CDR Fundraising Group Selected as Direct Response Fundraising Agency by Lutheran World Relief

 Agency’s diverse service offerings and integrated approach led to selection.

 BOWIE, Md. (August 9, 2019) – CDR Fundraising Group, a division of Moore DM Group, is proud to announce it has been named fundraising agency of record by Lutheran World Relief, a top international relief and development organization at the forefront of effective, transformational global development. CDR will support Lutheran World Relief’s mission to end poverty, injustice and human suffering by helping to expand its multichannel fundraising to reach more donors and increase revenue to support its mission. The talent and resources available through CDR and Moore will facilitate fundraising growth resulting in increased mission impact for Lutheran World Relief.

Since 1945, Lutheran World Relief has worked throughout Africa, Latin America, Asia and the Middle East investing in communities through agricultural support, response to natural disasters and humanitarian crises, and helping communities combat the impacts of climate change. Through these efforts, Lutheran World Relief fights poverty by promoting self-sufficiency and ensuring quality of life for future generations.

“Lutheran World Relief works optimistically and effectively to create a world where every child, family and community fulfills their potential. Their innovative programs meet immediate needs, and more importantly, build resilience for the future. CDR is excited and thankful for the opportunity to support and participate in this transformational work,” said Lisa Scott Benson, chief executive officer of CDR.

Lutheran World Relief Senior Manager of Philanthropic Initiatives Vila-Sheree Watson added, “I’m confident that this new partnership between Lutheran World Relief-IMA and CDR Fundraising Group will help us exceed our fundraising goals and enable us to help more people globally through our programs and projects. I am thrilled.”

CDR’s breadth and depth of services make the agency a natural fit for Lutheran World Relief’s mission and growth objectives. Offering full-service strategic guidance, analytical tools, creative excellence and cost-effective implementation, CDR brings an integrated, growth- and value-focused approach to fundraising for Lutheran World Relief. CDR will initially focus on LWR-IMA’s direct mail and digital channels to deliver a seamless and affirming experience to donors and prospects.

Moore CEO Named 2019 Silver Apple Honoree

TULSA, Okla. (Aug. 08, 2019) —  Moore DM Group CEO Gretchen Littlefield will be honored as a leader in data, direct, digital and integrated marketing with a Silver Apple award by the Direct Marketing Club of New York at the organization’s annual gala November 7 in New York City.

For a complete list of honorees and information regarding the gala, view the complete DMCNY release here.

Barton Cotton named Agency of Record for March of Dimes Direct Mail Program

Barton Cotton to provide a full suite of integrated fundraising solutions to help March of Dimes fight for the health of mothers and babies.

BALTIMORE — (August 5, 2019) Barton Cotton, a division of Moore DM Group, is proud to announce that it has been named March of Dimes’ direct mail agency of record. Barton Cotton will lead a national effort to advance March of Dimes integrated fundraising to further the organization’s brand transformation and fight for the health of mothers and babies.

“Barton Cotton is honored to work with March of Dimes, an organization that has been fighting for the health and wellbeing of moms and babies for nearly a century,” said Kathy Calta, president of Barton Cotton. “With our proven ability to drive exponential growth, we are excited to leverage the tools and talents from across the Moore enterprise to accelerate fundraising and brandraising for March of Dimes.”

March of Dimes has helped millions of babies survive and thrive by improving the health of mothers through medical research, education of pregnant women, community programs, government advocacy and support of pregnant women and mothers. As part of the ongoing efforts to further its mission, March of Dimes conducted an extensive request for proposal process to select an experienced agency of record to lead its direct marketing fundraising program.

“We selected Barton Cotton as our partner because of their excellence at combining strategy, data, technology and creativity to drive multichannel results,” said Joanne Bowers, chief audience officer of March of Dimes. “Their data-driven approach to mapping our donors’ journeys with compelling, action-driven creative will meet our needs for today and in the future.”

