White House Change & Its Impact on Fundraising

April 11th, 2017

Every time the presidential election causes a change in which party controls the White House, the fundraising world feels it. Generally speaking, this impact is felt more strongly in the first few weeks or months and then stabilizes back to a level that is closer to historical levels-varying slightly based on which party is in…

Congratulations to the 2016 MAXI Award winners

July 19th, 2016

Best Friends Animal Society (BFAS), Rosie’s Place and USA Shooting. Craig DePole was awarded two golds and one silver with BFAS, Paul McAleer earned a silver with Rosie’s Place and Chris Barry teams up with USA Shooting for a bronze award. The MAXI (Marketing Award for Excellent & Innovation) Awards is held each year in…

Winning or Not Losing: Fundraising Legislation Update

June 7th, 2016

One less thing for you to worry about today! In politics, winning is the same as not losing. That was certainly the case this past few weeks with a few legislative victories. Or as we like to say, “beating back the crazy!” The foolish Oklahoma bill that would have severely restricted fundraising by animal rights…

Lower Postage Rates Are In Effect

April 14th, 2016

Postage rates dropped as of Monday and you probably budgeted your entire year on the higher rate. I mean, who ever expected USPS to lower their prices?  The real question is, what are you going to do with the savings? We have a few recommendations: Invest in donor retention. This is a critical area every…

Chris Barry

Chris has provided award-winning direct marketing expertise to The ALS Association, Rosie’s Place, Father Bill’s & MainSpring, Perkins School for the Blind, Crossroads Rhode Island, Lahey Clinic and The Hole in the Wall Gang Camp. Chris focuses on delivering exceptional client service, proven direct marketing skills and strong analytical background to each of his assignments….

It’s Unprecedented! A Postage DECREASE!

March 10th, 2016

Postage decreases offered by the USPS seemed to be the thing of fairy tales along with unicorns and the tooth fairy. But not today. This is an historic occasion. Never in its history has the post office reduced their postage rates. But, after much speculation (and a lot of doubt that it would actually come…

Animal Welfare Veteran David Gregory Joins NEWPORT ONE

February 4th, 2016

Duxbury, MA (February 4, 2016) David Gregory has joined NEWPORT ONE’s growing fundraising team as Vice President of Business and Strategic Development. David Gregory was the CFO at the Michigan Humane Society before joining NEWPORT ONE. The move is a strategic part of the agency’s growth plan and commitment to the animal welfare market. “We see…

Mark Jacobson

Mark began his direct marketing career in 1979 when he built a direct mail fundraising program for a fraternal membership organization. Three years later, he put together his own direct marketing firm and has been involved in leadership roles in direct response fundraising agency work ever since. Mark has initiated, strategized, consulted, managed, analyzed, and/or functioned…

Mark Jacobson’s Team is pleased to announce the addition of its newest client, Sigma Xi Scientific Research Society in The Research Triangle, NC.

January 11th, 2016

Sigma Xi is the honor society of research scientists and engineers. It is an international, multidisciplinary society whose programs and activities promote the health of the scientific enterprise, reward excellence in scientific research, and encourage a sense of companionship and cooperation among scientists in all fields. Newport’s first project with Sigma Xi was in the…

NEWPORT ONE announces the addition of new client

January 8th, 2016

Western Connecticut Health Network to Mark Jacobson’s team. WCHN is comprised of three Hospitals in Western Connecticut – Norwalk, New Milford and Danbury. Work has already commenced!