Would your organization be better served by a supplier with deep understanding of the nonprofit world? If so, the following information may be a game-changer…
VisABILITY was founded by a husband & wife team – Janice Gavan and John Burke. Janice has served as President since 1991. John created our unique business model back in 1985 and served as company guru and visionary until his death in 2017.
Gavan and Burke spent a combined total of 86 years serving as nonprofit managers, consultants, directors – and then as suppliers of nonprofit branding products. No competing vendor comes close to matching that level of professional experience in the public service sector. In its first 30 years, VisABILITY supplied products and guidance to over 21,000 fundraising and marketing campaigns.
VisABILITY’s reputation for Fanatical Service earned great loyalty: a colleague compared the client list of our first two years to the list 25 years later. The Result? 93% of our initial clients were still active clients 25 years later. (In our industry, 93% client retention over 25 years is a spectacular achievement.)
VisABILITY’s founders performed a wide range of supervisory and volunteer roles as … director of a local United Way, external affairs vice president of a university; executive director of a regional health association; development vice president of two private colleges; senior fundraiser for an international medical organization; trustee of three liberal arts colleges; secretary of the board of trustees at a public university; director of a regional animal shelter; admissions officer at two private colleges; management and marketing consultant to 23 regional and national nonprofits.
· Fundraising: supervising direct mail campaigns, writing grants, conducting major gift solicitations and managing staff and programs that produced nearly $200 million in philanthropic funding.
· Public Events: organizing dozens, including three which each drew 35,000+ participants. Those three events produced donations totaling over $2,250,000.
· Media Relations: writing and producing two nationally-broadcast TV documentaries and obtaining coverage from nearly all major print and broadcast news media in the nation (plus some international press).
VisABILTY’s roots are in the nonprofit world – our clients’ world. We gained years of experience and understanding walking in their shoes BEFORE we began to supply marketing and fundraising campaigns with nonprofit branding products. Today, our staff understands and shares client values, we empathize over the battles clients fight and we respect their under-appreciated contribution to our society. We also delight in contributing to their success.
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