Moore DM Group Hires Seasoned Fundraising Executive as Chief Client Development Officer

New position establishes innovative growth for nonprofit clients as a priority.

Jeff Nickel (2)TULSA, Okla. (June 24, 2019) — Moore DM Group, a leading provider of performance-driven marketing solutions, announces the hiring of industry veteran, Jeff Nickel, in the newly created position of chief client development officer. Nickel most recently served as executive vice president of TrueSense Marketing where his direction helped raise hundreds of millions in donations for some of the country’s most well-known charities.

In his new position, Nickel will play a key role in new client development across the Moore DM Group business units, accessing key company leadership to create unique donor marketing solutions for clients seeking breadth and depth in integrated capabilities.

“As a company committed to creating valuable outcomes for our clients, this newly created position establishes innovative growth as a priority,” said Gretchen Littlefield, CEO of Moore DM Group. “Jeff is a well-respected thought leader, responsible for growing the country’s largest nonprofits. He will be pivotal in driving the growth of our clients.”

Nickel is an industry leader who has served nonprofit donor marketing needs for more than 30 years. He is recognized for both his thought leadership and involvement with industry trade organizations including The Nonprofit Alliance and ANA (Association of National Advertisers) Nonprofit Federation.

 “Serving nonprofits has been my life-calling since graduating college,” said Nickel. “By joining Moore DM Group, I will be able to provide nonprofits with seamless, integrated solutions to more effectively meet their needs through better data-driven solutions.”

 Led by some of the most innovative and effective leaders in the industry, the companies of Moore DM Group work collaboratively to deliver integrated services and solutions ensuring the most impact for nonprofit clients. “I look forward to working with the existing team to serve the needs of the enterprise and fuel progression for each of the business units and the growth of our nonprofit community,” Nickel added.

Aegis Premier Technologies Delivers Unified Digital and Database Solutions to Christian Appalachian Project

Nonprofit will use the power of advanced donor segmentation, targeting and insights-driven strategy to grow its fundraising program.

WESTMINSTER, Colo. (June 17, 2019)Aegis Premier Technologies, a leading provider of nonprofit fundraising and donor management tools, announces Christian Appalachian Project has chosen Aegis CRM for its donor management platform.

APT will provide fully aligned technology solutions and strategic services to create and implement donor-centric, multi-channel marketing programs focused on donor acquisition for CAP.

“We are honored and excited to be the select partner of CAP,” said Lori Read, CEO of Aegis Premier Technologies. “Building successful partnerships with our clients is our primary goal and working with CAP is a great example of creating that perfect match. The industry-leading features and functionalities that Aegis provides addresses their current needs.”

CAP, based in Paintsville, Ky., is an interdenominational, nonprofit organization whose mission is building hope, transforming lives and sharing Christ’s love through service in Appalachia.

“As an organization, we continue to strive to embrace new technology and innovations in fulfilling our mission to help people in need,” said Phyllis Caudill, vice president of philanthropy at CAP. “Our new partnership with Aegis will help us continue to provide a high-level of security for our donor information and support our fundraising initiatives that seek to have the greatest impact.”

Founded in 2004, Aegis Premier Technologies allows nonprofits to reach more donors and improve those relationships with its signature product — Aegis CRM. As a member of Moore DM Group, a leading provider of performance-driven marketing solutions, APT offers integrated fundraising solutions to help power its clients’ missions. CAP chose Aegis based on superior donor and campaign insights, real-time results and reporting, and real-time data mobilization and identity resolution capabilities.

“We are aggressively investing in building solutions that will help nonprofits grow their donor base to a level that doesn’t exist today. CAP will be an integral part of our future development investment because they are a transformative and fearless organization,” Read added.

CDR Fundraising Group Names Steve Harrison as President

HARRISONBOWIE, Md. (June 4, 2019) — CDR Fundraising Group, a leading, full-service direct response fundraising agency, announces the hiring of Steve Harrison as president. He will join Lisa Scott Benson, CEO of CDR, in Los Angeles, where the agency is building its West Coast presence, while its headquarters will remain in Bowie, Md.

