CCAH Blog: Industry Voices

Rookie of the Quarter - Alyssa Ackerman

Client Spotlight: the Crohn's & Colitis Foundation


Women's History Month - Part 2

Women's History Month - Part 1

2019’s Non-Profit Conferences That Should be on Your Radar!

Seasonality:  It’s a thing!

Happy New Year from the CCAH Family

2018 Highlight : American Diabetes Association Step Out Walk

What CCAH is Thankful For This Holiday Season

The Best Tuesday of the Year - #GivingTuesday

The Importance of KPIs

Activist Conversion

Changing the Face of Philanthropy Summit

Ready. Set. Pack!

Ready for #GivingTuesday?

Where has all the paper gone?

Twinning Is Winning

DMAW’s Digital Day Forum 2018

Meet CCAH’s Summer Interns!

We’re Picnic Prepping!

Client Spotlight: United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

Mid-Year Thoughts

Planning for the Unknown

This Earth Day, Join the Fight

Celebrating Our Clients

Reflection on Mentor-For-A-Day

Back to Basics

Celebrating 25 Years & Looking Ahead

The Joy of Service with Colleagues

Testing Innovative Formats

Creative Voices Sharing Knowledge

Make Facebook a Part of Your Multi-Channel Campaign

The Smart Women of CCAH

Year-End 2016: Lessons Learned

Taking Time to Say “Thanks” – A CCAH Holiday Tradition

Prepping for Renewals

North Carolina (and me) for Hillary

The Art of the DM Scare: Making the Most of Fear in Direct Marketing

Vote Early!

Video is the Next Big Thing

Phoenix Children’s Hospital Foundation Joins the CCAH Family

CCAH Shines at MAXI Award Ceremony

How to keep the “summer slowdown” from becoming the “summer letdown”

Oh What A Night! Our Brava Winner Reflects

Giving Days Aren’t Just for Tuesdays Anymore

We want YOU for Digital Day!

Hope in Real Life: City of Hope’s 40th Annual Bone Marrow Transplant Reunion

CCAH Captures a Pair of Pollie Awards

Doing The Best For Our Environmental Clients

Bon Appetit! Fine Dining Techniques Can Engage Nonprofit Donors

Meet CCAH’s New Data Analyst: Anna Rhodes

When You're With Her, You're With Them

Women Who Inspire Us

Cubine’s Search for “What’s Next” Leads to CCAH

CCAH Supporting Homeless Charity this Thanksgiving!

Did You Know....? Part III

Walk Like MADD!

CCAH Teams Up with Pet Partners!

Putting Pen to Paper to turn Passion into Progress

Three Certainties

Three Decades Celebration!

No More Victims - MADD National Conference

CCAH Wins Big Again! - 2015 MAXI Awards

Charleston Reflection

DMFA Package of the Year Award - Guide Dogs for the Blind

Did You Also Know....

Did You Know....

Taking Your Message International May Seem Overwhelming – But It’s So Worth It

Achievement Unlocked: Using Gamification to Drive Response

“Hey Everyone, I Screwed Up at My Job!”
A Tale from the 2015 DMA Nonprofit Federation Conference

Angry Donors Calling? What a Great Opportunity!

Two Questions to Ask to Boost Your Fundraising Efforts

Giving Back this Holiday Season

Greg Adams Wins Inaugural DMAW EF Kay Lautman Mentorship Award

Kim Cubine Wins Bronze at Stevie Awards

CCAH Lending a Helping Hand for the Holidays

GOTV? Aren’t you already on TV?

Only one week away - don't miss DMAW's Digital Day!


Does Your Email Program Pass the Test?

Christmas in August – 5 Easy Steps to a December You’ll Remember

Finding Inspiration at CCAH's Staff Retreat

The Perfect Recipe for Prospect List Segmentation

Igniting Change

Join CCAH at the 2014 Bridge Conference

Turning Retweets Into Revenue

Christmas in July: Prospecting Tips from Santa Claus

Today's Marketing Agency Must Be a Driving Force

CCAH Welcomes a New Member to the Family: Mothers Against Drunk Driving

Shannon Murphy: DMAW Volunteer of the Year

Don't Put All of Your Direct Marketing Eggs in One Basket

Catch our latest webinar - Surround Sound Fundraising

Thank you—from the boardroom to the mailbox AND the inbox

3 Golds, 4 Silvers and 3 Bronzes

Spring Cleaning for your Creative

CCAH and City of Hope Win Hubbies’ 2014 Courageous Client Award

Every Night is Ladies Night in March

Pinching Production Pennies (Without Sacrificing Results)

Don’t Be Frightened of New Ideas!

