Gabriel Group Remains Open During COVID-19 Pandemic

On Saturday, March 21, St. Louis County in Missouri (Gabriel Group HQ location) issued a Stay at Home Order for non-essential businesses effective Monday, March 23. Gabriel Group has been designated as an essential business by the definition of the county and will be continuing operations moving forward.

Only associates necessary for the production of client work will be expected to report to our facilities. All other associates will be working remotely in an effort to comply with the county’s order and maintain the safety of our associates and the community at large.

We are grateful to remain open and provide uninterrupted service to our clients. For a list of frequently asked questions and corporate announcements from our parent company, OSG, click here.

Gabriel Group’s 2020 Pay-It-Forward Organization Announced as Pink Ribbon Girls

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Gabriel Group couldn’t be prouder to name Pink Ribbon Girls as its Pay-It-Forward partner organization for 2020.

Founded in 2002 in Cincinnati, Ohio, Pink Ribbon Girls supports and empowers women who are currently in the fight against breast and gynecological cancers. Their mission to make the burden lighter comes in the form of many free, direct services such as healthy, delivered meals, housecleaning, rides to treatment and peer support. Pink Ribbon Girls operates in a “give where you live” capacity, meaning that although they serve many different areas around the country, all of the money that is donated stays within the community in which it is given.

2020 marks Gabriel Group’s eighth year in a row of nominating and choosing a local St. Louis-area nonprofit to partner with and support throughout the calendar year. Associates on the Pay-It-Forward Committee plan and produce various fundraising events year-round such as holiday raffle baskets, parking spot sign-ups and competitive games. After the year is over, Gabriel Group and its PIF Committee presents our partner organization with an accumulative check for the funds that were raised. This has become the company’s Christmas gift to its clients in lieu of a traditional gift.

Entering its thirteenth consecutive year, GG’s PIF efforts have continued to grow stronger over time with total contributions reaching over $150,000 since 2007. In the past, Gabriel Group has provided clean drinking water in the Dominican Republic; promoted agriculture by supplying animals to families in third world counties; partnered with an organization close to associates’ hearts after losing one of our own to ovarian cancer; fought homelessness and hunger in the St. Louis area; supported local veterans; assisted schoolchildren to ensure they have the basic tools needed for learning; and contributed to empowering young moms and their children realize their full potential.

As a company, GG associates have decided to set their sights on a 2020 goal of raising $15,000 for Pink Ribbon Girls. Multiple fundraisers have already been planned and executed, including a Fox Theatre ticket raffle, hat day offer and Super Bowl square lottery. Don’t miss out on our latest events by following us on Facebook as we look to make 2020 our best year yet!

Gabriel Group Associates Honor Clients and Pay-It-Forward by Raising $16,000 in 2019

Pictured above: Paula Carl of Gabriel Group, Elisa Zieg, Executive Director of The Sparrow’s Nest Maternity Home and Dave Hawkins of Gabriel Group

Gabriel Group couldn’t be happier to announce that it has raised a total of $16,000 for its 2019 Pay-It-Forward partner organization, The Sparrow’s Nest Maternity Home. The annual effort beat its $15,000 goal set for the calendar year and also helped Gabriel Group surpass the $150,000 mark for the company’s overall contributions from the past twelve years of Pay-It-Forward charitable giving.

The mission of The Sparrow’s Nest is to empower young moms and their children to realize their full potential. As a nonprofit, the organization helps teen mothers who experience homelessness or abusive situations by providing them with shelter, resources and supplies. Gabriel Group adopted The Sparrow’s Nest throughout 2019 by organizing and planning various fundraisers to support their amazing cause and program. Events included a summer car wash, various holiday raffle basket lotteries and quarterly happy hours.

In addition to collecting funds, many different toy/supply drives were hosted as well in order to provide The Sparrow’s Nest with as many resources as possible on top of monetary support. Gabriel Group associates also received the opportunity to tour the maternity home itself to get an idea of what day-to-day life is like for the mothers and babies who call The Sparrow’s Nest home and benefit directly from donations that are made.

