delivery to central post office
  • Postage

GORGEOUS SIGNAGE

  • Retractable ACA Signage in 3 Styles measuring 33″ x 81″ (Almost 7 Feet Tall)
  • Wall Banners in 2 Styles
  • Designed with Authentic Campaign Images to Match Campaign Brochures, Mailers, etc.
  • Our standing banners include our Deluxe Aluminum/Chrome Base and a zippered carrying case
  • Standing banners are customized with your parish name, delivered, with tax included. Order here.

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