CCAH Blog: Industry Voices

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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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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Mid-Year Thoughts

Posted by Kim Cubine on May 31, 2018 12:30:00 PM

What a difference a year makes. This time last year I was still in a post-election funk. Not even the promise of summer could lift my spirits. 

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Planning for the Unknown

Posted by Sarah Osinski on May 18, 2018 2:00:00 PM

Direct marketers thrive on using past experience and collected data to develop robust fundraising plans for the organizations we work with. That is easier at certain times than others. We all understand the importance of implementing best practices, tried-and-true campaigns, and anchor efforts, but what about when you are faced with the unknown? What tools, tips and techniques should you use to be prepared to pounce when an opportunity arises, and maximize those efforts?

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This Earth Day, Join the Fight

Posted by John Kim on Apr 19, 2018 9:00:00 AM

At a young age, I found it imperative to learn about and appreciate nature. As a kid, I remember going on field trips to our local marsh to plant trees and joining environmental clubs at school to raise awareness and participate in clean-up events. Environmental issues have always and continue to be significant to me because although our society continues to make significant progress in securing for ourselves a better future, it will only go so far if we don’t have an inhabitable planet in the future.

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Celebrating Our Clients

Posted by Kim Cubine on Apr 11, 2018 10:00:00 AM

At CCAH we are so proud and grateful to work with clients that are making the world a better place. And we love celebrating major milestones with our clients by attending anniversary events.

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Reflection on Mentor-For-A-Day

Posted by John Kim on Mar 30, 2018 2:10:00 PM

Many students can learn about the basics of marketing, standard terminology, and common practices in their college courses, but not everyone gets the chance to have a real-life experience that truly provides invaluable understanding in the field of marketing.

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Back to Basics

Posted by Katie Pimblett on Mar 15, 2018 9:15:00 AM

Here at CCAH, we’re always looking for cutting edge ways to raise as much money as possible for our clients. But, that doesn’t mean we can overlook the basics. In fact, without solid foundations in your fundraising program, the newest and coolest techniques might not even be effective.

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Celebrating 25 Years & Looking Ahead

Posted by Kim Cubine on Nov 17, 2017 10:00:00 AM

I can’t wait! After a year of living in a surreal political environment where facts are disregarded, news is unworthy, and public service is disparaged, I am packing my bags for Little Rock for the 25th Anniversary of the election of Bill Clinton & Al Gore.

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The Joy of Service with Colleagues

Posted by David Wolkin on Oct 16, 2017 2:48:33 PM

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