The Forever Cape Campaign was a tremendous success, and it could not have been accomplished without the strategic guidance and training provided by Demont. I really appreciate how Demont raised our sights, took the time to go slow in order to go fast and make big gains, and for helping us navigate a treacherous path through the pandemic.
The associates on our project conveyed personal warmth, professional respect and expertise in a manner that was unassuming yet assured. It was great to have humor within our conversations. I also felt that they respected and valued our project. It was a pleasure to spend time with this team.
The Demont team was easy to talk to and asked appropriate questions. They understand the needs and have a grasp on our community. They quickly figured out who key players were and who or what could be an important component to a successful campaign. They are well experienced in these endeavors.
The Demont team, from the office staff support to the actual arrival and face-to-face time with them in our community, was exceptional, flexible, thorough and very discreet…The results were penetrating and useful.
I already view Demont’s senior counselor as a mentor in this industry and feel blessed to have him on the O-AT-KA team. His knowledge of fundraising, camps, and the human instincts make him the strong leader that he is…The study manager's personality and organizational skills are remarkable. She understands her client's needs and goes above and beyond to make herself part of the organization. Many times I reached out to her with professional AND personal questions and she was able to make my job easier, while also being reassuring.
Hyde aspired to raise about $8M; however, before launching our last campaign, we decided to hire a consulting firm to help us. It was probably the single smartest thing we did. Demont Associates helped us raise $16M – far more than any of our staff or Board members imagined we could raise and six times more than any prior campaign.
I initially was unsure about the benefit of a planning study in large part because we had run two successful campaigns before without a study and because it is a lot of money! But the detail of information received and the appreciation expressed by many of those interviewed that we were doing this in a planned and serious way has won me over. I feel that what we learned will not only benefit the planning for the campaign but for a lot of our work in other parts of our effort as well.