Associates are motivated to continuing making a difference for Gabriel Group’s new local nonprofit partner organization as the company begins its next annual Pay-It-Forward push in 2020. Stay tuned to hear what group will be chosen in the next couple weeks on the Gabriel Group Facebook page!

Blast off in 3, 2, 1 …

Our newest mission is officially underway! Read all about it in our latest newsletter here.

You’ll learn all about our brand new website redesign (check it it out now at www.gabrielgroup.com!), our transition to becoming a part of the OSG family, our latest case study on planned giving lead generation, a special call for fundraising ideas and information on our next webinar!

We’re so excited about what’s to come in 2020 and beyond and we hope you and your team at Gabriel Group will join us on our next adventure, Anna! Reach out to Anna at anna.mcnulty@gabrielgroup.com or 314.743.5796 with questions, comments or thoughts as we get ready for what’s next!

New Year, New Website, New Capabilities

2020 is looking to be our most exciting year yet here at Gabriel Group! Between promising partnerships and expanded service offerings, we are continuing to band together as a company to make our clients’ messages our mission. And what does that mean exactly?

With the New Year comes multiple announcements we need to cover. So let’s go ahead and dive right in …

First off, we are extremely happy to debut a brand new website to our partners and friends alike – now live at www.gabrielgroup.com! Our goal with this new layout is to help the specific markets we work with more easily navigate our services and to help them in whatever way we can to achieve their goals.

On these dedicated pages, you will find everything from case studies to conference appearances and outlines of our expertise to testimonials from our biggest fans. And as usual, you will be able to find our latest news, thought leadership pieces and pertinent articles right here on our blog. We hope you’ll find this change beneficial to you and your organization – we can’t wait to see what you think!

Now on to our second line of business … we at Gabriel Group are very proud to announce that we are now a part of the OSG family. Along with our new sister company Diamond Communication Solutions, we are currently building a strategic partnership in order to offer a holistic direct response experience for our clients moving forward. We will preface this announcement by saying our day-to-day operations will remain business as usual, but we couldn’t be more excited about what the future holds now that our capabilities have increased exponentially and our capacity is booming as we speak (we’ve secured a neighboring building close by and are getting ready to staff a brand new production floor!).

We know it’s quite a significant way to ring in a new year, but what’s not to love? These amazing, new opportunities combined with the reliable, successful way we’ve done business for years leaves us nowhere to go but up, up and away. We hope you’ll join us on our journey!

It’s here!

Well, two things, technically …

Your Gabriel Group Fall Newsletter and year-end are here and in full swing!

Our latest edition covers plenty of topics pivotal to ending 2019 with a bang. Don’t miss out!

You’ll find a feature article on planned giving best practices, a stewardship piece addressed to you for a change, as well as registration information for our last webinar of the year.

We know what year-end means for you and your nonprofit this year and every year. Call Anna at 314.743.5796 or email anna.mcnulty@gabrielgroup.com today whether you need help planning for 2020, auditing your latest annual efforts or just need a quick consult on your fundraising and/or membership goals.

Ryan Hartman Joins Gabriel Group Team as Senior Director of Client Strategy & Business Development

Gabriel Group is happy to announce Ryan Hartman as its Senior Director of Client Strategy & Business Development.

Ryan comes to Gabriel Group after owning his own business, Marketology, for six years. As a direct response marketing consultant, he coordinated both online and offline marketing programs from inception to launch for his many clients across the country. He also authored direct marketing and production strategies in multiple verticals while partnering and advising on best practices for integrating multiple marketing channels. Prior to launching his own firm, Ryan garnered twelve years of direct marketing experience at various companies where he held titles of Senior Account Executive, Director of Business Development and Vice President of Sales. Throughout his career, Ryan has specialized in generating and nurturing leads in competitive markets, growing revenue and increasing profitability.

