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Gabriel Group Names George Miller, CFRE as Senior Fundraising Consultant

Gabriel Group is thrilled to announce the addition of George Miller to its team as Senior Fundraising Consultant. George will be responsible for developing result-oriented direct response fundraising campaigns using his expertise in major gifts and planned giving.

Before coming to Gabriel Group, George worked at Operation Smile as Vice President of U.S. Development. During this time, he managed an integrated development plan for major giving, planned giving, special events and corporate relations; cultivated leadership donors; and led the development team to significant revenue growth. George has also worked in the nonprofit fundraising arena at The Pursuant Group, Pi Kappa Alpha Foundation and Delta State University Foundation.

CEO Dave Hawkins says, “We are pleased to welcome yet another seasoned and highly successful fundraising professional to our team at Gabriel Group. George has proven his development skills and knowledge and will significantly enhance our fundraising capabilities.”

He continues, “The work we collaborate on with our nonprofit clients is not only a large part of our business, but something our associates are incredibly proud of and passionate about. We think George will fit right in in that regard, and we can’t wait for him to start making an impact.”

George holds an MBA in Management in addition to a BA in Finance from Delta State University. He obtained his CFRE (Certified Fund Raising Executive) certification in 2007.

He enjoys staying involved with his community as a Deacon at Life Fellowship Church and serving on the boards of both the Delta State University National Alumni Association and Desoto Grace Ministries. In his free time, George can be found playing tennis and spending time with his wife and three children.

Postal Rates to Change on January 22nd

The United States Postal Service has announced new postal rates that will take effect on January 22, 2017.

A summary of eligible changes is outlined below.

  • First class stamps will increase in price from $0.47 to $0.49 while meter prices will decrease from $0.465 to $0.46. This will account for a $0.03 difference in price per piece as opposed to a $0.005 difference per piece that has been seen in previous years, making metered mail a bit more appealing.
  • Commercial and nonprofit marketing mail (formerly standard mail) will also increase by approximately $0.003 per piece, which accounts for about a $3 increase per 1,000 mailing pieces.

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

Alphabet Postcard Campaign Notches Fourth Award of 2016

Pictured above: Dave Hawkins, Kelsey Wuertz, Traci Basden, Nancy Crum and Art Kerckhoff

Gabriel Group is proud to announce that its acclaimed Alphabet Postcard Campaign was named the winner of the Campaign: Two or More Pieces category at the ME Show Awards on October 6, 2016. The ME (Marketing Excellence) Show is presented by the St. Louis Chapter of the Business Marketing Association and is the only awards showcase in St. Louis solely dedicated to the recognition and celebration of top-notch business-to-business marketing and advertising.

The Alphabet Postcard Campaign continues an impressive streak of award-winning accomplishments throughout 2016. The Gabriel Group alphabet series was recognized as the winner of both the PCC Pony Award presented at the 2016 Printers & Mailers Conference in June and two Awards of Excellence at the 2016 IABC St. Louis Quill Awards in September in the Marketing Communication and Graphic Design categories. As a marketing effort, the campaign has brought in a total of twenty-two highly qualified leads and six new accounts to Gabriel Group. The newly acquired clients are expected to bill a combined $770,000 in their first year, which accounts for a return on investment of over 4,600%.