Fire, Fundraising & Friends
FIRE: Three of us (Matt, Matt and Clint) met working for a national non-profit on F Street in Washington, D.C. It was there that we were tested by fire. The organization, like many non-profits, was in total disarray and chaos, suffering from decades of mismanagement and underperformance. In a word, it needed a complete makeover. Our expertise, and the first order of business, was to make it work, i.e. “raise money.” Facing unreasonable expectations, donor fatigue, and low staff morale, we dove in headfirst, we had a record year–raising more money for the group than they had in their 25-year history.
FRIENDS: Today we can rejoice that our friendship, forged in fire, grew stronger as we understood our roles, our gifts and our ability to “make it work,” big time.
FUNDRAISING: Our task, then and now, was to fundraise by any legal means necessary. That’s what we did, and that’s what we do for our clients. We raise money through a combination of Social Media, Email, Direct Mail, Digital Display Ads, Major Gifts and Foundation Proposal writing. We also manage outdoor advertising campaigns, robo-calls, press outreach, Text-to-Text, crowdfunding, rev-shares, sweepstakes, to name a few more.
Over the last three decades, we have evolved, learned, and kept pace with the new opportunities and challenges your organization is confronting. Our clients, which are kept entirely confidential, have stayed with us on average 11 years. Three reasons why: 1. we’re really good at raising money; 2. we do it at a cost that cannot be beaten and 3. we’re fun to work with.