CCAH Blog: Industry Voices

Year-End 2016: Lessons Learned

Posted by Colleen Hutchings on Mar 1, 2017 9:00:00 AM

The last week of the year is the biggest week for direct response fundraising, especially digital, and 2016 was no exception. Across the board, CCAH clients outraised previous year-end campaigns and beat revenue goals. Here are a few of our lessons learned from digital year-end 2016 that can be utilized to boost your campaigns during all of 2017.

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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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Two Questions to Ask to Boost Your Fundraising Efforts

Posted by Eric A. Nielsen, Messaging Strategist on Jan 6, 2015 12:21:56 PM

Reprinted with permission, copyright December 2014, courtesy ASAE: The Center for Association Leadership, Washington, DC.

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

Posted by Brenna Holmes on Oct 14, 2014 11:21:00 AM

By Brenna Holmes, VP of Digital | You may have seen this post on the DMAW's blog today, but I wanted to make extra sure nobody missed out on registering for the 2nd Annual Digital Day Forum. So read on, click through, register today and share - bring friends and colleagues who manage digital marketing and fundraising programs no matter the organization!

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THERE’S NO VANILLA IN DIRECT MARKETING

Posted by Brenna Holmes on Oct 2, 2014 10:45:00 AM

Omnichannel marketing is exactly what the name suggests, touching prospects and supporters across every channel and taking advantage of the multiple touch points available: television, print, radio, telephone, email, websites, digital and more. Ironically, though, omnichannel marketing is nothing like the term suggests. It is not the limitless outbound flow of messaging attempting to influence behavior without regard for the recipient. Omnichannel marketing places customers and their channel preferences uppermost.

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Igniting Change

Posted by CCAH Admin on Jul 18, 2014 11:08:00 AM

By Brenna Holmes, Vice President of Digital | Did you make it to the Bridge conference last week? I have to say I think it was one of the best in a long time — kudos DMAW and AFP DC. Each of the sessions I went to were well attended — from bright and early Thursday morning, to the keynotes/general sessions and the last sessions of the afternoon on Friday, which we all know can be a painful timeslot…

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