“Ryan is going to make an outstanding addition to the Gabriel Group team,” CEO Dave Hawkins states.

“His impressive tenure at so many organizations – including his own – has allowed him to have an exceptionally well-rounded experience in the sales and marketing world. Ryan’s impressive background and deep knowledge of the direct marketing industry is going to benefit us as a company and everyone around him from day one. We can’t wait to see what he can do.”

Ryan holds both an MBA and a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Drake University where he was a member of men’s golf team. When he isn’t in the office, he enjoys spending time with friends and family, going to the beach, cooking, gardening and traveling.

It’s a long story, but …

… don’t worry – we’ll try and summarize it for you.

The short version? The Gabriel Group Summer Newsletter is officially available and ready for your viewing pleasure! Check it out here.

In this edition of The Messenger, we’re focusing on the power of storytelling – something you know all about in the world of membership and fundraising.
So make sure and take a look at the various topics we tackled this time around, including a case study on raising more money while spending less marketing dollars, telling the right story to get your members to become mission-driven advocates and more.

Need help telling your tales to your members and/or donors? Reach out to Anna at 314.743.5796 or anna.mcnulty@gabrielgroup.com today to get the creative juices flowing and the revenue pouring in.

Teamwork makes the …

… world a better place. (And yes – the “dream work,” too.)

In this edition of Gabriel Group’s quarterly newsletter, The Messenger, we’re focusing on the idea that when passionate people come together in the world of fundraising and membership, amazing things happen every day.

So go ahead and sneak a peek here.

You’ll find an incredible client story detailing one of our most successful relationships of all time, a feature highlighting our 2019 Pay-It-Forward partner, additional information about our new internal restructuring initiative and more.

We’re so proud to be a part of nonprofit teams around the country in the broader fight to change lives for the better. And, of course, thank you for being a part of ours!

The Sparrow’s Nest Maternity Home Chosen as Gabriel Group’s Pay-It-Forward Organization of 2019

Gabriel Group is proud to announce The Sparrow’s Nest Maternity Home as its 2019 Pay-It-Forward recipient.

The mission of The Sparrow’s Nest is to empower young moms and their children to realize their full potential. As a nonprofit, The Sparrow’s Nest helps teen mothers who experience homelessness or abusive situations by providing them with shelter, resources and supplies. The program is open to any girl or woman 20 years of age or under who is currently expecting and/or parenting a child under the age of five. The Sparrow’s Nest supports those living at the maternity home during their entire pregnancy and up to a year after their baby is born.

Gabriel Group is now in its seventh year of selecting a local St. Louis-area charity to support in order to give back to its community and make a lasting impact on small organizations close to home. Each year, associates participate in a variety of fundraising activities such as potlucks, “bring your dog to work” weeks and numerous pay-to-play competitions. In January of the following year, Gabriel Group as a company presents a check to our partner organization in honor of our clients in lieu of a traditional Christmas gift.

Gabriel Group’s Pay-It-Forward initiative has been in place for the past 12 years. Throughout that time, the company has raised over $135,000 while partnering with nonprofits near and far in order to make a difference. Initiative examples include funding a new classroom at an early childhood education center in Zambia; supporting relief efforts following the tornado in Joplin; helping children suffering from abuse or neglect; partnering with an organization close to associates’ hearts after losing one of our own to ovarian cancer; fighting homelessness and hunger in the St. Louis area; supporting local veterans; and assisting schoolchildren to ensure they have the basic tools needed for learning.

As associate generosity has continued to increase year over year, Gabriel Group has committed to a 2019 Pay-It-Forward goal of $15,000. The year has already started off strong with dogs coming to visit the office for $10 each in January and a huge pool tournament turnout in February! Be sure to stay updated on all of Gabriel Group’s fundraising efforts on Facebook as we continue to break records and make a difference for The Sparrow’s Nest throughout the year!