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The F Street Partners story

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.

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Hire a Team of Experienced Fundraisers

Collectively, F Street Partners has over 50 years experience serving multiple non-profit organizations. We have held multiple positions both inside and outside of non-profit organizations and consulting agencies that support them. We understand very well why the D.C., Dallas and California fundraising agencies are among the most expensive in the country: they have big offices, in big buildings, with big staffs, and a big rent payment to make each month.

Today, we are working 24/7 (no exaggeration!), and we have raised money under nearly every single scenario imaginable, including some we hope you never encounter–like the unexpected loss of your headquarters–or the dismissal of executive staff–or that front page story that will hinder your ability to accomplish your mission.

What does this mean for you? This: If your development program or office is under-performing, digital is not talking to print, major gifts are not happening, the creative is dull, costs are high, and you want (and need) an honest fundraising team, let’s have a conversation.

F Street Partners can lower your cost per new name, we can increase your ROI, and we can definitely save you money. Our fundraising machine will generate leads to feed your Major Gift Officers and Planned Giving. Our fundraising machine will present new and responsible creative, creative that works (i.e. raises money). We will create a national program, generate buzz, connect your digital and print fundraising mediums. And we think you will like us.

You can reach us at mw@fstnw.com.

If your development program needs a boost, if you need to add more donors to your cause, you want to combine Social Media, Email and Direct Mail, and you need an honest opinion from honest fundraisers, then let’s meet!

F Street Partners

Anne Marie

Chief Operating Officer & Chief Financial Officer

Anne Marie runs F Street Partners. A graduate of Calvin College, she began her career at The Hill Newspaper in Washington. Later she joined Congressional Quarterly’s Campaigns and Elections magazine where she served as Associate Editor of the Campaign Insider for five years. Anne Marie’s leadership, business sense, strong copy writing, editing, and research skills add a richness and depth to the work of F Street Partners.

Matt W.

Chief Executive Officer

Matt is a copywriter who regularly writes monthly appeal letters, foundation proposals, High-Dollar Leave Behinds, acquisition campaigns, brochures, e-mails, and conducts 1:1 major donor meetings and events nationwide.

Matt N.

Digital & Social Manager

Matt is an expert social, email and fundraising copywriter. Matt’s work has garnered millions of views, likes and shares.  More importantly, his work has raised millions of dollars.

Clint

Video & Email

Clint is a video editor, digital fundraiser, and copywriter. Clint’s work not only makes you look great, but encourages donors to give via monthly donations, one-time and to pass your message on using social and forwarding functions that grow your database.

Lauren

Graphic Design

Lauren has over a decade of experience in graphic design in both print publications and digital content. She specializes in direct mail packages, newsletters, brochures, email campaigns, as well as web and social media content.

Carolyn

Senior Copywriter

Lauren has over a decade of experience in graphic design in both print publications and digital content. She specializes in direct mail packages, newsletters, brochures, email campaigns, as well as web and social media content.

Nancy

Project Engineer

Nancy is an electrical engineer graduate of Northeastern University.  Over 15 years experience and digital marketing, SEO optimization and multimedia marketing in video and podcasts.

Conrad Direct (List Company)

List Processing Specialists (Database Mgt.)

Virtuous (Customer Relationship Mgt.)

Wiland Direct (List Company)

“Our job is to raise the necessary funds so you can do your mission with integrity and success.”

~ Anne Marie