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Client Testimonials

We have a proven track record of growing engagement and increasing online giving for our clients for more than a decade. We are your partner for success.

Andrea Elliott

Director of Marketing Communications, UC Davis Annual and Special Gifts Program

“MainSpring has been pivotal to the development of UC Davis’ email solicitation program over the last decade. With camaraderie, good humor and a lot of hard work, they have consistently provided us with beautiful emails and unparalleled customer service. As our program has become more complex, and grown to include over 18 unit partners on campus and at UC Davis Health, Stephanie and her team have been consistently on hand with smart advice on the latest industry strategies. They have been key to our meeting hundreds of deadlines each year and increasing our annual email numbers by an average of 104% each year over the last three fiscal years. I can, and regularly do, recommend them to everyone.”

Jesse Gilmore

Development Director LSU Health Sciences Foundation

“I could not be happier with our email design and copy. We get a ton of different emails from different universities and for once what we are sending meets the eye test of our competitors.”

Laura McGinley

New York University

“Thank you for an AMAZING day! We most certainly couldn't have done it without you, and we're delighted with the results! A million billion thanks.”

Rebekah Hardy

Washington College

“From the start, it was clear MainSpring was speaking our language. Stephanie and Lindsay took the time to understand our school's culture, alumni audience, and the tricky dynamics of higher ed. Given a very short timeline, they were undeterred and absolutely delivered. Their careful consideration of our goals, creative media marketing, and expert support made our first Giving Day a success.”

Sara Wajda

Director of the Duke Cancer Fund at Duke Cancer Institute

“I initially reached out to MainSpring Media through recommendation of our print/mail vendor, and I am so glad that I did! Duke Cancer was about to redesign and rebuild our annual giving program and we needed to work with a team who would be willing to truly partner with us and work with us through our many data and “technical difficulties.” Working with MainSpring has been a dream! From brainstorming to planning and execution they have been by my side as a supporter and true partner for our annual giving program. Our most recent email blast with MainSpring was around Vice President Biden’s visit to Duke Cancer Institute, and under a super quick turnaround, I am proud to report that we had a 28.9% unique open rate across the series and a 113.3% increase in social media engagement! I highly recommend Stephanie Rasamny, Lindsay DuVall, Lindsey Donovan, and the whole MainSpring team to anyone who is looking to grow their annual giving program!”

Rachel Schiavone

Vicki Soto Memorial Fund Inc.

“I speak on behalf of so many when I say, Vicki’s website would not be where it is today without MainSpring. You guys are all incredible! Wishing you many more years of success!”

Jennifer Kyles

Director of Communications and Technology at Emory University

“Stephanie and the staff at MainSpring are a joy to work with. They are creative, high energy and knowledgeable about their work. The Emory Alumni Association has worked with MainSpring for a number of years on numerous projects and have consistently been pleased.”

Byron Kantrow

Development & Corporate Relations at Tulane University, New York Regional Office

“Stephanie has been nothing less than a pleasure to work with. She is extremely responsive, very organized and the quality of her (and her team's) work has been above our expectations.”

Melissa Johnson

Director of Development, San Jose State University former Director of Annual Giving, Haas School of Business UC Berkeley

“MainSpring did a terrific job of developing and executing professional, forward-looking, creative and interactive e-appeals that effectively represented my institution’s (the Haas School of Business, UC Berkely) brand identity. For starters, they listened to what I wanted. And they offered solutions custom-designed and tailored to our needs. The results? Solid. Easy to use? Yes. Did I hire them again? Yes, I did.

Bottom line, I recommend hiring MainSpring. Not only that, you will enjoy working with Stephanie Rasamny. She’s bright. She enjoys what she does. And it shows in all the work she produces.”

Alissa Nagel

former Annual Giving Coordinator at The University of Alaska Anchorage

“Stephanie and her team at MainSpring have been an absolute pleasure to work with. Our working relationship spans the United States, from Alaska to New York and to Virginia and the distance does not hinder us in any way - we have always been able to maintain great communication for continued progress.

MainSpring truly encompasses their philosophy - every organization is different; one size doesn't fit all. Stephanie and her team live this philosophy on a daily basis. The work her team puts forth is always tailored to 'who we are'. MainSpring had to get to "know" the University of Alaska Anchorage (UAA) and Alaska as a state, in a short amount of time - a somewhat difficult task being so far away!

Our electronic fundraising appeals have always been fun to work on, visually pleasing, professional, and they tell UAA's story. Stephanie and her team have helped UAA in the most important realm - alumni engagement. UAA is, year-by-year, accomplishing this goal and making great strides for our alumni, university, community and beyond.”

Jennifer Southall

former Director of Annual Giving at the University of Mississippi

“Working with MainSpring was a bit of a revelation. The production process was perhaps the smoothest I’ve experienced with any vendor, whether print or electronic, and yielded a final product that looked great. Stephanie and Ashley offered unparalleled customer service, staying on top of every detail throughout the process and happily accommodating our many, many requests.”

Francine Cronin

former Senior Assistant Vice President for Capital Projects and Advancement
Communications at the University of Rochester
former Associate Vice President for Annual Giving at Emory University

“MainSpring creates e-solicitations that truly capture the essence of Emory. Not only are we happy with the products they have created for us but we all really enjoy working with them. They are so accommodating, helpful, responsive, flexible, and we really feel as though they have our best interest in mind – that our success is their success. The e-solicitations have directly and positively impacted our online giving. We are so appreciative of all of their efforts on our behalf.”

Sarah M. Phillips

Director of Annual Giving at Oklahoma State University Foundation
former Assistant Director of Annual Giving at Kansas University Endowment Association

“It was a pleasure working with MainSpring again this year. Your staff is very professional, timely, and do everything possible to satisfy your client’s needs. Please pass along my thanks to Ashley and all of your staff! Thank you!”

Robin Adams Brenton ’86

Associate Vice President of Alumni Relations and Annual Giving at McDaniel College

“We enjoy working with MainSpring very much. It is a very organized, shared, professional process and one that is very successful.”

Nic Katona

former Director of Development at the Alliance for a Healthier Generation

“MainSpring has been great for me at GW while I was there and in charge of the Annual Giving program but also at the University of Michigan in my capacity as Director of Reunions & Reunion Giving. MainSpring is very versatile and competitive on pricing. I would gladly extend my confidence in Stephanie and her staff.”

Kirsten Nahas

former Assistant Director of Annual Giving at the University
of Virginia School of Law

“We launched our first e-solicitation May 17, 2005. As of May 1, we were only 8 donors ahead of the prior year. As of May 31, we were 254 donors ahead of the prior year! If we look at the individual histories, there are multiple examples of alumni opening the e-solicitation and then three days later we received a check, or a day later they made a credit card gift via phone, or an hour later they went back to our web site and made a donation. Other benefits: The alumni loved the flash video…it does pack and emotional wallop.”