Gabriel Group Adds Kathleen Contrino as Senior Account Director

Gabriel Group is happy to announce the addition of Kathleen Contrino as Senior Account Director.

Kathleen comes to Gabriel Group from Blackbaud Inc., where she served as a Principal Consultant. There, she managed the services, projects and staff responsible for the successful execution and delivery of the March of Dimes Enterprise account. She also oversaw staff teams that delivered direct response programs that were responsible for over $210 million in revenue. Prior to Blackbaud, Kathleen spent 25 years garnering nonprofit experience in many arenas, including higher education, public broadcasting, healthcare and human services. Her fundraising expertise includes strategic planning and the development of annual and multi-year programs including annual fund, sustainer, major and mid-level, planned giving and capital campaigns.

CEO Dave Hawkins says, “Kathleen is such a fantastic addition to Gabriel Group. Between her background working within the nonprofit sector and her experience on the consulting side, we think she will be a truly outstanding resource to our clients with her unique perspective of the entire fundraising lifecycle.”

“Her passion is so evident in every interaction, and we can’t wait for her to share it with our nonprofit partners. Her contagious energy paired with her exceptional knowledge is sure to benefit both us as a company and the organizations we work with.”

Kathleen speaks and writes on philanthropy and fundraising and has won national and statewide recognition for her fundraising and marketing programs. She is an adjunct faculty member in the Graduate Nonprofit Management Program at Regis University and is an active member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals and Direct Marketing Association Nonprofit Federation. When she is not in the office, Kathleen volunteers for a community hospice organization, a county food bank and various organizations involved in cancer research. She is also a top ten ranked member of the Colorado Master’s Swim Association.

Extra! Extra! Read all about the latest fundraising trends…

…in our brand-new digital newsletters!

We are very excited to announce that our quarterly fundraising newsletter, The Messenger, will now be available online for your reading pleasure! From research-based articles to vital topics relevant to your nonprofit to innovative case studies, all of GG’s original content will now be available to you at the click of a mouse.

Ready to see what all of the fuss is about? Go ahead and check out our winter edition here to learn more about the latest tax changes, what we’re most proud of from 2017 and what our in-house Pay-It-Forward Committee has been up to lately.

We can’t wait to begin sharing with you and your organization in a new and exciting way starting now. Happy scanning and make sure to be on the lookout for our spring newsletter coming soon!

Postal Rates to Change on January 21st

The United States Postal Service has announced new postal rates that will take effect on January 21, 2018.

A summary of eligible changes is outlined below.

  • First class stamps will increase in price from $0.49 to $0.50 while meter prices will increase from $0.46 to $0.47. This will account for a $0.01 increase in price per piece as opposed to a $0.005 decrease last year.
  • Commercial and nonprofit marketing mail (formerly standard mail) will also increase by 1.9% overall, with some categories increasing and others decreasing. For example, commercial letter size mail will increase by 2% while nonprofit flats will decrease by 6.9%.

For your convenience, our Gabriel Group Postal Rate Chart is available to you for download. Click here to view and save the PDF.