I remember a few years ago when Flocknote was just me and a marked-up whiteboard. Since that time we've seen it grow a lot and added some amazing members to the team. Now, we've reached the next big step.
Lighthouse Catholic Media has made a substantial investment into Flocknote and, more importantly, made a commitment to helping Flocknote accomplish its mission of helping the Church communicate more efficiently and effectively. Lighthouse Catholic Media is an impressive company and apostolate that has an inspiring story all its own (more on them soon!). But for now, just know that we don't enter into partnerships like this lightly, nor without a lot of prayer and discernment on both sides. Very good things are already in the works.
What does it mean for existing Flocknote users? First, know that our mission here at Flocknote and plan for accomplishing it remain the same. Second, Flocknote just got a partner and the resources to execute that plan on a bigger scale and to serve you much more effectively in the coming years. It also means that we'll be able to do a lot more exciting stuff in the very near future. So stay tuned! And let me know if you have any questions or concerns at all.
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Two Popular Catholic Media Companies Join Forces
Dallas, TX — July 6, 2012 — A recipe for “cutting-edge, effective communication” has come together for Catholic parishes around the country. Veteran Catholic-content distributor, Lighthouse Catholic Media has joined forces with innovative Catholic communication company, Flocknote.
"It's exciting to see a huge force like Lighthouse Catholic Media make such a substantial investment in the mission of Flocknote," says Flocknote CEO and founder, Matthew Warner. "Flocknote has been really successful in recent years at revolutionizing communication for parishes around the country. It's humbling to have seen it grow from an idea and one employee a few years ago into what it is today. And now, with the additional resources and expertise we have with Lighthouse Catholic Media on the team, we are poised to take some really big next steps. We believe God has some really big plans."
In addition to all of that, this new partnership is going to bear a lot of other fruits as well. Not only does all of this mean improved tools for communication and organization in the Church and increased engagement from hungry parishioners, but it also means huge opportunities to put quality Catholic content at the digital fingertips of the faithful.
“We are very excited about this incredible opportunity to partner with Flocknote to more fully answer the call for the New Evangelization. We believe that through Flocknote’s technology, Lighthouse Catholic Media will be able to reach many more souls for Christ and His Church! In addition, this partnership greatly enhances our Youth Programs and ability to promote our content through digital media.” says Mark Middendorf, President of Lighthouse Catholic Media.
"This is an excellent partnership because Flocknote empowers Lighthouse and Lighthouse empowers Flocknote. In the end, we both become more effective in reaching our goal to serve the Church. It's a true synergy." adds Dave Durand, Vice-President of Lighthouse Catholic Media.
Flocknote is a simple way to grow and engage your community using email, texting and more. And it's made specifically for Catholic parishes, dioceses, schools and organizations.
Lighthouse Catholic Media is the largest distributor of Catholic content in the world, supplying CDs and digital MP3s from well-known Catholics to over 4,000 parishes throughout the United States and Canada.