Here at CCAH, we know that our clients rely on us to be partners in keeping their data secure. Whether it’s transferring data from a CRM to a mail shop or storing data for analytics purposes – we maintain secure procedures and processes to keep data safe.
At CCAH, we know that progress is what keeps us relevant and keeps us moving toward our mission — advancing change and committing to activism that makes a difference. That’s why each quarter we like to recognize one of our newest employees who is helping move us towards our goals and continuing our push for progress. Our Rookie of the Quarter award is given to an employee who has started their CCAH journey in the past year and has shown their willingness to go above and beyond. They are nominated by the CCAH management committee (our partners, VPs, and president, Kim Cubine), and they exemplify CCAH’s commitment to progress.
This quarter, we are recognizing Alyssa Ackerman.
Alyssa came to Chapman Cubine + Hussey with over eight years of non-profit experience. Prior to CCAH, Alyssa managed the individual giving programs at the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society and Food Allergy Research & Education. At CCAH, she provides strategic oversight and digital program management for multiple clients, including the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation and the National Park Foundation. When not working on digital fundraising campaigns, Alyssa can be found volunteering with Girls on the Run, enjoying time with family and friends, traveling, and cheering on the Hokies.
We are so glad to have Alyssa as part of our CCAH family. Congratulations on being our Rookie of the Quarter!
The Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation is a non-profit, volunteer-fueled organization dedicated to finding cures for Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis, and to improving the quality of life of children and adults affected by these diseases. CCAH began partnering with the Foundation on their direct marketing efforts—direct mail and digital—in 2017, just as the Foundation was celebrating their 50th anniversary.
–Catherine Algeri Transitions from DSCC to Lead New Digital and Political Advertising Practice-
As we continue to celebrate women’s history month, we are taking a moment to celebrate the women who made history when they were elected to Congress last November. Many of these women are representing groups that deserve a seat at the table but didn’t have one before, and they bring valuable perspective to Washington.
March has always been a month we celebrate women in history — but this year in particular, we get to celebrate women making history. At CCAH, we are always focused on what’s going on in politics: even less politically motivated clients need to be up to date on recent legislation that can impact their missions and their donors. That focus meant we had front row seats to history being made.
Women’s history month can be traced back to 1911, when the first International Women’s Day was held to celebrate women’s contributions to society and history. By 1919, women had won the right to vote with the 19th Amendment, and they did not stop making their voices heard. 1979 saw International Women’s Day upgraded to a full week-long conference held at Sarah Lawrence College, and the event’s success led to many conference goers instituting a similar event in their home communities, and these women began pushing for the week to become a national event.
President Jimmy Carter agreed, and National Women’s History Week was established for the year of 1980. In his proclamation, he stated that “men and women have worked together to build this nation. Too often the women were unsung and sometimes their contributions went unnoticed. But the achievements, leadership, courage, strength and love of the women who built America was as vital as that of the men whose names we know so well.”
By 1987, following a petition by the National Women’s History Project, Congress established for the first time a National Women’s History Month, and the president has declared an annual proclamation confirming the month of March annually ever since.
This year in the 116th Congress, we saw more women than ever making history. There were a record-breaking number of women sworn into Congress, with 128 Congresswomen serving right now — 23 Senators and 105 Representatives — making up nearly a quarter of the House and Senate. These women are not historic just due to their gender either.
Among these women, we see the first Native American Congresswomen; the youngest ever member of the House; the first bisexual member of Senate; the first Muslim women elected to Congress; and a record number of female veterans serving in Congress.
As we celebrate Women’s History Month this March, I urge you to take a moment to look at the history that has been made, is being made, and will be made in the years to come. At CCAH, we cannot wait to see what will be coming next.
While it can be stressful to be out of the office, there are some key nonprofit fundraising and marketing conferences that will leave you refreshed and inspired to return to work life. These are the ones that we’ll be attending (and presenting!) and should be on your list!
Testing is essential to a healthy acquisition program, from finding lists that make up the core of your campaigns, to identifying which packages work best for these lists. Just like various packages perform better at different times of year, such as calendars in the fall or holiday messaging at year-end, there is an aspect of seasonality to the overall acquisition program. Some seasons just work better for certain organizations and markets! For example, many hospitals have a tendency to mail more acquisition in Spring and Fall because they over the years, these are the strongest months for new donor recruitment.
As we closed out 2018, CCAH hosted our annual Holiday Party downtown in DC at Lost Society. There was mixing and mingling between many clients, friends and of course the CCAH staff and families. The long-time tradition was just as festive as ever with a great DJ spinning tunes, wonderful food and drink …..but most importantly – great company. We had so much fun getting to mingle with members of the great organizations we get to work with every day and really enjoyed a special evening outside of the office! Thanks to everyone who came to celebrate the past year with us; we are so grateful for your partnership and so excited to see what 2019 brings!
CCAH is proud to work with American Diabetes Association, an organization that focuses on preventing and curing diabetes. They educate the public about diabetes and help those affected by diabetes by funding research to manage, cure and prevent diabetes. On Saturday, September 22, CCAH joined the American Diabetes Association and more than 600 activists in the Washington, DC area for the Step Out Walk to End Diabetes. The Step Out Walk is organized annually by ADA and volunteers in cities across America to get groups of concerned people to raise awareness and funds for research to find better treatments and a cure for diabetes.