Harrison is an industry veteran and proven leader serving on many industry boards including the ANA (Association of National Advertisers) Nonprofit Federation. Previously, he served as chief client officer at One & All and is well known for his strong strategic and analytical direct marketing skills. He has guided fundraising efforts for some of the largest and most successful nonprofits in the United States.

“Steve’s commitment to the nonprofit sector and the clients he serves is unsurpassed. His focus on relationships and results, combined with his uncanny ability to understand and capitalize on emerging trends, will ensure our clients continue to grow and succeed in this dynamic fundraising environment,” said Scott Benson. “I’m thrilled he’s chosen to join CDR.”

Founded in 1982, CDR is committed to building a team of industry leaders to guide the company as it experiences exponential growth. As a member of Moore DM Group, a leading provider of performance driven marketing solutions, CDR provides a full suite of fundraising services to its nonprofit clients. Harrison is the latest addition to the growing CDR team, which continues to hire and develop the industry’s top talent.

“I’m excited to join CDR as we assemble the best fundraising talent in the industry to serve organizations doing vital work for our world. When this talent is combined with the suite of data, production and media solutions that Moore DM Group offers, we’re unmatched. I’m proud to be part of this amazing group of professionals who continue to serve and innovate for the nonprofit sector,” Harrison said.

“Steve is well known for his leadership in the nonprofit sector and guiding the fundraising efforts for many of the country’s top charities. His strong analytic and marketing skills make him an invaluable addition to CDR,” said Gretchen Littlefield, CEO of Moore DM Group. “Steve’s hiring bolsters the CDR leadership team’s deep fundraising pedigree and will fuel the company’s continued growth.”

Moore DM Group Names Gretchen Littlefield as Chief Executive Officer

Gretchen Littlefield_1082_5x7TULSA, Okla. (March 18, 2019), — 
Moore DM Group, the global leader in marketing solutions for nonprofit organizations, announces that Gretchen Littlefield has been named chief executive officer. Littlefield will begin her new role with the organization later this month.

Company founder and owner Jim Moore will focus on acquisitions and the strategic growth of the enterprise. Geoff Peters will assume the role as chairman of the Moore DM Group executive board, focusing on product innovations and advancement of neuroscience to benefit clients and the missions they serve.

With more than two decades’ experience, Littlefield is an accomplished marketing industry veteran with a proven track record of success in big data, digital media and marketing services expertise.
“The addition of Gretchen will bolster our already strong leadership team as we continue on our path of strategic growth and transformation,” said Moore. “Gretchen’s knowledge of the ever-transforming marketing landscape will play a pivotal role in furthering the Moore DM Group commitment to being thought leaders and innovators in the nonprofit industry.”

In her previous role as president of Infogroup Media Solutions, Littlefield directed the nonprofit, business-to-business and business-to-consumer integrated data and marketing services business units. Under her direction, the media strategy group experienced rapid growth with innovative products that were vertically focused, serving major industry sectors including retail, nonprofit, publishing, consumer, business and technology.

“I am excited about the amazing growth taking place at Moore DM Group. The company is well-positioned to be the leader in marketing automation, and I’m thrilled to be a part of it,” said Littlefield.

Littlefield is well-known in the nonprofit arena, launching multi-million dollar fundraising programs, building services and helping lead nonprofit and marketing advocacy organizations. Littlefield is currently the vice chair of The Nonprofit Alliance.

Kathy Calta Appointed to Moore DM Group Executive Advisory Board

Kathy_Calta_HeadshotTULSA, Okla. (March 11, 2019), — Moore DM Group is pleased to announce Kathy Calta has been appointed to the organization’s executive advisory board. Members of the executive advisory board lend expertise and advise on global strategy, acquisitions, organization and operations to further growth.

