schedule your event and go live with your fans.
Bring your members together online or in the real world. Choose a Meeting, Text Chat, Live Video, or Local Event. Comes with RSVP, messaging, and integrations with third-party services like Facebook, YouTube, and Zoom.
it's your event
Launch the webinar you want.
grow your impact
No audience? No problem. We do.
Zero costs for your free event.
how Catholic webinars should be
Hosting your live class with SmartCatholics to get rid your anxiety, bundle multiple tools, and most importantly – launch to an audience.
Get a beautiful, intuitive layout perfect for your promotional text and photos. You’ll love it. So will they.
Schedule ahead of time
Publish the date and time, or make it recurring!
Easy to edit
Set your details, upload a photo, and launch. Make updates or re-schedule whenever you want!
At the end of your webinar, promote anything you want: the rest of your course, consulting, or ask for donations.
Use your Zoom link, your YouTube livestream, or any livestream service you want!
Message your Members
Message everyone coming to your event in one place. Send reminders and follow up requests.
Promote your live to your list. Boost your credibility, and improve how students learn from you!
All webinars resonate with the SmartCatholics vision and guidelines.
See who will be attending with a simple RSVP option. Restrict your event link until they RSVP – like ticketing.
All events are public to the SmartCatholics community. Ask about paid or private events!
Our growing team of Catholic marketers are a DM or email away, and can chat with you every step of the way.
Start creating your first event
Send us your idea for an event, who its for, and what your top question is!
Dominic will respond asap to get you going!
Frequently Asked Questions
Is SmartCatholics right for you? Get answers to the most frequently asked questions so you can make the best decision for you.
Quick answers to common questions
Who it's for
Is SmartCatholics right for you?
Fees & Refunds
How fees and membership works.
All the little extra questions.
Quick answers to common questions
What is SmartCatholics?
SmartCatholics is one of the fastest-growing communities to support Pope Francis, help Catholics regroup, and create resources to renew our hope. We’re smart, magnetic first-responders, and having a good time!
Where do webinars happen?
All online events are organized inside the SmartCatholics community. The software we’re using is Mighty Networks, which has courses built in.
As more events are added, we will add ways for people to search, sift, and browse for more courses, and connect with your profile.
What will I get from hosting an event?
If you’ve never gone live, then you get the strongest change to reach new people, and stay in touch.
You will get consulting from professional marketers to organize your event.
Most importantly, you can launch to a Catholic audience. As we grow, your impact grows!
What is expected of me?
After launching your event, share the news about it on your blog, social media, and email list. Respect the RSVPs of your members with tactful, intentional messages.
How is SmartCatholics different to any other online event site?
There are many online events out there – most of them will be far better than the simple tools that we have to offer.
What they don’t have is a Catholic audience. Your online event can get ‘lost in the shuffle’ of hundreds of other unrelated events. And you’re doing it on your own.
With SmartCatholics, you launch with an audience. Our active community is already here. Your online events are related to the other events, so it’s easier for students to keep registering, and discovering.
And you’re not alone; you have a Catholic community, and our growing peer group.
What's not available with free events?
Setting up a free event is completely free. You aren’t able to sell access to the event. Ask us today about charging for events in SmartCatholics.
Where else can I learn about SmartCatholics?
Visit our About page for more details on the vision and mission.
Who it's for
Find out if SmartCatholics is right for you.
Who's right for creating an event?
Any Catholic speaker or catechist on fire with the Faith is welcome. Everyone who can demonstrate an expertise in their field, and adherence to the Catechism and Magisterium, guided by Pope Francis.
Degrees are welcome, but you can be a seminarian, or studying toward your degree. You have to be comfortable with using online tools, such as Zoom, Facebook live, or any other tools.
All speakers and creators must be open to Pope Francis and his vision. Even though we may not all agree, we act and speak in respect.
Who's not right for SmartCatholics?
If you don’t like or agree with our vision at SmartCatholics, have little to no experience teaching yourself to use online tools, or are trying to promote a message at odds with the Magisterium as guided by Pope Francis, then this is not for you.
Is SmartCatholics just for 'smart' Catholics?
Everyone is welcome, from any background. We have non-Catholics within our community as well. This is a home for Catholics of all walks of life who celebrate kindness and learning as the baseline for how we are.
Can I set up a pre-recorded event?
Yes. You can premiere a video on YouTube, for example. Obviously, being live creates a more responsive event for your students – which improves attention and interest.
My situation in the Faith is unique - will this work for me?
It probably will! As long as we are all actively united around the same goals, we are open to tolerate many viewpoints and backgrounds. We believe in unity in essentials, openness in details, and kindness in everything.
Will my event work anywhere in the world?
Yes! Anyone with internet access will be able to join your event, leave comments, and connect with you. Be aware of timezone differences.
If English isn't my native language, can I create an event?
We have Catholic members from all over the world. Since this platform was launched in English, we start with mostly English events.
But if you can connect us with someone fluent in your language and English who can verify your content, then we’d love to have you!
How tech-savvy do I need to be to make an event?
If you can use Facebook or Zoom, then it’s easy! We will not host or handle the details of your event, so you must have confidence in dealing with people.
Can I share my event with my network?
Yes! Your event landing page is public, and you link to it in your profile in our public directory. It’s a 2 for 1 value to get Google and SEO to pick up your work. Share it with friends, fans, and fellows.
Fees & Guarantees
How fees and membership works.
How much does SmartCatholics cost?
Launching a free event is free. We plan to keep it that way forever.
Charging for an event requires that you’re a member of our free Catholic Impact Accelerator group, and paying a monthly fee.
If you want more help with your event, or even have someone else handle setting it up for you, just ask about one of our SmartCatholics even assistants.
Do you offer a guarantee?
Satisfaction is guaranteed. If you are not happy with your event, you can cancel it and go anywhere else.
What types of payment do you accept?
Payment for any membership is all online, through Stripe, or Paypal. We don’t accept offline transactions.
Can I cancel my event?
Yes, any time. Just send us an email with your reason why, and we can remove everything from our platform. You can also create your event on any other platform you like at the same time. It’s your content!
Can I cancel my membership?
Yes, any time. Just email us to remove you from SmartCatholics, or you can remove yourself.
All the little extra questions to help you make your decision.
How is SmartCatholics different from free Facebook groups?
SmartCatholics is especially focused on a space for Catholics, a space that is free of toxicity, trolls, and ads. Our culture focuses on kindness and learning, and union with the Holy Father.
There are plenty of Catholics Facebook groups, many are much, much larger. But conversation in those proves to be hard to manage, since they don’t have a culture.
And, Facebook is designed to harvest your attention for ads, and keep you scatterbrained. Our community creates a space that is much more focused.
How do you support Catholic speakers?
Everything we do at SmartCatholics is building the kingdom – for the Faithful People of God, and for their servants, the speakers and creators like you.
Our community brings us all together. Our courses and events provide training and education. Our videos are hosted on YouTube so that everyone can access them.
Our Catholic Impact Accelerator is a private peer group for networking and support.
Will I speak with or get feedback directly from a real person?
Yes, you can email the founder – Dominic – any time, or schedule a call. We also host multiple live sessions each month in different groups as a way to bring the community together. You can join and brainstorm, or ask questions and network.
How can I give a certificate for my event?
There are no included ways to provide certification for events. This is up to you to handle based on your attendees’ interactions.
What if I have another question not listed here?
Email Dominic any time, or send him a direct message (DM) through the community.