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

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.

Angry Donors Calling? What a Great Opportunity!

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.

Chrissy Hyre

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

Chrissy HyreBy 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.

Brenna Holmes

Igniting Change

Brenna HolmesBy 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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Join CCAH at the 2014 Bridge Conference

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CCAH is proud to be part of the 9th Annual Bridge to Integrated Marketing & Fundraising Conference, which will be held this week at the Gaylord National Hotel and Conference Center at National Harbor, MD. The Bridge Conference is widely known for offering the finest cutting-edge educational programming available to fundraisers and direct marketers.