Moore DM Group Chairman Jim Moore made the announcement at the company’s annual leadership summit held in Kansas City, Missouri last week. “Kathy is a great leader and her passion for our clients will help us grow the organization in a thoughtful, customer-centric manner,” Moore said. “With Kathy at the helm of Barton Cotton, she has leveraged the deep resources of the MDM enterprise to provide a fully-integrated multi-channel solution for our clients. I am excited to have her expertise now benefit the entire organization.”

Calta joined Barton Cotton in 2012 bringing with her a deep expertise in integrated marketing and a desire to serve charitable organizations. Prior to joining Barton Cotton, Calta was chief marketing officer at Vertis Communications, Inc. She has served in senior leadership roles, including corporate officer, throughout her career in organizations that deliver integrated direct and interactive agency services, customer data management, database construction, analytics, technology, production services and related services, among other functions.

“This is an exciting time for Moore DM Group and our clients along with the missions they serve. I look forward to working with all of my colleagues to continue to put customers first and push to deliver innovation and integration in multi-channel fundraising,” Calta said. Calta will continue her role as president of Barton Cotton, a member of Moore DM Group.

Nonprofit Industry Veteran To Engage With Moore DM Group

Kyla Shawyer photoTULSA, Okla. (Feb. 15, 2019)  Moore DM Group is pleased to announce Kyla Shawyer will engage with the company in a variety of capacities including: the future of fundraising innovation and leadership, international expansion, deepening U.S. market engagement, and leveraging strategic investments for broader sector learning and development.

Moore DM Group President Geoff Peters made the announcement earlier this week. “Kyla is a great leader and a brilliant strategist who is well known for her international work with Operation Smile and later for The Resource Alliance,” Peters said. “I’m very pleased she has agreed to work with us and look forward to her contributions to our continued growth.”

Shawyer, a nonprofit industry veteran and former CEO of The Resource Alliance and International Fundraising Congress (IFC) has more than 20 years of experience in fundraising, marketing and resource mobilization for international nonprofit and commercial sectors.

Prior to her time leading The Resource Alliance, Shawyer served in key leadership positions at Operation Smile International, including chief operating officer and senior vice president of international fundraising and marketing, where she was responsible for international operations and global resource expansion, creating the organization’s first globally-integrated fundraising, marketing and communications strategy.

“Geoff and the MDM team are committed to investing in innovations that deepen engagement and connection, building truly collaborative frameworks,” Shawyer said. “I am excited about the opportunity to share experiences on global innovation in the social impact sector. There seems to be a universal thirst for better, faster change. More and more people are keen to find a sense of purpose, an outlet for their values. That’s great news for good causes if they can truly align their organizational values with those of people who want to turn their personal values into action,” Shawyer added.

In addition to her fundraising experience, Shawyer is an active member of the nonprofit community serving on a variety of industry boards. She is passionate about encouraging nonprofits across the world to see themselves not just as a sector, but as part of a vibrant ecosystem of social good that comprises many other ideas, solutions and players.

Moore DM Group launches Navistar Direct Marketing

September 1, 2017, Washington D.C., — Moore DM Group announces the formation of Navistar Direct Marketing located in Fredrick, MD. Navistar Direct Marketing is a digital and conventional printing company with full-service direct mail production servicing nonprofit, commercial and political clients. The company will be a member of The Moore DM Group, a global leader in marketing solutions.

Navistar Direct Marketing provides turnkey production services to include creative solutions, digital and conventional printing, full-service direct mail, and fulfillment. The state-of-the-art facility will employ more than 200 people.

Navistar Direct Marketing named Art Simpson the president. Art served with EU Services for more than 30 years. A team of industry experts have joined Simpson at Navistar Direct Marketing to service its customers. Under Simpson’s direction, Navistar Direct Marketing will have the highest commitment to delivering the most cutting-edge marketing campaigns to provide clients measurable business results.