We Heart Valentine’s Fundraising

The Debate Rages On!

Shannon Murphy Honored as Volunteer of the Year

Giving Thanks by Giving Back, Part 2

Expanded work with EDF proves direct mail is not dead

Giving Thanks by Giving Back

Digital IS Direct – A Digital Day Wrap-Up

CCAH Brought the Sizzle to the Salsa Conference

Decision Science: Finding New Ways to Know Our Donors

CCAH Takes the Gold (Award)!

New Integrated Comms Workbook – It’s a MUST Read!

Join us for DMAW’s Digital Day Oct. 16

Marrying Offline and Online Outreach

Twenty is our lucky number!

R.I.P. to Telemarketing...Never!

Supermodels will be working it during the DMAW Bridge Conference by Jamie Noblin

CCAH, AARP and the DNC Sharing Direct Marketing Expertise by Kim Cubine

Challenge the Status Quo at the 2013 NY Non-Profit Conference!

The Overhead Myth

Top 5 Tips you can’t live without in the world of email testing! #NNOnlineLab

Perfect your Outreach through Email Testing at Netroots Nation 2013!

Join us! CCAH Heading to the Big Apple for Fundraising Day in New York

Can You Pass the Testing Test?

DMAW's Digital Day - Call for Papers!

Do We Really Need Another Conference on Fundraising?

What is it that makes surveys so irresistible?

Innovative Formats & Integrated Campaigns (IFIC) is Back!

CCAH Brings Home 18 AAPC Pollie Awards!

Award-winning Digital Creator Joins the CCAH Team

Join us at the AFP Conference April 7-9

CCAH Has Gone to the Dogs

CCAH Welcomes Hilary Baar!

Grow Your Supporter Base with a New Certification Program

Post-Election Evening: Big Data = Big Dollars – How Did They Do It?

Saturday Mail on the Chopping Block

John Wanda Recieves “Live It” Award

Blast from the past! Donor Complaints - Listen & Learn

Ring in 2013 with Fundraising Resolutions

The Norm Model: You Wanna Go Where Everybody Knows Your Name

Want an Effective Email Fundraising Program?

What I Learned Today: Climbing the Mountain

The Intricacies of Proofreading

CCAH Adds Two Organizations to Our Customer Base

John Wanda Receives Two Prominent Community Awards

Two CCAH Campaigns Recognized at the International ECHO Awards

Elements of Multi-Channel Fundraising: Outreach Redefined

And the Gold Award Goes to … CCAH!

What I Did on my Summer Vacation

Stuck on a Design Project? Tricks for Getting Past the Blank Screen

Can Your Testing Make the Grade?

Home Is Where the Heart Is

Your Creative Tank Is Empty. Now What?

Reignite an Old Flame with Telemarketing!

CCAH Takes Home 20! - 2012 DMAW MAXI Awards

Knock Knock. Who’s There? Your Donors.

Two CCAH Campaigns Recognized with DMA ECHO Awards

What I Learned Today: Calm Down, Take Action and Do Not Start Fires

KISS me, you fool, and I’ll give you a gift!

Plastic Surgery on Your Direct Mail Package

Introducing the CCAH Intern Series: What I Learned Today

Social Media for Social Change

Embarking on Social Media? You’ll Want to Read This

GEEK ALERT: I love budgets.

Jim Hussey on Display at Artomatic

Cleaning House in Email Marketing

Shannon Murphy Elected to Assoc. of Direct Response Fundraising Counsel’s Board

Speaking to the Heart: Emotional Hooks in Fundraising

Class Wars in Our Mailboxes

CCAH’s Takes Work with Relief Organizations to New Heights!

