Episcopal Diocese of Washington

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an enduring faith in Jesus Christ

Realm Initiative

TRAINING SERIES: Growing with Realm

In 2017, the Diocese of Washington launched an initiative in partnership with ACS Technologies to make the Realm Connect system available to EDOW parishes at a discounted rate and with premium features. The Diocese is also committed to sponsoring ongoing training for parishes adopting and using Realm.

Realm is a fully online parish membership system that offers a comprehensive tool for tracking pledges and contributions, a way for committees and groups to coordinate and communicate, online event and meeting registration, tools for parish staff and group leaders communicate with parishioners and track hospitality follow up and engagement in formation programs, and an online parish membership directory. In addition, parishioners are able to make pledges and contributions and engage fully with all these features online or through an app on any mobile device. The system also offers an optional accounting module to provide bookkeeping capability. The Realm system is continuously evolving and growing, so new features are being added to it in responses to the needs of parish clients. More information on Realm is available on the ACS website

Online information and training sessions in using Realm are available to parishes in the Diocese of Washington at no cost.  Please click on the links below to register for the training sessions:


By offering online giving through Realm, parishioners can pledge and contribute at any time, and is a powerful tool for ensuring a successful parish stewardship campaign, capital campaign, or special appeal. Join this webinar to find out what your parish's next steps are in launching online giving this fall.   In the webinar, Ashley Perry, ACS Technologies eGiving Coach, will walk you through Realm eGiving features and implementation tips. Templates and information to help support your parish stewardship campaign will also be available. Ashley has several years of experience helping churches launch online giving. You won't want to miss this opportunity!

This training session is for parishes who are currently using or interested in using the Realm platform, or who would like to know more about the potential of online giving for parish stewardship.  Clergy and any parish leaders who are involved in parish giving are encouraged to participate in this online session. There will be opportunities to ask questions during and at the end of the session.

The session will be offered on Tuesday, October 23 at 2 PM and Tuesday, October 30 at 2 PM.

Register Here


Contact IT Director Peter Turner with questions.