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Client Spotlight: the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation

CCF_Logo_V_Pos_4CThe 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.

2019’s Non-Profit Conferences That Should be on Your Radar!

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!

The Importance of KPIs

You may read that title and say “I know this already, I use KPIs, All. The. Time.” But do you? A lot of people treat KPIs (Key Performance Indicators) and Metrics as the same thing. BUT THEY ARE NOT.

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Video is the Next Big Thing

iStock_91505305_XLARGE.jpgOne of the key principles of marketing is being where your supporters and prospects are. That means having a memorable presence in the mailbox, inbox, on social media platforms, on the web, on television and radio, and in print, to name a few. A valuable, but often overlooked, tool for creating a memorable presence is video. Video combines many of the key ingredients for marketing success:

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3 Golds, 4 Silvers and 3 Bronzes

Kim Cubineby 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.

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Pinching Production Pennies (Without Sacrificing Results)

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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.

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Don’t Be Frightened of New Ideas!

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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.

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We Heart Valentine’s Fundraising

Sandra on a Valentine's dateBy Sandra Paul Bishop, VP Client Services | Valentine’s Day conjures up images of hearts, flowers, candy and intimate dinners for two. But the holiday can also serve as a catalyst for giving and showing serious love for a cause near and dear to your heart. Instead of buying up the traditional holiday trappings at the local drug store, nonprofit organizations across the country are urging supporters to support a favorite cause. 

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Expanded work with EDF proves direct mail is not dead

EDFBy 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.