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MissionInsite

MissionInsite empowers Archdiocesan offices, deaneries and parishes with demographic tools to bridge the gap from data to decision.

MissionInsite empowers Archdiocesan offices, deaneries, parishes and schools with demographic tools to bridge the gap from data to decision.  It takes data from various sources, including inside and outside the parish.  When used to its fullest, it helps advance the mission through:

  • Organizational Identity – Who are we?
  • Mission Field Diversity – Who is our neighbor?
  • Ministry Solutions – Engaging mission.

It provides demographics in many areas that can be viewed through:

  • Scatter Maps – for showing where your parishioners are located
  • QuickInsite Report – for general distribution
  • ExecutiveInsite Report – for staff and leadership team
  • FullInsite Report – for regional planning
  • ComparativeInsite Report - for providng a a broad comparison of the parish membrs and the demographic profile of a defined area
  • Specialized Reports – to cover your own needs, such as diversity, households, families, etc.

To give you a better understanding of MissionInsite and its capabilities listed below are presentations, articles and instructions. 

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  PowerPoint Instructions

MissionInsite offers both predefined and custom reports that you can run easily.  These instructions can help you help yourself.   

Instructions to run Quadrennium Reports

Instructions to plot parish congregants and draw map

Instructions to run Predefined Reports

Instructions to run ComparativeInsite Report

Instructions to run Opportunity Scans

Instructions to run a Travel Polygon

Instructions to plot students and run reports

Instructions to create a custom demographic report

Instructions to create a personalized congregant download

Instructions to purchase address lists (for mailings)

Instructions on helpful hints (six different hints)

Instructions to access Mosaic USA and its different resources

NOTE:  All of the instructions and presentations listed above are PDFs of the original PowerPoint.  If you would like the actual PowerPoint sent to you, contact Laura Engel, MissionInsite Coordinator, at engell@archmil.org requesting the specific PowerPoint presentation(s) and she will email it/them to you.  

  Data Use and Analysis Articles - New!

After you have run the MissionInsite reports, now what?  Laura Engel, Associate Director of Missionary Planning and Leadership, offers key insights on MissionInsite reports so that you can take the next steps of analysis, interpretation and application.

What's Your Parish and Community Story, March 2021 - using MissionInsite in your planning process

MissionInsite Data and How to Get It, February 2021 - plot parishioners, define planning area, generate reports

Mind the Gap, March 2020 – data gaps, demographic differences

A Tale of Two Stories, April 2020 – time gaps, time intervals

How Can I Use My ComparativeInsite Report, June 2020 – ComparativeInsite analysis

What Can Population Trends Mean to Our Parish?, July 2020 – analyze population trends

Why Should We, and How Do We Use Data in Planning?, August 2020 – using data in planning

  PowerPoint Presentations

Presentations on MissionInsite have been made at different times and in different venues.  You may find the information contained in these presentations helpful.

 

What’s Your Parish and Community Story: Using MissionInsite in Your Planning presented by Laura Engel for the 2021 Gigs, Geeks & God Conference

Whether you’ve been engaged in planning at your parish for a while or are deciding to embark on a new planning journey, data should play a significant role in the planning process. Data available to you and your team can provide valuable insights and paint a clearer picture of what is going on in your parish and surrounding community. Together we'll discover how to Analyze, Interpret and Apply data from MissionInsite, a demographic tool provided to our parishes at no cost, to bridge the gap from data to decision.

How to Generate the MissionInsite Reports You Need for Planning: A Step-by-step Demonstration pre-recorded by Laura Engel for the 2021 Gigs, Geeks & God Conference. 

Data from MissionInsite, a demographic tool provided to our parishes at no cost, helps us create a picture of our communities and parishes – where they've been, where they are, where they're going. Application of this data can give a parish team direction in their missionary planning process. Together we'll walk through step-by-step instructions to access household and individual demographic information including future projections, map your parish members, and cross-analyze your parish and community.

 

Using MissionInsite to Build Parish Membership & School Enrollment by Carol Rybak, Schools Marketing Manager, and Mark Kemmeter.  Presented March 29, 2019, at Planning for the Future of Catholic Schools Conference.

Use MissionInsite to Build Parish Membership & School Enrollment by Mark Kemmeter, Director for the Office for Planning & Councils; Carol Rybak, Schools Marketing Manager, and Susan Skibba, MissionInsite Coordinator.  Presented January 10, 2019, at Gigs, Geeks & God.

Keynote Presentation by Chuck Salter, MissionInsite President.  Provides an overview of the Archdiocese, which demonstrates just some of MissionInsite's capabilities, and how you can obtain useful information using it, as well as the new User Interface that became available February 6, 2018. Presented February 2, 2018, at the Parish Council Congress.

Analysis of MissionInsite Data by Mark Kemmeter, Director for the Office for Planning & Councils.  Provides a better understanding of how MissionInsite can provide a parish with key information to focus ministerial efforts. Presented February 2, 2018, at the Parish Council Congress.

Basics of MissionInsite by Susan Skibba, MissionInsite Coordinator.  Provides an introduction to new core users of the report menu, how to generate reports, how to create maps, and how the data can assist your mission activity in the parish. Presented February 2, 2018, at the Parish Council Congress.

Parish Uses of MissionInsite by Mark Kemmeter, Director for Office for Planning & Councils and Susan Skibba, MissionInsite Coordinator.  Provides an overview of MissionInsite and its reports.  Presented January 10, 2018, at Gigs, Geeks & God.

PowerPoint presentation  by Chuck Salter, MissionInsite President.  Provides an overview of the Archdiocese, which demonstrates just some of MissionInsite's capabilities (using old platform) , and how you can obtain useful information using it.  Presented on February 11, 2017, at the Parish Council Congress.

NOTE:  All of the presentations listed above are PDFs of the original PowerPoint.  If you would like the actual PowerPoint sent to you, contact Laura Engel, Project & MissionInsite Coordinator, at EngelL@archmil.org requesting the specific PowerPoint presentation(s) and she will send it/them to you.

Laura Engel
Associate Director of Missionary Planning and Leadership
414-769-3354
engell@archmil.org

Michael Laird
Associate Director of Missionary Planning and Leadership
414-758-2216
lairdm@archmil.org

Rosalita Villa
Administrative Assistant
414-758-2217
villar@archmil.org

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