CCAH Blog: Industry Voices

Activist Conversion

Posted by Cece Lee on Nov 13, 2018 10:00:00 AM

So, your online and mobile engagement is on the up and up … Now what? Here at CCAH we’re always on the hunt for effective, exciting ways to convert online and mobile engagement into gifts. If you’re looking for the best way to capitalize on engagement, launch an online activist conversion campaign!

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Changing the Face of Philanthropy Summit

Posted by Darren Whetstone on Oct 22, 2018 10:00:00 AM

I had the pleasure of attending the Changing the Face of Philanthropy Summit in Washington, DC. This conference prides itself on offering meaningful conversations with experts from the nonprofit, private, and civic sectors to encourage philanthropy in the Black community. One of this year’s speakers was the Honorable Randall L. Woodfin, Esq., the Mayor of the City of Birmingham.

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Ready. Set. Pack!

Posted by Colleen Hutchings on Sep 26, 2018 10:00:00 AM

On September 11th, CCAH joined thousands of other volunteers to help AARP Foundation pack one million nutritious meals for low-income seniors in the DC metro area to wrap up AARP Foundation's  Summer of Service to Seniors℠.

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Ready for #GivingTuesday?

Posted by Brenna Holmes on Sep 5, 2018 10:00:00 AM

So #GivingTuesday (GT) is coming … yes, I know it’s 90 degrees in DC (and in many other places!), but holiday shopping, travel, and year-end fundraising seems to start earlier every year, so why not embrace it and get your plan in place now?

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Where has all the paper gone?

Posted by Shannon Murphy on Aug 31, 2018 10:21:47 AM

It’s getting harder and harder to get paper.  Some paper stock can take 10 weeks+ to get if the stock is a mill item. 

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Topics: direct mail, paper

Twinning Is Winning

Posted by Maryann Chan on Aug 21, 2018 8:00:00 AM

Since 1976, Twinsburg, Ohio has hosted an annual festival for twins where thousands of siblings gather to celebrate their similarities. But today the #twinning phenomenon has spread across social media and even the CCAH offices!

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Topics: CCAH

DMAW’s Digital Day Forum 2018

Posted by Mia Orantes on Aug 17, 2018 10:00:00 AM

I joined a few colleagues and ventured out to the DMAW’s 2018 Digital Day Forum at the District Architecture Center in downtown Washington, D.C. I was excited for the presentations, since it was my first time attending this event, and I was impressed by the actionable content and wealth of information that I learned in just a few hours.

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Meet CCAH’s Summer Interns!

Posted by Emma Bergon, Renae Meana, Sam Silverman on Aug 9, 2018 10:00:00 AM

Each year, our intern program coordinators Sunny Matani and Maryann Chan recruit talented college students that are eager to learn about the world of direct marketing and play a role in our mission. Our 2018 summer interns Emma, Renae, and Sam speak to their experience at CCAH.

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Topics: internships, intern

We’re Picnic Prepping!

Posted by Colleen Hutchings on Jul 2, 2018 10:00:00 AM

We’re at the peak of summer, which means it’s peak picnic time. At CCAH, we not only love developing high performing multichannel fundraising strategies, we also love prepping for an afternoon in the park. As we’re planning for upcoming feasts, we wanted to share some of our favorite summer treats. Happy picnicking!

Roshani K’s Spicy Harvest Noodles
1 lb of soba noodles or other thin noodles
1 clove garlic, minced
1 serrano pepper, diced
3 tbsp sesame oil (divided)
1 medium summer squash, medium carrot, and small thai eggplant, sliced (substitute with other farmers’ market finds)
2 tbsp. tamari or soy sauce (add more as needed)
1 pinch brown sugar
5 leaves purple Thai basil (if available)
1 tsp sesame seeds for garnish

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Topics: recipes

Client Spotlight: United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

Posted by Brittney Miles & Ana Medvedeva on Jun 13, 2018 12:00:00 PM

As fundraisers, one of the most exciting parts of our job is seeing the results of a campaign: the response rates, the gifts, and the income. It’s easy to get absorbed in using these numbers to measure success, and forget the immeasurable impact we are making. Seeing our clients in action helps us take a step back and see the larger scope of our work, and how critical it is to an organization's mission. Over the past few weeks we’ve had the pleasure of attending two events with the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, seeing first hand some of the programs that our team helps to support.

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