BACON, the new SPAM?

It's Not Easy Being Green. Or is it?

Green Premiums - Oxymoron or Actuality?

Digital, Mobile, and Social – Oh My! Here comes Innogive & NTC 2012.

Want to learn how to successfully fundraise online?

Using Media to Implement Global Change

Secrets to Success: Nonprofits and Online Video

DMA Nonprofit Conference: Beating the long-standing control

6 Levels of Permission-Based Email: Marketers Find More Than Six Degrees of Separation Between Double Opt-in and Opt-out Lists

CCAH leaders to share knowledge at DMA Nonprofit Conference

Will your email win best dressed at this year’s Oscar party?

OMG, Acronyms Rule!

The $5,000 Question: Finding the Right Ask Using Predictive Data Analysis

CCAH Gives Back

Bridging the gap between mail and online fundraising

The Great Debate: Channel Wars

It’s not easy being green: sustainability and you

How To: Image Resolution

The Role of Marketing Channels on Fundraising for the 2012 Election

Who are these people? Understanding your donors with data overlays

It’s Never Too Late to Integrate

Bringing sexy back: Direct mail production & tracking

The Future of Direct Marketing, Part 3

The Future of Direct Marketing, Part 2

The Future of Direct Marketing, Part 1

Improve Your List Management and Acquisition Program!

National Postal Update - Mail Service Delays

It's Not Direct Marketing if You Can't Track It!

Update: April 17 Nonprofit direct mail postage rates will go up

URGENT: Mail Service Update. Service Slow & Stopped in Some Places

The Assorted Pleasures of Focus Groups and M&Ms

Direct Mail Design Tips Illustrated

Don't be a direct mail cowboy! You have resources around you, use them!

Are you thinking of raising your membership dues?

Giving Thanks: (For Donor Friendships – with Benefits)

What does integration mean to you?

The Pros and Cons of Premiums

Sustainers: Still Taking Checks?

Create Donors - Not Addicts

Set your Activists Free

Lies, Damned Lies, and Statistics

When Sharing Pays Off: Finding Donors through Co-ops

The Four “Golden Rules” of Major Donor Direct Mail

Top Three Tips for Working with a Graphic Designer

Don’t Sign that Pre-Nuptial Agreement!

Monthly Giving Around the World

When to use Proprietary Change of Address

The Good News About Telemarketing

What are YOU Afraid of?

Subject Lines Matter

The “F-word” and Five Other Words to Get a Rise Out of Your Online Donors

How Direct Marketing Testing is like Star Wars

Testing: Proving women are easy and cheap!

Lucky Number 7! Top Seven Ways to DECREASE Direct Mail Production Costs

Social Media Case Study: Facebook plus integrated marketing helps raise $950,000

10 Must Ask Questions About Your Direct Marketing Program

Dear Jim : The Importance of Professional Proofreading

Donor Complaints? Listen and Learn!

Think Small : Heresy, you say? Not when overwhelming donors might work against you.

A Look at Style: Why Nonprofit Fundraising Packages Look the Way They Do

Showing Appreciation for Mom … And Your Donors

Dear Jim... - A New Monthly Nonprofit Fundraising Blog Series -

The Top 10 Things I Learned During My First Year in Direct Mail

New Member Strategies For Your Nonprofit

How Do They Do That?! The Ins and Outs of Recycled Paper

Contextualizing Your Data

Grappling With Writer’s... Um ...

Five Things YOU Need to Know Before You Mail Anything

Around the World in 11 Seconds

How to Stand Out, When the Whole World’s Irish.

The Best Lists in Prospecting Are Free!

DMAW’s Innovative Formats Inventive Techniques Seminar wrap-up

What is better than watching Shaun White win the gold?

My Ongoing Love Affair With Direct Mail

Direct Marketers: Can’t We All Just Get Along?

Donors: Turn Doubters Into Believers

Tales of Nudists & Onions. Part 2

Tales of Nudists & Onions. Part 1


’Twas the Week Before Christmas

Planned Giving Primer

Yada, Yada, Yada

Do You Just Love Me for My Money?

Don’t Write Off Direct Mail