Cogeo is proud to announce its relationship with Neustar, a company that, among other things, is the registrar company behind the .us, .co, .biz and various other Internet URL’s. Cogeo was selected as one of five featured companies exuding the .us community brand. The highlight includes this written feature, a digital marketing short, and a featured 5-minute mini documentary.
Cogeo’s Managing Director of Consulting Rob Kusel will be speaking at the September #TappSocial event at the Mill in Wilmington, DE - Wilmington's monthly educational event and networking series, empowering nonprofit thought leaders to share innovative best practices through the latest advances in digital marketing and technology.
Topics discussed will be:
A comprehensive look at effective annual giving and major gift programs.
Pros, cons, and strategies of hosting and managing fundraiser events.
Tips and best practices for an effective board of directors.
July 1st, 2018 - Cogeo is very pleased to announce its latest partnership with The Woodshed Agency, an expert crowdfunding consultancy.
As part of the terms of the agreement, the partners’ collective communities will have access to each other’s expertise, educational resources and opportunities to learn how each of the partners’ services can create additional, positive long term value to the respective constituents’ endeavors.
Jeff Wenzel, the Founder and CEO of the Woodshed Agency, had the following to say about the partnership:
“We are beyond excited to partner with Cogeo to provide this exciting opportunity to our community members and clientele. Cogeo’s deep fundraising expertise and industry experience will add an additional layer of value to client endeavors and promote long-term sustainability and success for projects well beyond the immediate crowdfunding sprint. This is a logical extension into providing additional long-term value to our clients.”
Patrick Sampson, the CEO of Cogeo, views the partnership as a tremendous win for all involved: “The Woodshed Agency’s choice to partner with Cogeo is yet another example of the Woodshed Agency’s leadership, vision, and proactive approach to supporting those they serve. Cogeo is excited to be an important resource for fundraising education and long-term endeavor sustainability, ensuring the communities developed and the financial resources obtained by Woodshed community members thrive well into the future.”
About Cogeo - Cogeo provides organizational advice and development (fundraising) services to nonprofits to optimize their efficiency and long-term sustainability. Cogeo’s management team has 40+ years of philanthropic management and fundraising experience raising over $600 million for more than 100 nonprofit clients. www.cogeo.us
About the Woodshed Agency - Woodshed is a pioneering crowdfunding agency serving corporations and content creators across a wide mix of industries. The company helps clients to effectively architect and execute strategic equity and rewards-based crowdfunding campaigns that build brand equity and drive growth. www.woodshed.agency
Wayne, PA - Cogeo is excited to announce that it has secured the Founding Director of Development position for the YSC Academy located in Wayne, PA. The placement marks the School's first full-time Director of Development position and a significant transition point for the growth of the Academy. Nooha Ahmed-Lee, the YSC Academy’s Head of School, had the following to say about Cogeo's work in the hiring process:
"Cogeo's deep expertise gave us the confidence to progress forward with hiring the right individual at the right time for the Academy’s next logical stage of growth. Their Executive Search services allowed us to navigate this pivotal moment for the Academy with ease. Their organization, efficiency, and expertise guided us to select the best candidate for the Academy's unique culture and needs, both for now and well into our future endeavors."
More information about the school may be found at www.yscacademy.org
Accredited by the Pennsylvania Association of Independent Schools (PAIS), YSC Academy offers a college-preparatory program ideally suited for student-athletes motivated to realize their intellectual and athletic promise and to become confident, courageous, and responsible young men. Our students, spanning grades 8-12 and post-graduate, have been identified as among the most competitive soccer athletes of their age groups.
Los Angeles, CA - Cogeo is very pleased to announce its latest partnership with the Korean American National Museum (KANM). The new partnership will focus on acquiring the necessary financial resources to carry out the museum’s building project for a permanent site in LA’s Koreatown.
Shinae Yoon, KANM’s Executive Director, shares her excitement about the partnership with Cogeo: “We are thrilled to be working with the team at Cogeo. Not only are they providing direct support for our project, they are helping to shape our mission from the ground up. Their agility in working around our unique challenges make it so that we don’t feel boxed into a prepackaged experience. By taking a creative and personal approach, they are able to understand our unique circumstances and shape a model that works specifically for us.”
Patrick Sampson, the CEO of Cogeo, feels that the partnership is a tremendous opportunity for the Korean American National Museum and its community: “The KANM’s decision to partner with Cogeo shows their proactive approach to supporting the financial and operational success of its new building project. Cogeo is excited to be an important resource for bank stewardship, donor engagement, and museum management to ensure that the museum will provide a cultural and educational epicenter for the Korean-American community and beyond."