“I am very excited about Navistar Direct Marketing as a member of Moore DM Group because of the talented direct marketing professionals who will be leading this company,” said Navistar Direct Marketing CEO and Moore DM Group Chairman, Jim Moore. “Their dedication to the mission of their customers, joined with the cutting-edge technology available at the production facility, will be a winning combination.”

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Moore Direct Acquires Redfield & Co.

By Mark Hrywna – May 24, 2016 (
Moore Direct Marketing (MDM) Group has acquired Redfield & Co., a provider of custom printed products. Terms of the deal, announced last week, were not disclosed.

Redfield, which was founded in Omaha, Neb., in 1883, provides promotional mail, automated forms, commercial printing, and pressure-sensitive labels. The firm has about 150 nonprofit clients and has increased its emphasis on nonprofits during the past 15 to 20 years, according to owner Tom Beachler. “They [Moore] can help us in some areas that we either don’t have or are kind of weak in,” he said. For instance, Redfield did not have a letter shop for personalization and mailing services and while they did have some creative, that wasn’t the firm’s strength.

Moore DM Group offers direct response fundraising expertise, including strategic consulting, production management, database services, analytical tools, direct response marketing, public relations, and product time fulfillment.

Redfield currently has about 35 employees, according to owner Beachler. The two companies had been talking for a couple of years and the deal came together in recent weeks, he said, describing the match as a nice fit from “a personality standpoint.”

Beachler and Tom Kearney partnered to acquire the firm in 1986, bringing in Dale Stephens as a partner in 1990. All three will remain with Moore DM Group. Beachler has accepted the position of president while Kearney will become senior vice president and Stephens will be vice president of operations.

All Redfield employees will be offered a position in Moore DM Group, according to Beachler, with some consolidation that will occur at the company’s Topeka, Kansas facility. Moore DM Group recently purchased Topeka, Kansas-based Southwest Publishing and Mailing, as well as Southwest Caging.

“Plans are already under way to enhance and expand Redfield & Co.’s capabilities and product lines as well as the direct mail market today,” according to a press release.

Tulsa, Okla.-based Moore DM Group owns a number of fundraising firms. The company purchased Bowie, Md.-based CDR Fundraising Group in 2011 and acquired the assets of Barton Cotton for $6.8 million after it emerged from bankruptcy in 2009. It also owns Bernard Data Solutions in Broomfield, Colo., and ResourceOne in Tulsa, Okla.

Moore DM Group Acquires Southwest Holding Corporation

TULSA, Oklahoma (October 28, 2015) – Moore DM Group announces that it has acquired Southwest Holding Corporation and its two subsidiaries, Southwest Publishing and Mailing and Southwest Caging. By joining the Moore DM Group family of companies, Southwest Holding Corporation’s nonprofit clients will have immediate access to a full range of direct marketing services to meet the ever-changing demands to deliver on their mission.

Moore DM Group provides comprehensive direct response fundraising expertise to the nonprofit market through a wide range of service and product offerings – including strategic consulting, production management, database services, analytical tools, direct response marketing, public relations, and product fulfillment. “Southwest Publishing and Mailing, along with Southwest Caging, have built a reputation of delivering high-quality direct mail services at competitive prices.” said Jim Moore, Founder of Moore DM Group. “Many thanks to David Ohse and his entire team for creating a highly-respected organization. I am proud to have both of these companies join our mission to provide quality direct marketing services to our nonprofit clients.”

Shane Hillmer, who has a 26-year career with Southwest Publishing and Mailing, will return to his former role as President of the publishing group. Joining him will be Vice President Angie McAtee. Tom Bender will continue as President of Southwest Caging.

Since 1971, Southwest Publishing and Mailing has provided one-stop direct mail printing, data, personalization and mailing services to nonprofit clients. Founded in 1988, Southwest Caging provides high quality caging services to non-profit organizations and their professional fundraisers across the U.S. Plans are already underway to expand Southwest Publishing and Mailing’s capabilities and product lines to meet the new and ever-changing needs of the non-profit sector.