Agencies & Consultant

5 Trends Facing Nonprofits Now
April 20, 2017 at 3:24 pm

Evaluating—or re-evaluating—recruiting strategy, community outreach and ways to improve volunteer programs should include a thorough understanding of current trends and changes impacting the nonprofit sector. In conducting our latest research into the state of volunteerism and volunteer screening in America, we asked for feedback from more than 700 nonprofit professionals...

Reality (You’ve Got to Deal With It)
March 29, 2017 at 8:42 am

I’ve seen great turnarounds in poor-performing nonprofits. I’ve also seen many fail terribly. To map out a plan for greater mission focus, increased impact, heightened leadership and transformational philanthropic support are invigorating. But to get to that vision, you must first deal with reality—where you are. And that often means making tough decisions...

Fundraisers Come Together to Create Thrive Marketing Group
February 22, 2017 at 9:53 am

Ellen Cobb Church and Jennifer Mercer have teamed up to launch the Thrive Marketing Group, according to a company release. Thrive is a team of fundraising professionals who will take traditional fundraising strategies and combine them with new emerging insights and strategies to meet the needs of their clients.

Client/Agency Relationships: Carrot or Stick?
February 21, 2017 at 12:59 pm

Most nonprofits work with agencies in the marketing and fundraising arena. But some of those relationships are not “healthy.” Is it about management style? Is this a “carrot versus stick” debate?...

How to Get Agency Results From Your In-House Creative Team
November 1, 2016 at 11:35 am

If your organization is in need of advertising agency-level work, there are two ways to go: lead the search for an outside agency or establish your creative team as the go-to in-house agency. If working with an outside agency is not feasible, consider positioning your in-house team as the in-house agency of record for the project. Here's how...

Animal-Welfare Veteran David Gregory Joins Newport Creative
February 4, 2016 at 8:57 am

Newport Creative, Duxbury, Mass., today announced that David Gregory has joined its growing fundraising team as vice president of business and strategic development. Gregory was chief financial officer at Michigan Humane Society before joining Newport Creative. The move is a strategic part of the agency’s growth plan and commitment to the animal welfare market...

A Dream Realized
January 21, 2016 at 11:09 am

My dream always has been to overcome the barriers of both accessibility and availability. To give the leaders of even the smallest, most modest organizations the opportunity to fulfill their potential. On Tuesday, The Eight Principles™ team launched a platform, which makes the principles of strategic fundraising and paradigm concepts available to any nonprofit organization at any time, in any place.

Salsa Labs and DonorPro Unite
November 9, 2015 at 8:44 am

Software providers DonorPro and Salsa Labs last week announced that they have joined forces to create an integrated online communications, fundraising, advocacy and donor management platform designed to radically enhance constituent engagement. Through this combination, nonprofit professionals will look to accelerate growth of their supporter base, raise more money and amplify their advocacy voices...

How to Work With a Design Agency
August 10, 2015 at 1:19 pm

Before you can reap the benefits of an agency partnership, you have to make the big decision to bring in an agency. How do you know you’re ready? When is the right time? While every organization is different, we’ve found that there are a few universal reasons to start the agency search...