About Korean American National Museum – The Korean American National Museum (KANM) was founded in 1991 to plan and operate the nation’s first and only institution devoted to preserving, studying, and presenting the Korean American community’s cultural heritage. The museum has since operated out of a temporary site in LA’s Koreatown. This new building will provide a permanent space for the museum’s exhibitions and become a focal point for cultural exchange and education within the community.
More information can be found at: https://www.kanmuseum.org.
Rochester, New York - Cogeo is thrilled to announce its partnership with St. John Bosco Schools. The partnership is a beneficial new venture for St. John Bosco Schools and the Catholic community the Schools serve.
Anne Smith, Director of Development for St. John Bosco Schools, comments on the partnership with Cogeo: "St. John Bosco Schools and the Chesterton Academy of Rochester is excited to be engaging with Cogeo on a major gifts campaign. After ten years of growth and success, the timing is right for our School to raise the funds that will help secure our future. We are optimistic and look forward to laying the foundation for our next decade of forming future leaders of the Church and the nation through a classical liberal arts elementary and secondary education rooted in the truth, goodness, and beauty of the Catholic faith."
Patrick Sampson, CEO of Cogeo, sees the relationship with St. John Bosco Schools as a vital next step for the Schools’ growth: “The team at St. John Bosco Schools does a fabulous job of engaging the local community and truly living their mission of providing quality, classical education that cultivates the ‘whole person’. The partnership will give SJBS the opportunity to expand and steward their current donor base and others with affinity to the Schools, enriching their programmatic pillars and resources. Cogeo is excited to work with St. John Bosco Schools to enable its continued success and empower additional educational opportunities to the students and families the Schools serve."
More information can be found at https://www.johnboscoschools.org.
Ronkonkoma, NY - Cogeo is very pleased to announce its latest partnership with the Long Island Junior Soccer League (LIJSL), one of the largest youth soccer leagues in the United States.
As part of the terms of the agreement, all LIJSL member clubs will have access to Cogeo’s expertise and services which include fundraising, sponsorships and tournament management. All LIJSL clubs will have access to educational resources and an opportunity to learn how each of these services can create an additional, positive revenue stream, in addition to membership dues, to support their operational needs.
“We are very pleased to partner with Cogeo Sports & Entertainment to provide this exciting opportunity to our member clubs to work with their management team. They can only benefit from Cogeo’s experience and success in developing and directing fundraising campaigns and have executed sponsorship deals for brands such Gatorade, Adidas, Topps, and Nissan,” commented LIJSL Director of Marketing & Member Services Steve Padaetz. “Their soccer-specific industry experience in assisting organizations with feasibility studies, such as the California Youth Soccer Association (Cal North) and East Bay United, to managing comprehensive fundraising initiatives for clubs and academies, such as with West-Mont United, the San Francisco Elite Academy, and the YSC Academy, Cogeo’s suite of services will undoubtedly continue to promote the beautiful game and will only further assist our membership,” he added.
Patrick Sampson, the CEO of Cogeo, views the partnership as a tremendous opportunity for the League and its member clubs: “The LIJSL’s choice to partner with Cogeo is yet another example of the League’s industry leadership, vision and proactive approach to supporting the financial and operational success of its member clubs. Cogeo is excited to be an important resource for fundraising education, sponsorships and tournament management to ensure each member club has the long-term financial resources to achieve its operational mission.”
The new partnership will kick off at the League’s upcoming 36th Annual Convention held at the Hilton Long Island Huntington Hotel on March 9-11th, as Cogeo presents an education series specifically for LIJSL membership clubs.
About Long Island Junior Soccer League – Established in 1966, the Ronkonkoma, NY based nonprofit LIJSL is one of the largest youth soccer leagues in the United States. The League, with over 100-member clubs - more than 5,000 volunteers and almost 60,000 registered players - offers various youth soccer programs for participants from five to nineteen years of age.
Additional Public Relations Announcements of the Partnership:
Colorado Springs, Colorado - Cogeo is excited to announce its partnership with USA Wrestling. The announcement marks a beneficial new venture for USA Wrestling and the global community it serves.
