By Pete Carter, Partner | Evaluating a nonprofit can be difficult for potential supporters, and many rely on charity watchdog organizations for assistance. For years, many watchdog organizations have used overhead ratio – the percentage of income dedicated to administrative costs – as the primary measure of a charity’s performance. Recent debate has questioned whether this method provides a valid measure, countering that often nonprofits must invest in themselves in order to fulfill their missions.
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.