Master the 4 Signals For Major Gift Success With Dan Shephard, The Frontline Fundraiser

February 14th, 2019

Play Podcast (Ep 2) In this episode we’re thrilled to have the opportunity to interview Dan Shephard, The Frontline Fundraiser. Dan has decades of experience building relationships with donors, asking the questions that deeply engage donors in the philanthropic process, and now training fundraisers on how to effectively raise major gifts. We’ll hear Dan share […]

Learn The Secrets of Becoming a Fundraising Rainmaker With Roy Jones, CFRE

February 1st, 2019

Play Podcast (Ep 1) In this first episode of the Rainmaker Fundraising Podcast I get the chance to interview my good friend, Roy Jones, CFRE. Roy is Vice President of Development at Mercy Ships, co-author of Rainmaking: The Fundraiser’s Guide to Landing Big Gifts, and co-host of the Rainmaker Fundraising Podcast. In this episode you’ll […]

Stop measuring donor retention if you’re not going to invest in it

October 15th, 2018

I have seen it in countless organizations. They measure retention annually, fret about it when they see it dip, and then… nothing. No change in strategy, no investment in research, and no investment in a defined retention strategy. If a change in strategy is made, it is usually to increase acquisition investments and/or increase solicitation […]

Rachel Isen

Rachel thrives right where strategy, data and creative meet. She is invigorated by untangling the intricacies of each element and by seeing the pieces come together to get the right message, to the right donors, at the right time. When you combine this with her dedication to protecting our world’s most vulnerable populations and natural […]

CARE and Newport One Partner to Create a ONE PROGRAM Solution for Multi-channel Direct Response Fundraising

June 20th, 2018

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Newport One is proud to have been recently appointed by CARE as their agency of record to help advance their mass market and mid-level fundraising programs. Starting July 1, 2018, Newport One and CARE initiate a fully integrated ONE PROGRAM solution focused on donor acquisition, renewal, reactivation, monthly gift conversion, and mid-level […]

8 ways to refresh & renew thank yous for better retention

June 8th, 2018

How good do you think your organization is at saying ‘thank you’? More importantly, how good do your donors think you are? With retention rates steadily declining, experience says we need a healthy dose of some good old fashion manners when it comes to our thank yous. Sure, times are tough, money is tight and […]

Fundraising Pro Joins NEWPORT ONE Team

May 20th, 2018

Duxbury, MA Newport One is excited to announce it has hired Lisa M. Smith, as Senior Vice President, based in Duxbury, MA. Lisa will play a key role in new business development, program strategy and delivery for the agency’s expanding fundraising consulting practice. “Lisa brings deep and diverse experience in the nonprofit arena – with […]

Craig DePole to Lead Newport ONE

January 8th, 2018

Newport ONE has named Craig DePole to be President of the growing and innovative direct response fundraising agency. “Craig has been a significant contributor to our success.  He’s demonstrated tremendous leadership to the nonprofit sector, his clients, and to our agency. We feel this is a natural evolution,” says Mike Walsh, CFO and Chairman of […]

3 Steps to a Healthier Email List

October 6th, 2017

It’s Time for Fall (Email) Clean-up As you think about fall being a time to aerate, rake, and mulch your yard, it’s also a good time for fundraisers to think about their own fall “email” clean-up. Follow these three steps of merging, seeding and deduping to ensure your email file is strong and healthy for […]

Andrew Olsen, CFRE is published in DMAW Market AdVents. Read his article, “What Kittens Can Teach Us About Storytelling.”

August 31st, 2017

By Andrew Olsen, CFRE We all know that storytelling is a key component to successful direct response fundraising. But not all stories are created equal. That’s why, try as we might, some direct response campaigns just don’t deliver the performance expected. And others completely blow it out of the water! So what’s the difference? What […]