A week ago today our VP of Digital, Brenna Holmes did a “Tech Tuesday” webinar with 4Good – a fantastic nonprofit community resource – called Surround Sound Fundraising Campaigns. If you weren’t able to join last week, you can download the slides and listen to the recording on Brenna’s 4Good profile page linked above.
by Pete Carter, Principal and Senior Vice President | We’re all pretty familiar with the traditional direct mail acknowledgment. The DMAW’s March Lunch and Learn featured a discussion of best practices for direct mail thank-you packages. Acknowledgment mailings make donors – returning and new – feel special. Another option for reaching out to donors is the electronic acknowledgment, an area where CCAH is at the leading edge of innovation.
by Kim Cubine, President | No, this tally is not a nation’s medal count from the 2014 Sochi Olympics or Paralympics. I am proud to say it’s the number of Pollies we took home this year! The 2014 Annual Pollie Awards & Conference was held last week in San Diego, Calif. This coveted award recognizes the outstanding bipartisan work performed by national and international political consultants during the 2013 political season.
by Kim Cubine, President | It is with great pleasure that I share the news that CCAH’s “I Am a Cancer Survivor” campaign on behalf of City of Hope won the Hubbies 2014 Courageous Client Award. Daniel Kamas, CCAH Senior Strategist, accepted the award at the March 31st awards ceremony.
By: Shannon Murphy, Principal & Senior Vice President of Production | The continued upward march year after year of the cost of postage, paper and petrol (we like alliterations) are causing many in the nonprofit sector to pinch their production pennies. And this focus on the bottom line is having a major impact on organizations’ ability to effectively raise funds. Lower acquisition quantities being mailed out combined with cost-savings measures that effect donor response mean that the money coming in is also dwindling.
By Damien Shirley, Account Executive | Robert Frost was on to something when he said that taking the road less traveled makes all the difference. This Thursday, come out to the DMAW’s February “Lunch and Learn: Case Studies from MAXI Award Winners – How Did They Do It?” for insight on direct marketing campaigns that have traversed new roads and achieved award-winning results.
By: Kim Cubine, President | Improving our local and global communities is a vital part of the CCAH corporate culture. We’ve recently shared stories of how the entire team gives back throughout the year, and our executive team is no exception. In fact, one of our fearless leaders was recognized for her volunteer efforts just this week!
By, Meg Kross Lee, Vice President of Client Services | As a follow-up to last week’s blog from Pete Carter, we want to express our gratitude to the CCAH team and the great deeds they perform throughout the year. And when we combine our efforts, there’s no end to what we can accomplish for causes near and far. Take a look:
By Kim Cubine, President | For anyone who thinks direct mail is a dying practice, we’d like to offer you some evidence to the contrary – We’re thrilled to announce that our long-standing client, Environmental Defense Fund (EDF), has expanded its multichannel marketing efforts to include direct mail. That’s right, EDF ADDED direct mail to its digital and telemarketing fundraising outreach efforts. Our team’s continued strong performance across each channel led to the increased direct marketing responsibilities.