Master Plan introduction

Crown Hill Heritage Foundation

In consultation and coordination with strategic partners in its community, the not-for-profit Crown Hill Heritage Foundation completed a Master Plan designed to anticipate rather than react to fundraising needs for historic Crown Hill Cemetery. B Plus C Communications created a direct-mail campaign addressing the goals of planned support and seeking donor engagement. The campaign included … Continued …

Master Plan outreach

Crown Hill Heritage Foundation

Crown Hill Cemetery embarked on a Master Plan to support this historic not-for-profit institution’s restoration, preservation, and community-partnership needs. Following up on the opportunities and challenges of this document, the Crown Hill Heritage Foundation used direct mail to reach its donor audience with a message about the cemetery’s origins. Titled “From Strawberry Hill to Crown … Continued …

Tomorrow’s Canopy campaign

Crown Hill Heritage Foundation

The emerald ash borer first reached the United States in the 1990s, stowing away in wooden shipping crates bound for Michigan from China. In the insect’s native habitat, many trees display natural immunity to it, but in the U.S., thousands fall prey to its devastating effects every year. At historic Crown Hill Cemetery, this invasive … Continued …

Boone County Senior Services

Boone County Senior Services

Many not-for-profit organizations, especially those that provide vital social services to otherwise under-served populations, stand or fall on their infrastructure’s ability to support their programming. When Boone County Senior Services outgrew its longtime headquarters in Lebanon, Indiana, its not-for-profit foundation embarked on a capital campaign aimed at raising the $2,000,000 necessary to build a new … Continued …

Unexpected places for critical and creative thought

You’ve got a deadline staring you in the face, and the ideas you need to finish a proposal or project have vacated your conscious mind. The more desperately you need to finish something, the more your ability to brainstorm can seem to dry up. And then you hop in the shower, onto the treadmill, or … Continued …

The (inverse) power of 3

Spend even a small amount of time watching TV and you’ll run into commercials in which an advertiser uses three actors to portray the range of diversity in the population that uses its products or services. One after another, each of the three “characters” looks into the camera and intones the same line of dialog. … Continued …

Big picture, little picture

Business people spend lots of time asking themselves big-picture questions. “Will adding this product improve my overall bottom line?” “How should I communicate the need to raise my rates without alienating my current customers?” “How long can I maintain my current website without it looking out of date?” Big decisions, high stakes, important outcomes. Calculating … Continued …