Here are a few exciting things happening at Perrone Group.

Perrone News

Perrone recently attended the 2015 Northeast Annual Giving Conference at Manhattanville College in Purchase, New York. More than 220 annual giving professionals attended. This was Perrone Group’s 7th year sponsoring this amazing conference! Many thanks to the Board of Directors and all members of the Planning Committee for coordinating this wonderful conference!

Photo 1- (Left - Right) Erin Mills, Assumption College / Tim Martin, Assumption College / Andy Bernstein, Quinnipiac University / Bob Ziomek, Western New England / Ryan Lawrence, University of Delaware / Dana Martin, University of Delaware

Photo 2- (Left - Right) Lindsey Daniello, Washington & Jefferson College / Paul Barry / Nita Myers, Washington & Jefferson College / Gina Fiorillo, Rutgers University Foundation / Melissa Halpin, Rutgers University Foundation / Kelly Minichello / Jose Carbone, Rutgers University Foundation

Are you happy with your direct mail results? If not, you should plan to host or attend a FREE Perrone Group Direct Marketing workshop. Each summer, we offer half-day workshops designed to improve the performance of annual giving direct mail appeals.

This is NOT a sales-presentation - each session is an intensive hands-on discussion of tips, tools, and techniques designed to enhance results. They’re FREE - with absolutely no obligation. And, you don’t have to travel to another location – we come to you! All you have to do is provide a suitable meeting room and refreshments.

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We are pleased to announce the University of Richmond has selected Perrone Group to assist with strategy and implementation of their annual giving solicitation program, We’ll be working with the Annual Giving team led by Shawn Morrison and Katie Bell to enhance renewal rates and drive overall alumni participation for the balance of FY’15 and beyond.

Join Paul Barry at THE networking event of 2015. Don’t miss your chance to mingle with more than 800 advancement peers!

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Institute for Senior Annual Giving Professionals: April 8-10 — Boston, MA

University of Delaware has chosen Perrone Group to assist in their FY’15 annual giving effort. The Perrone team will be working closely with Drew Dinbokowitz, Senior Associate Director of Annual Giving, on strategy, execution and analysis of their FY’15 annual giving solicitations.

We’re very excited to announce that the University of Utah College of Humanities has chosen Perrone Group to assist in the creation and execution of their FY’15 annual giving efforts. We will be assisting Peter Moes with planning and tactical implementation of direct mail appeals throughout the coming year.

University of California Santa Cruz has chosen Perrone Group to assist in their FY’15 annual giving effort. The Perrone team will be working closely with Howard Heevner, Pete Ragias and Annie Warr on strategy, execution and analysis of their FY’15 annual giving solicitations.

We are excited to announce Arizona State University Foundation has chosen Perrone Group to help with strategy, execution and analysis of their FY’15 annual giving solicitations. We’ll be exploring ways to enhance retention, build a donor pipeline while introducing more impactful messaging and segmentation. 

“I’ve always been impressed with Perrone Group so, after a recent staff restructure, I felt it was time to bring them in.  We’re looking for Paul and his team to challenge us with the introduction of new techniques to build on our past success. They’ve been tasked with helping us build a stronger donor pipeline, a more robust testing program while introducing a more thoughtful approach to our solicitations.”
—Shad Hanselman, Executive Director of Annual Giving Programs at the ASU Foundation

July 24 University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

July 17 Eastern Washington University
Paul Barry has been invited to speak at the Northwest Annual Giving Seminar hosted by Eastern Washington University.

May 20 Buena Vista University, Storm Lake IA
Paul Barry will be participating in a full day of FY’15 planning with the BVU annual giving team. BVU joined Perrone Group mid-way thru FY’14 so this will be our first opportunity to offer suggestions an entire year’s strategy.

May 21 Creighton University, Omaha NB
Kelly Ptacek, Assistant Vice President, Advancement Services and Development Programs and Brian Diss, Director of Annual Giving invited Paul and Chriss DiBona, Perrone Group’s Director of Client Service to assist in the planning of Creighton’s FY’15 solicitation calendar.

June 12 Ohio Northern University, Ada OH
Kelly Anderson, Director of Annual Giving at ONU recently announced ONU’s decision to partner with Perrone Group in FY’15. Paul will be joining Ms. Anderson and her team to identify goals, targeted constituencies and messaging for the new year, as a part of this new relationship.

June 19/20 Arizona State University Foundation, Tempe AZ
The ASU Foundation recently announced their selection of Perrone Group as a direct marketing partner in FY’15. Paul Barry and Chriss DiBona will join Shad Hanselman, Executive Director of Annual Giving, Tiffany Antor Assistant Director of Annual Giving and Raheel Khan, Project Manager, as well as, other members of the ASU Foundation development and marketing communications teams in the analysis of past efforts, the enhancement of current solicitation efforts and the introduction of a formal testing program.

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