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Local Address:  Virginia , United States
Faith Direct Inc
601 S. Washington Street
Alexandria , Virginia 22314
United States

Company Description: Faith Direct offers far more than the mechanics of an automated payment system. We provide churches with a strategic plan and complete, effective marketing...   more

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W. Brian ..., 17 Oct 2015 [cached]
W. Brian Walsh President Click here to email Brian
Warfield & Walsh, 10 July 2015 [cached]
Brian Walsh Warfield & Walsh
Biography: Brian Walsh
W. Brian Walsh has 20 years of notable experience in fundraising and marketing. Brian is a 1990 graduate of the Catholic University of America; he was president of his graduating senior class. He and his wife have four young children and are active members of Blessed Sacrament Catholic Community in Alexandria, VA. Brian is a Board Member of the Catholic Volunteer Network ( serving on the Executive Committee, as well as chairs the Development Committee.
Brian is president and principal of Warfield & Walsh, Inc. Warfield & Walsh is recognized as one of the top direct marketing fundraising agencies in the country. In addition to being the Chief Operating Officer for the agency, Brian overseas strategic planning, creative and analysis for Warfield & Walsh clients. Brian's firm has helped raise over 800 million dollars for their clients. He has presented at multiple conferences on development and philanthropy.
Brian is also the founder and president of Faith Direct, Inc. Faith Direct has evolved into the leading firm providing complete e-Giving services to Churches throughout the United States. More information on Faith Direct can be found at
Faith Direct - Press Release, 10 May 2007 [cached]
So says W. Brian Walsh, parishioner of Blessed Sacrament Parish in Alexandria and president of Faith Direct, an Alexandria-based company that provides a full-service automated payment program specifically designed for monetary collections in Catholic churches. Through Faith Direct, parishioners can automatically deduct their offertory contributions from their checking or savings accounts (or charge them to a credit card) in one lump sum at the beginning of each month, similar to automated mortgage, car or insurance payments. Five parishes in the Arlington Diocese currently use Faith Direct - some others have their own methods of electronic giving - and Walsh hopes only to expand that number. As of press time, approximately 25 more diocesan parishes had registered for one of two Faith Direct information luncheons held Tuesday and Wednesday at St. Timothy Church in Chantilly and Blessed Sacrament, respectively - the first two parishes in the diocese to implement the program. Both churches have used Faith Direct for a year and a half, with St. Theresa Parish in Ashburn joining in December, St. Patrick Parish in Fredericksburg in March and St. James Parish in Falls Church in April.
Walsh, co-founder of Warfield and Walsh, a direct mail fund-raising company, said that for years he and his wife struggled to get themselves and their small children to Mass on time, and, as a result, often forgot to bring their offertory envelope. After finding no electronic giving remedy that specifically helped Catholic churches, Faith Direct was born. "I frankly didn't need to start another company," Walsh said. "I want to work in the Catholic Church because I want to make a difference. I'd rather be known in 10 years as Faith Direct being the company that changed the way people gave. More than anything else, that to me would be an accomplishment." Seventeen parishes in the neighboring Archdiocese of Washington use Faith Direct - the largest number in any diocese in the country - and dioceses in Michigan, Missouri, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania and Rhode Island also participate.
"While we certainly did not invent electronic giving for parishes, we're considered one of the leaders in the country because our approach is much different - it's full service," Walsh said. "It's up to Faith Direct to run the entire process." That means Faith Direct accesses accounts and handles marketing, mailings, customer service and databases - all the details it takes to bring parish collections into an electronically driven society.
"It's not just for offertory, it's for any second collection that's mandated by the diocese, plus any unique gifts," Walsh said.
Only 30 percent of the parish community consistently supports their parish, Walsh said.
"We have, in this diocese, been able to demonstrate that we are converting (to electronic giving) 25 percent of those donors in year one, which is significant," he said, adding that the 26 percent conversion at St. Patrick is a primary example. "Basically a quarter of the donating population is gravitating toward electronic giving. We're seeing, on average, an additional 10 gifts a year in the offertory.
Brian Walsh, President, ..., 25 June 2015 [cached]
Brian Walsh, President, Faith Direct
"As parishioners practice their Lenten sacrifices during Lent, this year we are inviting church families across the country to make a permanent switch away from offertory envelopes and towards eGiving," says W. Brian Walsh, founder and president of Faith Direct, the leading eGiving provider for churches nationwide.
Faith Direct President W. Brian Walsh is available to discuss any of these topics as well as this new campaign to inspire church families to give up envelopes.
"Now is the time for the Church to phase out the old system of giving, and adapt eGiving just as parishioners are adapting it as their preferred means of giving," Walsh adds, noting that Faith Direct is empowering parishes and dioceses with a better understanding of this next step in the evolution of offertory, and providing full-service eGiving strategies that go beyond just processing electronic transactions.
"Our core mission has not changed in 10 years," Walsh adds. "Faith Direct is uniquely positioned to continue our role in helping parishes and Dioceses integrate eGiving as the main platform for donation support."
For a great story on how a company has transformed Church giving in just ten years - and how our full-service, customer-focused strategies are having a dramatic impact on our success and the growth of parish offertories across the nation - contact Faith Direct President Brian Walsh at (703) 519-5710 or via email here.
Brian Walsh, President of Faith Direct, added "I have long admired the faithful tradition in which CCS manages their organization, and the phenomenal work they do for their Church clients. The Faith Direct team is thrilled to collaborate with CCS and work together to deliver even greater results for the Church."
Faith Direct's growth reflects the fact that the ability to accept electronic donations - whether through automatic bank debit or credit card - is quickly becoming a requirement for any church organization's financial stability. Faith Direct is empowering parishes and dioceses with a better understanding of this next step in the evolution of offertory, and providing full-service eGiving strategies that go beyond just processing electronic transactions.
"Faith Direct understands that the skill and experience with which an eGiving program is introduced and administered is frequently the difference between a successful program and one which falls short of its potential," explains Walsh. "We encourage church-wide participation in our programs though customized direct mail and email communications and exciting innovations like our new iOS App - and in doing so, we help churches grow their offertory while establishing a benchmark for converting check writers to eGivers."
Today, Faith Direct works in 65 Dioceses supporting offertory, second collections, Appeals and Capital Campaigns. For more information on what makes the Faith Direct program uniquely innovative and effective, visit To arrange an interview with Faith Direct President Brian Walsh, call (703) 519-5710.
Brian ..., 25 June 2015 [cached]
Brian Walsh, President, Faith Direct
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