SCA’s high-impact, multi-media mailings motivate supporters to contribute gifts that are 5-10x higher than they have ever donated previously. SCA’s campaigns have generated many six-figure contributions from both existing supporters and prospects as well as several million-dollar gifts.
These supporters have always had the capacity to give at the million-dollar level, but never had before because the packages they were receiving failed to inspire them to make a transformational gift.
What Can SCA’s Storytelling Method Do For You?
A university-affiliated organization asked Stephen Clouse & Associates to design an Annual Fund appeal.
- SCA’s multi-media and video storytelling program . . .
- Netted more than $65 per-name mailed.
- Produced an average gift of more than $700.
- Doubled the fundraising program’s net revenue.
A major public policy organization contracted with Stephen Clouse & Associates to raise funds for a capital campaign
- 14,433 high-impact, multi-media presentations were mailed to donors who had contributed $100 or more in the past.
- In response, more than 400 supporters made their first-ever contribution of $1,000 or more.
- This SCA multi-media storytelling mailing also generated several six-figure gifts.
Since 1996, Stephen Clouse & Associates has produced 4 major gift programs for a media-related organization.
- $30,000 was given in response to one project from a foundation that had never given before.
- Their favorite story is the $1,000 donor who gave $100,000… and continues to give at that level.
What They Say
"Your team’s creativity and professionalism, as well as attention to the smallest detail, has been truly impressive. What you’ve produced is compelling and I have no doubt will motivate our members to support our programs at higher levels than ever before."
"Stephen Clouse & Associates are the experts in accelerating the process of finding supporters who are most interested in making mega gifts to your organization. "
"We have done four major video projects with Stephen and have been very pleased with the results from each mailing. Stephen has a clever ability to capture on video the ideas and emotions needed."
"The video you produced was first rate. Your writers captured the important elements of our programs and the video portrayed our programs and people in a compelling manner. Your work helped make our Heritage Leadership for America campaign such a success."
"Thank you for discovering a whole new crop of Mount Vernon friends who will provide an extra boost for our programs for years, if not decades, to come."
"I sent a letter to a number of conservative organization heads, following the first video project, to let them know about the remarkable success we had. Based on my experience, I highly recommend Stephen Clouse if you ever want to launch a similar project."
"Stephen really understands fundraising and what motivates people to give. He has great style and that is why his packages are so enticing. The letters that go inside his multi-media package are tremendously compelling."
""Stephen Clouse and Associates is outstanding in its professionalism, knowledge of fundraising, work ethic, and integrity, and great to work with as well. We completed our fifth video project with them recently. Since SCA began producing our major donor video project, the number of members in our major giving club has increased by almost 60 percent. We are grateful to Stephen and the team.""