Steve Fraser, Chief of Donor and Alumni Relations for USA Wrestling, comments on the opportunity the partnership with Cogeo brings: "USA Wrestling is thrilled to be partnering with Cogeo Sports, as it will enable us to reach our full potential of relationship engagement with our deep membership throughout the United States, as well as internationally. We are committed to ongoing funding support and enhancing the following three initiatives:
1. USA Wrestling’s National Team and our Olympic quest for excellence
2. USA Wrestling’s youth development and helping to build our country’s future leaders
3. USA Wrestling’s outreach in expanding the impact our sport can make
Cogeo will be instrumental with direction and helping us to accomplish our comprehensive development goals."
Patrick Sampson, CEO of Cogeo, sees the relationship with USA Wrestling as a golden opportunity for the nonprofit: “Steve and the rest of his team at USA Wrestling do a tremendous job engaging their global community on multiple levels. USA Wrestling’s decision to partner with Cogeo will expand its reach and ability to communicate and steward even more of their vast community within its programmatic initiatives, as well as expand its general support base through meaningful digital initiatives. Cogeo Sports is excited to partner with USA Wrestling to inspire even more lifelong success stories from those the organization serves."
More information can be found at www.themat.com
Alameda, California - Cogeo is proud to announce the beginning of its engagement with the Alameda County Sheriffs Activity League. The announcement sparks an exciting new venture for the organization to attract more resources in the pursuit of uniting the Sheriff’s Office personnel, citizens, and youth of Alameda County to reduce crime, better the lives of area residents, and enhance the community through action and collaboration.
Sara Sherman of the ACSAL had the following to say about the engagement: “The professionals at Cogeo are true experts in the human services sector. Their guidance on how to approach specific fundraising opportunities has been, and will continue to be, invaluable for the ACSAL. Most importantly, we now have the administrative structures in place upon which to build and execute our fundraising plan and long-term organizational vision to support Cogeo's direction.”
Nick Lusson, also of the ACSAL, shares his sentiment about the partnership: “Cogeo does a great job of taking the complex, and at times intimidating, process of fundraising and breaking it down into a series of achievable action steps for any organization. They have worked with our staff to build a system of fundraising tactics that focuses our efforts for better efficiency in a more systematic strategy. After just a short time with them we have a significant boost of energy and confidence to make our dreams a reality.”
More information: http://www.acdsal.org
Washington, D.C. - January 25-27th, 2018, Families USA will be launching the new National Association of Health Access Assisters (NAHAA) at their Annual Families USA Health Action Conference in Washington, D.C..
Cogeo is delighted to announce that Rob Kusel, Cogeo's Managing Director of Consulting, has been invited to the Conference's Presentation Panel to discuss Alternative Funding Tactics for Family Health Agencies in a session titled Make the Money Follow You: Diversifying Funding Models to Support Consumer Assistance.
More information can be found at http://familiesusa.org/HA2018
7 Types of Successful Philanthropists
By now, it is safe to assume that at least one person in the philanthropic industry has advised you that achieving your funding goals is greatly based on your ongoing funder-fundee relationship…and they are right.
But truly understanding the type of funder you are, and matching with similar-minded nonprofit leadership, is one of the most important fundamental building blocks to enabling mission success and satisfaction.
Portland, Oregon – Today Cogeo finalized a joint partnership with Tapp Network (Wilmington, DE), further strengthening Cogeo's digital capacity and offerings to clients. The announcement sparks an exciting new venture to expand client access to inbound marketing and digital asset production resources.
Kyle Barkins, Co-Founder and Chief Innovation Officer of Tapp Network, comments on the exciting opportunity this partnership brings: “Our alliance with Cogeo will bridge the gap between the latest advancements in marketing technology and the transformational fundraising strategies disrupting the nonprofit sector. Cogeo’s leadership in global capacity building and philanthropic growth strategies will become an integral foundation of our inbound marketing offerings and website development solutions. In partnership, Cogeo and Tapp will set a new standard in accelerating the growth and collective impact of our clients. We pride ourselves on collaborating with nonprofits as a true extension of their team and are thrilled to work with Cogeo as they share our passion for empowering the success of the nonprofits in which they serve."
Patrick Sampson, CEO of Cogeo, views the partnership with Tapp network as a vital capacity builder for the Company: “Partnering with Tapp Network will unlock exponential digital capacity for Cogeo clients. As we continue to progress deeper into a digital era in development and relationship management, digital asset creation and community engagement strategies will become even more increasingly relevant to donor conversion and ongoing community communication. We are absolutely delighted to partner with Tapp to further expand our collective expert advice and execution services offering to Cogeo clients. Equally as exciting is the opportunity for Cogeo to provide ever-necessary development expertise to numerous nonprofit organizations within Tapp's Network.”
