Advancement Communications, Inc.

Don't just survive – THRIVE!

We can help your small business,
non-profit, or professional firm
get back on track

Meet today’s challenges and tomorrow’s opportunities by investing in your marketing and fundraising now.

How are you adapting or “pivoting’ to serve in these times of stress and turmoil?

The most successful organizations and businesses are communicating clearly, frequently, and with appropriate sensitivity to current events.

We’re here to help you regroup, add value, and communicate in a personal way with your clients, customers, and donors.

Let’s talk to determine if we’re a fit to help you move forward.

I love to work with positive, motivated, compassionate people who are dedicated to improving the world.

President & Founder, Advancement Communications, Inc.

Ready to Serve You

Professional Firms &
Small Businesses

We are your full-service marketing and team! Save time and money by outsourcing your entire marketing function to our capable team for a fraction of the cost of hiring in-house. We get the job done right, without the headache.

Nonprofits, Foundations &
Higher Education

Our systems-approach, depth and breadth of experience, and digital expertise will help you build stronger and more fruitful relationships with your donors. Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE). Registered NYS Fund Raising Counsel. 

Entrepreneurs &
Thought Leaders

You’ve got a brilliant vision to share – let us help you bring it to fruition and share it with the world! Ready to launch a new website, podcast, online course, info product, or all of the above? We can help you every step of the way. 

Nonprofit Fundraising

Revenue Generation

Harnessing the power of your mission and purpose to activate meaningful and timely action.

Logos & Design

Logos & Design

Developing sophisticated creative for the visual identity and brand you've always wanted.

Google My Business

Google My Business

Making the most of this powerful free marketing and lead generating tool for your business.

Custom Content

Promoting your vision and mission through video, online courses, digital info products, and blogs.


Website Care

Offering affordable solutions for design and ongoing management of your WordPress website.

Reputation & Reviews

Reputation & Reviews

Proactively managing your online reputation by legitimately generating and sharing reviews.

Email & Social

Email & Social Media

Connecting with your community through fun, informative, strategic, and authentic messages.

CRM Setup

CRM Consulting

Sharing the best tools to engage your clients, customers, and donors, and automate processes.

Marketing Automation

Marketing Automation

Deploying powerful email marketing tools to help you deliver personalized communications at scale.

Our Work

What People Say

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Ellen L. Baker Of Counsel, McCabe & Mack LLP
Chair, Dutchess Community College Foundation

Being very impressed with the work Kathleen did for the Community Foundations of the Hudson Valley, I recommended to my law firm that we retain her services to update our website and assist us in developing a marketing plan. We have been very pleased with the work she has done for us. The first thing she did was to really get to know us so that the materials she produced would accurately reflect who we are. We have been very pleased with the result. Kathleen is easy to work with because I believe she is genuinely interested in learning about the businesses she works with and the people who work there.

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Elizabeth Waldstein Executive Director
Walkway Over the Hudson

Highly recommend working with Kathleen and her team! Over 3 1/2 years, she helped us strategically segment and grow our annual fund and major donor programs by leaps and bounds. She also improved our communications, publications and social media, and project-managed a website overhaul and grant-funded awareness project to completion. An organized and thorough systems-thinker, Kathleen’s creative solutions and "get-it-done right" work ethic solved the Walkway’s need for expert support that bridged staffing transitions.

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Dr. Anthony Burgess Founder, Cornwall Leadership Institute

I am a better person because of Kathleen. Her personal example when it comes to learning and excellence inspires me — and my work is better as a direct result of her coaching and recommendations. If you get the chance to work with her, jump on the opportunity.

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March Gallagher, Esq. Ulster County Comptroller
Former President & CEO, Community Foundations of the Hudson Valley

The Advancement Communications team managed rebranding of the Community Foundations of the Hudson Valley’s communications and PR at the beginning of my tenure, adding new energy to our visual brand while improving our public visibility. Kathleen has a talent for uncovering donors’ philanthropic motivations, and she is able to translate that into compelling visual storytelling. Her nuanced understanding of the big picture, combined with an ability to outline a path forward and bring vision to reality, will be of great benefit to any nonprofit or small business.

I have had the pleasure of working with Kathleen Hickey for over 15 years in different capacities. Kathleen is dependable, efficient and very detail-oriented. She has a warm, cheerful attitude and exceptional abilities. In additional to her creative talents, she is very knowledgeable and skilled in the areas of development, campaigns and fundraising.

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Shawn Phillips Former Administrator
Department of Ophthalmology
Columbia University Medical Center

It is my pleasure to recommend Kathleen. She wrote the Harkness Eye Institute's newsletter "The Viewpoint" for several years as well as a book about our scientific advances. She is an excellent writer, with a intuitive understanding of what will interest and entice potential donors. She has excellent interpersonal skills and is able to work with, and bring out the best from difficult personalities. One of Kathleen's strengths is her outstanding ability to get up to speed quickly with sufficient depth, on new scientific/medical topics, and then to translate and communicate that content for a variety of audiences.

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Brian Ruder Former Chair, Beacon Institute for Rivers & Estuaries, Clarkson University
NYU Stern School Executive-in-Residence

Kathleen has continued to demonstrate that she is adept and creative in packaging important story lines to heighten media interest in the Beacon Institute. She is also very accessible and responsive to the media and serves as our lead contact in a very effective fashion.

Ready to Begin?

We help nonprofits, entrepreneurs, and businesses of all sizes improve revenue with our proven methods and tools. Let us help you develop the right offer to reach more of the right people. Contact us today!

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