Integrated Fundraising Communications

Our Mission

We take pride in building successful partnerships, growing with every client as, together, we test the limits of direct marketing in order to generate the revenues to advance their case.

We deliver innovative and wise counsel, drawn from our close personal relationships with each client and our vast professional knowledge and expertise.

History

With more than 30 years of direct marketing experience we have grown from a small Milwaukee-based firm to one of the most accomplished direct response marketing agencies in the country, with offices in Milwaukee, WI and Washington, DC.

From our beginnings we knew that success depended on fostering strong partnerships with our clients, and we are convinced that at the core of any successful partnership is a common set of goals, values, and priorities. In our corporate mission statement we make clear that it is critical we share a common bond with everyone we work with.

Meet Our Team

We believe, above everything else, that people make the difference. And we know that when you judge us, you will be evaluating how well our team will work day in and day out to make your fundraising program an unparalleled success. The principal reason ABD Direct offers the best array of direct mail services is because we have the finest people working for us.

It means we will attend to every detail and take 100% responsibility for all aspects of your program. Our focus on client service makes us the easiest firm to work with—and it makes us the best.

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Chuck Pruitt

Co-Managing Director

Milwaukee
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Joe Manes

Senior Vice President

Sacramento, CA
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Jeff Mallach

Vice President

Milwaukee
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Meredith Feldman

Vice President

Milwaukee
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Lizabeth Ludowissi

Vice President, Production

Milwaukee
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Cathy Grams

Vice President, Strategy and Development

Washington, DC
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Angela Jackson

Account Executive, Planner & Data Analyst

Milwaukee
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Erin Lingsweiler

Account Executive

Milwaukee
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Claire Moore

Account Executive

Washington, DC
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Megan Meneau

Account Executive

Milwaukee, WI

Recent Awards

2017

DMAW MAXI Awards

Nonprofit Major Donor Direct Mail Campaign Audubon’s Great Egret Society Launch Package

Political Acquisition DCCC Trump – What the hell do you have to lose? Package

Nonprofit Renewal/Special Appeal NARAL’s Trump Timeline Appeal

2016

DMAW MAXI Awards

Nonprofit Major Donor Direct Mail Campaign The Wilderness Society’s Advocates for Wilderness Too Wild to Drill Appeal

2015

DMAW MAXI Awards

Nonprofit Direct Mail Special Appeal USHMM Some Were Neighbors Appeal

2014

DMAW MAXI Awards

Nonprofit Direct Mail Special Appeal USHMM Year-End Appeal

Nonprofit Digital Special Appeal The Wilderness Society Year-End Lightbox

Fundraising Success Awards

Silver in Fundraising Excellence The Wilderness Society Online Renewal Campaign

Bronze in Fundraising Excellence The Wilderness Society Year-End Email Campaign

Silver in Fundraising Excellence The Wilderness Society Year-End Lightbox

2013

AAPC Pollie Award

Best Overall Candidate Fundraising Campaign Obama for America 2012

Best Mailing for a Candidate for President Obama for America 2012

Silver Pollie – House Mailer Obama for America 2012 “State of the Race” Donor Insider Appeal

Silver Pollie – Prospect Mailer Obama for America 2012 First Lady Photo Prospecting

Bronze Pollie – House Mailer Obama for America 2012 September “Convention Photo” Appeal (FLOTUS)

Bronze Pollie – Prospect Mailer Obama for America 2012 Presidential Gold Seal Prospecting

Fundraising Success Awards

Direct Mail ($10 Million+) – Gold United States Holocaust Memorial Museum “Tribute Candle Appeal”

Direct Mail ($10 Million+) – Special Mention Obama for America 2012 “State of the Race” Donor Insider Appeal

DMAW MAXI Awards

Nonprofit Acquisition/Prospecting USHMM Simmonds Project

Political Acquisition/Prospecting OFA First Lady Photo

Political Major Donor OFA State of the Race Donor Insider Appeal

Political Special Appeal OFA Convention Photo Appeal

Political Special Appeal OFA Birthday Card Appeal

2009

Gold Awards For Fundraising Excellence

Fundraising Campaigns of the Year Obama for America Sound Card Appeal

Save Darfur Coalition’s “Be a Voice for Darfur” Poster Appeal

Fearless Fundraising Obama for America Sound Card Appeal

DMAW MAXI Awards

Gold Maxi in Platinum “Big Idea” Award Obama for America Sound Card Appeal

Pollie Awards – American Association of Political Consultants

Best Overall Candidate Fundraising Campaign Obama for America

Best Mailing for a Candidate for President Obama for America Rally Poster Appeal

2008

DMAW MAXI Awards

Bronze Maxi in Political Fundraising Obama for America

Gold Maxi in Non Profit Fundraising Special Appeal Drug Policy Alliance

Gold Maxi in Platinum “Big Idea” Award Save Darfur Coalition Poster Appeal