"ADVANCEMENT ROI, LLC has been great for our business! We turned over all of our advertising/marketing duties to the firm after being in business for 14 years. What a relief it has been to just concentrate on the business side of things and not have to worry about the marketing. And not to mention not having to worry if it will actually generate revenue (we've been down that road before as well). Nick has been very responsive to my needs, very easy to work, with and very quick to respond! We were so happy that we decided to extend our contract for another year. "
Anthony Fournier, President, EverClean
“In the many years I have known Nick, I have always been impressed by his unique ability to make friends easily, and adapt to any environment swiftly. He's equally adept at embracing a mission, accurately capturing organization vision, and articulating a message in a genuinely compelling manner. His command of technology, marketing, and systems management compliments his broad knowledge of Development and Alumni/ae Relations, on every level, and makes him the quintessential candidate to counsel any Advancement or Marketing operation. In leading the Major and Planned Giving programs for the national Epilepsy Foundation for several years, and now at Mercy Medical Center, ADVANCEMENT ROI, LLC has provided invaluable insight, strategy, Gift Pyramid planning, strategic Moves Management counsel, and marketing materials/visuals to help optimize our processes. He's a total team player and I would strongly recommend him to anyone in need of such a professional.”
Geoff Hoyt, Senior Director of Principal Gifts, National Epilepsy Foundation & Mercy Medical Center
“For someone whose previous professional experience focused primarily on fundraising (development) activities, Nick is a naturally gifted marketer with keen insights into the dynamics of the marketplace and a deep understanding of its variables, including positioning, messaging and media. We thought we might teach him a thing or two about how to motivate target audiences, but in fact he taught us. Not to mention the fact that his innate optimism is contagious. He’s a leader in every way.”
Rick Cohn, Partner, 360 Marketing Strategy & Communications
"Nick at Advancement ROI, LLC designed and implemented a consistent theme and message across all media platforms, as well as a new website, to get my message out to clients and potential clients. We continue to work together and am very happy with the results."
Dan Fournier, President, Mission Clean
“Nick's approach to philanthropy was a refreshing change for us. Philanthropy was fun again, the events were bigger and better than ever. The results spoke for themselves as Nick improved each of our events to record-breaking numbers, each year smashing the previous year’s goals. Nick successfully grew the size of each event while simultaneously increasing the return on each investment. His laser-like focus on ROI and marketing abilities allowed our organization to increase fundraising targets to aid in our strategic capital planning sessions. Through Nick’s board development and leadership education, the leadership team was more engaged than ever before. Nick is a true professional and someone I’m proud to have worked with.”
Rob Glew, Executive Director, Southern New Hampshire Radiology Consultants, Former Elliot Health System SVP of Operations
"Nick is phenomenal! He was able to educate our employees and significantly increased donations. He built great relationships in the community and increased contributions. Nick has the ability to be both high level strategic and see the big picture, and be tactical to get results. He put "fun" back into fundraising. Nick was a pleasure to work with and was well respected both in the community and within the organization."
Samantha O’Neill, CCA, Vice President, Human Resources, Portsmouth Regional Hospital
“Nick is a go-getter, an experienced development and marketing professional who knows the ropes and uses them effectively. With Nick at the wheel, that campaign was a major success. One of his signal strengths was the active interest he showed in stewarding volunteers and donors. No day was complete without his reaching out and responding to constituents in every free second. As a consequence, volunteers felt valued and were ready to go the extra mile when asked. Donors appreciated his recognition of the role they played in lifting Tilton’s campaign far above any fundraising initiative in that fine school. Nick knows and utilizes the advantages of networking to great advantage, a trait which will always stand him -- and the organization smart and lucky enough to employ him -- in good stead in our industry. I am delighted to give him this enthusiastic recommendation.”
Porter Caesar, CFRE, Principal at Porter Caesar, LLC
“In working with Nick on the Lawrence General Hospital capital campaign, I witnessed his determination and commitment to the project at hand. He made this campaign a top priority for him, his staff, hospital physicians, board members and Senior Management. Through his leadership, the campaign saw great success and was far ahead of schedule in regards to pledged commitments. Above all else, it has been an absolute privilege working alongside Nick.”
Scott Rosenkrans, Former Campaign Counsel with Ghiorsi & Sorrenti
“I've known Nick professionally for over 25 years. We first met as advisors to our respective student alumni organizations (Nick at UConn and me at Clark University). Nick is one of the hardest working, dedicated and successful advancement professionals in the business. He also has one of the most genuine approaches to all he does. Nick never approaches as a “job” or “project” as something he simply needs to complete. He puts his heart and soul in all he does!”
Bill Bennett, CFRE, Senior Development Officer, Harvard Business School
“From his first week at Cushing, his energy, enthusiasm, and expertise had an impact. During his tenure, any metric you can apply to development – be it alumni participation, annual fund response, marketing materials, and overall funds raised – dramatically improved. Nick is a person whom you want to have on your team because he gets results!”
Bill Prindle, Former Director of Marketing and Communications, Cushing Academy
“Nick and I shared an important time at The University of Connecticut's Alumni Association. It was a time of growth and rebranding. Nick was energetic, engaging, and respectful of the volunteer leadership's opinions and worked well with the team to achieve some daunting goals. The result is a landmark building, the Centennial Alumni House, "Home" for Alumni while on campus, that has endured as a symbol of pride and ownership for many.”
Rosalyn Cama, Former Alumni Trustee, Secretary, University of Connecticut Alumni Association
“Nick was pivotal in Tilton School achieving monumental strides in capital campaign goals. He was committed and passionate--a true professional. It is said that the success of new initiatives, whether they are good or bad, can rest solely on whether the leader has enthusiasm and supports the initiative. Nick's enthusiasm, spirit, and dedication were the best I've seen in years. He was a true professional and believed, supported and respected his staff. He demonstrated those actions by managing with kindness and courtesy, which promoted a happy team environment. He delegated and held his staff accountable, as well as encouraged his staff to take risks and go above and beyond. Tilton's campaign success was due to his enthusiasm, ability to organize volunteers, and belief in his staff. I miss his leadership, enthusiasm, and professional leadership immensely.”
Deirdre Jordan, Former Director of Annual Giving, Tilton School
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