About Tapp Network: Tapp Network delivers innovative marketing and technology services to the world’s leading nonprofit organizations in over 200 countries. Tapp Network leverages the latest advances in marketing automation, personalization, and integration to develop growth-driven websites, applications, and inbound campaigns for organizations seeking to elevate their mission and market share worldwide.
About Cogeo: Cogeo provides organizational advice and development services to nonprofits to optimize their efficiency and long-term sustainability. Cogeo’s management team has 40+ years of philanthropic management and fundraising experience raising over $600 million for more than 100 nonprofit clients.
Cogeo is delighted to announce that Rob Kusel, Cogeo's Managing Director of Consulting, and Gabby Roe, Cogeo's Director of Sponsorships, Sports & Entertainment will each be presenting a seminar at the US Youth Soccer's United Soccer Coaches Convention and US Youth Soccer Workshop on January 19th and 20th in Philadelphia, PA. Roe will present "The Integration of Sponsorships and Partnerships into Club Fundraising" and Kusel will present "Funding Soccer Clubs and Academies Through Relationships."
Seattle, WA - Cogeo is excited to announce that it has secured a candidate for the Director of Development position for the French American School of Puget Sound located on Mercer Island, WA. The placement marks the School's first full-time Director of Development position and a significant transition point for the growth of the school. Eric Thuau, the French American School of Puget Sound's Head of School, had the following to say about Cogeo's work in the hiring process:
"Cogeo's Executive Search services gave us the confidence to navigate a pivotal moment in FASPS's growth. Their organization, efficiency, and expertise allowed us the discipline to select the best candidate for FASPS's unique culture and needs, both for now and well into our future endeavors."
More information about the school may be found at www.fasps.org
San Francisco, CA – On Thursday February 9th, 2017 the board of directors of Meals on Wheels San Francisco (MOWSF) approved the launch of a $35 million capital campaign to build a new kitchen and operations facility and to transform its existing headquarters into an administrative center. Cogeo was retained to direct the campaign. The announcement marks an important new era for MOWSF and subsequently the senior client population the organization serves throughout the greater San Francisco Bay Area.
Ashley McCumber, CEO of Meals on Wheels San Francisco (www.mowsf.org) commented on the opportunity the campaign brings to the organization and the role Cogeo will play: “We’re delighted to have Cogeo assist us with the direction of this three year campaign to raise $35,000,000 from private sources. The new 38,000 square foot state-of-the-art kitchen and production center and the expansion of current offices and program space will ensure that no homebound senior in San Francisco is forgotten, hungry, or without the support they need to live with dignity and independence. This campaign will create the platform to meet the need for decades to come. Rob Kusel has been a trusted partner throughout the years and we are excited for this campaign to fully succeed.”
Kusel, Cogeo’s Managing Director of Consulting, shares his sentiment about the campaign: “Over the past nine years, MOWSF has experienced tremendous progression and maturity. This campaign is the culmination of discipline and hard work, and will be fundamental to the future success of the organization.”
More information can be found at http://www.mowsf.org
Cogeo's Managing Director of Consulting Services Rob Kusel to speak about the intersection of development and operations at the United States Soccer Foundation's Annual Urban Soccer Symposium on Sunday April 30th, 2017.
More information here: https://ussoccerfoundation.org/events/2017-symposium-schedule#SymposiumSunday30
Truckee, CA – Cogeo is excited to announce its new client partnership with the High Fives Foundation. The announcement marks an exciting new venture for the High Fives Foundation and the populations served by the organization.
Roy Tuscany, Co-Founder and Executive Director of the High Fives Foundation, comments on the exciting opportunity the partnership with Cogeo brings: “Years of expertise to our ever-growing Foundation. We are trying to create some really big next steps for the organization and with the help of Cogeo we believe we have partnered with the best team to secure the funding necessary for our capital campaign. We are blessed at the opportunity to expand through this teamwork."
Patrick Sampson, CEO of Cogeo, sees the relationship with the High Fives Foundation as a promising new frontier for the nonprofit: “Roy and his team at The High Fives Foundation have done an incredible job creating a special culture and service offering for aspiring action sports athletes, as well as being a tremendous resource for those who have suffered life-altering injuries. In addition, their preventive educational programs are absolutely first rate. Cogeo is ecstatic to partner with the Foundation to help rapidly expand the Foundation's ability to provide value to all they serve and inspire even more high fives around the globe."
More information can be found at https://highfivesfoundation.org.