BOO! It’s the ghost who knows your most epic direct marketing fails. And in a matter of days, that ghost is going to Tweet them to out to the entire industry!
CCAH Blog: Industry Voices
It happens to all of us. The days are longer and the weather is warmer and we want to spend more time outside and less time connected to the ‘real world.’
Here at Chapman Cubine Adams + Hussey, we don’t just have one day dedicated to the Earth. For those of us who have the pleasure of working with environmental clients, April 22nd is just one of 365 days we spend thinking about our planet and how we can help save it. We're inspired by our clients' hard work to take care of the Earth and fight threats such as climate change, fracking, and the extinction of endangered species. And we bring the direct marketing savvy to engage new environmental donors with this important work.
All good fundraisers know that a successful direct response program relies, in part, on establishing strong relationships between donors and organizations. To do this effectively, we have to understand why donors are motivated to give in the first place—and then find ways to appeal to their unique motivators and needs.
CCAH is thrilled to welcome Anna Rhodes to our Analytics team!
Kim Cubine, our president, navigates the fast-paced culture of the District like a native born Washingtonian. As comfortable as she is in the Washington D.C. metro area, did you know that she grew up in a setting much different than where she currently resides and works?
For as long as I can remember, I’ve always looked past the national and been far more interested in events abroad. It seems many Americans share my passion, especially when it comes to giving.
What if I told you that you were in the top 10% of nonprofit marketing professionals – but that to make it into the top 5%, you’d have to join 63 others from your area who have finished reading this blog post?
When people succeed at something—anything—we tend to pat ourselves on the back and move on. We don’t spend nearly as much time and energy dissecting a success to figure out what went right as we do picking apart a failure to determine what went wrong.
Focusing on the negative—the failure—is human nature, and we evolved that way for the sake of survival. If we fail to understand what has harmed us in the past, we are doomed to repeat it, quite possibly to our own demise.
Following the year-end crush of fundraising, giving and buying, you may have heard from a few of your donors (supporters) who were not so happy with so much mail … or email… or calls. Let’s say they were disgruntled. Your first thought may be to apologize for the intrusion on their holiday fun and rethink every strategy you employed the last three months. Well, hold that thought and action.