• Big Brothers Big Sisters - Tiffanne (Ryan) Becks, Director - For Kids' Sake Initiatives AND Big Sister

    “We are so thrilled with our partnership. The team was a pleasure to work with and the results were fantastic. Thumbs Up exceeded our expectations for a first time project.”

    - Big Brothers Big Sisters of Eastern Missouri
  • Innovare - Thor Anderson

    “I engaged Thumbs up for two assignments on behalf of a major medical group practice in St. Louis.  One project deployed outbound phone to conduct a patient satisfaction survey.  The other was outbound phone follow up to a mailed invitation to patients encouraging their attendance at educational meetings.  In both projects, Thumbs Up delivered high quality, professional services in accordance with project specifications.  The firm combined talented and effective personal communication by their phone agents with systems technology to obtain targeted results on time and on budget.”

     

    - Innovare
  • Shreveport Symphony - Lois Robinson, Executive Director

    “Thumbs Up has been a most effective partner on both our subscription sales and fundraising.  Since our campaigns are definitely on the small side, I was concerned that it would be difficult to get any attention, but the weekly calls and the detailed reporting (including a segment breakdown) were very helpful , and in the few instances that we had any issues, I felt that the resolutions were prompt and amicable.  We also had a really great caller who was a point person for most of our patrons – people actually asked to see him at the concerts!  We are using them again and are happy to recommend them.”

    - Shreveport Symphony
  • Christian Brothers College High School - Jeff Jones, Director of Leadership Giving

    “I had a high degree of confidence in Thumbs Up’s ability to help us in our Stand Up for CBC capital campaign.  It has been a pleasure working with Thumbs Up throughout this process.  I am pleased to say that my confidence was well placed.  Our campaign is wrapping up and CBC is on stronger ground in part because of our working with Thumbs Up.  From the very beginning, Thumbs Up was available for questions and clarification.  Working with an outside agency to help us with our fundraising calls is not something we considered lightly.  Thankfully, Thumbs Up delivered on their promise and precisely met the goals we set together.  Whenever I had a question or concern, which was very seldom, I was always able to reach them for a quick and proper resolution.  I also appreciated our weekly calls to constantly assess the process and adjust if necessary.  I felt that they were invested in CBC and were truly working to benefit us.  I would not hesitate to hire you folks once again.”

    - CBC High School
  • St. Anthony’s Charitable Foundation - St Anthony's Charitable Foundation

    “We have been using Kari Sickinger and her team at Thumbs Up Marketing for our Past Patient Campaign. Our primary goal was to new donor acquisition for a variety of areas within the hospital. The results have been just what we hoped for. Kari and her team gave us solid projections for both contact and conversion rates. We were able to use the results reports and segmented data they provide to refine the process over time, increasing our results with each campaign.”

    - St Anthony's Charitable Foundation
  • Virginia Museum of Fine Arts - Tom Zydel, Director of Visitor Services & Membership

    “The Thumbs Up team fully embraced VMFA’s fundraising and messaging goals, which was fully evident in the success of the campaign. The most impressive aspect of their work was the calling team’s enthusiasm for VMFA’s membership program and ability to talk about the museum with some of our long-time members just as someone who has worked at the museum for years.”

    - Virginia Museum of Fine Arts
  • Pittsburgh Public Theater - Lou Castelli, Director of External Affairs

    “Thumbs Up Marketing represents us passionately and professionally.  They proactively provide ideas and forward thinking strategies that assist us in achieving our revenue goals.   As an example, Thumbs Up recommended conducting a benchmarking test utilizing a cultivation call to our Single Ticket Buyers prior to the subscription call, and results proved successful.”

    - Pittsburgh Public Theater
  • Lansing Symphony - Courtney Millbrook, Executive Director

    “We were very pleased with the attention to detail and care that Thumbs Up took with our organization and donors.  As a small organization with a limited “list size” we thought tele-fundraising would be too expensive but Thumbs Up had a plan and model that worked for us.  The return on investment was great.  We saw the return of many lapsed donors that we had not been able to reach in a number of years.”

    - Lansing Symphony
  • The Muny - Lucie Springmeyer, Director of Development & Civic Affairs (retired)

    “Our fundraising results at The Muny exceeded expectations.  We received outstanding service from the very beginning planning meetings, through the calling period and long after final reports were submitted.  Thumbs Up utilizes top notch technology and they employ caring people who were truly invested in our goals.”

    - The Muny
  • Thor Anderson & Associates - Thor Anderson

    “I engaged Thumbs up for two assignments on behalf of a major medical group practice in St. Louis.  One project deployed outbound phone to conduct a patient satisfaction survey.  The other was outbound phone follow up to a mailed invitation to patients encouraging their attendance at educational meetings.  In both projects, Thumbs Up delivered high quality, professional services in accordance with project specifications.  The firm combined talented and effective personal communication by their phone agents with systems technology to obtain targeted results on time and on budget.”

    - Thor Anderson