CCAH Blog: Industry Voices

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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Did You Know....

Posted by Meg Kross Lee on May 4, 2015 12:25:57 PM

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?

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

Posted by Shannon Miller, Account Representative on Mar 13, 2015 5:03:29 PM

Shannon MillerFor 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.

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Achievement Unlocked: Using Gamification to Drive Response

Posted by Dan Atherton, Digital Analytics and Optimization Coordinator on Mar 11, 2015 11:06:02 AM

Dan AthertonWhat 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?

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

Posted by Kelly Potchak, Director of Copywriting Services on Mar 5, 2015 10:47:00 AM

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.

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Angry Donors Calling? What a Great Opportunity!

Posted by Sandra Paul Bishop, Vice President of Fundraising on Jan 16, 2015 3:10:26 PM

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.

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Does Your Email Program Pass the Test?

Posted by Admin CCAH on Aug 28, 2014 2:08:00 PM

By Damien Shirley, Account Executive | Right now, more emails are being sent than ever before. 240 million emails are being sent every minute, while your average email user receives roughly 140 messages per day.

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

Posted by Admin CCAH on Aug 18, 2014 6:10:00 PM

By Chrissy Hyre, Senior Strategist | We all know how important yearend is to hitting our fundraising goals. We start months in advance (like, now) to lay out our smartest, most strategic best. And it's important, because it funds our critical work the rest of the year.

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Finding Inspiration at CCAH's Staff Retreat

Posted by Admin CCAH on Aug 11, 2014 2:25:00 PM

By Chrissy Hyre, Senior Strategist | At CCAH, we pride ourselves on always asking "what’s next?" But sometimes even we have to take a step back and remind ourselves that the question is not about our to-do list.

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The Perfect Recipe for Prospect List Segmentation

Posted by Admin CCAH on Jul 31, 2014 6:11:00 PM

By Sue Wong, Planner | With just a few ingredients, you can tailor every acquisition.

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