Advancement Communications, Inc.

How We Can Help

Complete Priority Projects With Ease

Whether you’re a nonprofit CEO, an entrepreneur, or an established business leader, you know how important it is to focus your time and energy on accomplishing the high priority tasks and activities that will move you toward your goal.

However, if you’re stuck in the weeds on fundraising and marketing strategy, generating more revenue, planning your content calendar and ad budget, marketing automation technology choices, and/or implementation of all of the above, make the wise choice and let us help you get back on track!

Expert Coaching

Expert Coaching

We ask powerful questions to clarify your target audiences, competitors, personas, products, services, and pricing strategy. We listen, advise, and support you in finding the best path forward for your situation.

Strategy and Planning

Strategy & Planning

We roll up our sleeves and work side-by-side with you every step of the way to create strategies, plans, timelines, goals, and objectives, resulting in clear tasks, assignments, deadlines, and agreements.

Individual and Team Support

Individual Support

We take pride in providing you with high quality, personalized attention and support. We seek to understand and then translate and convey your unique value proposition (UVP) in compelling and powerful ways.

Ready to Serve You

Arts | Community Foundations | Environmental | Human Services | Leadership | Legal | Medical | Nonprofit | Tourism & Destinations | Scientific

Nonprofits, Foundations & Higher Education

Nonprofits and Higher Education
  • Fundraising consulting & strategy
  • Development audits
  • Major gifts & corporate sponsorship strategy
  • Board development strategy
  • Personalized digital marketing strategies for multi-channel campaigns
  • Direct mail, email, and social media
  • Campaign feasibility studies
  • Case statements & annual reports
  • Donor publications & proposals
  • Optimized donation pages
  • Messaging & communications
  • Executive coaching for directors
  • Mentoring for newly promoted staff
  • Donor database selection & setup
  • Website development & management
  • Custom video, digital & print content

Entrepreneurs, Thought Leaders & Coaches

Entrepreneurs and Thought Leaders
  • Business idea monetization strategy
  • Logos, brand, style guides & business cards
  • On-brand design for labels, social posts
  • On-message talking points for interviews
  • E-commerce online course delivery platform
  • Course and info-product creation and promotion
  • Custom SEO-optimized blog content
  • Trade show displays
  • Lead generation and digital marketing funnels
  • Professional copywriting
  • Website development & management
  • Custom video, digital & print content
  • Lead magnets
  • Email marketing and drip campaigns
  • CRM setup and marketing automation
  • Google My Business & Google Analytics
  • Social media marketing
  • Media relations

Professional Firms & Small Businesses

Professional Firms and Small Businesses
  • Marketing strategy & lead generation
  • Logos and rebranding initiatives
  • Brochures, folders, sell sheets
  • Letterhead & business cards
  • Google My Business & Google Analytics 
  • Trade show displays
  • Google, Facebook & LinkedIn ads
  • Print advertising
  • Website design, development & care
  • Professional copywriting
  • SEO-optimized content marketing
  • Video, digital & print content
  • Email marketing and drip campaigns
  • CRM setup and marketing automation
  • Social media marketing
  • Reviews & reputation management
  • Media relations

Delivering the Custom Solutions You Need

Nonprofit Fundraising

Revenue Generation

Activate timely action with a compelling offer that harnesses the power of your purpose and mission.

Logos & Design

Logos & Design

Represent the essence of your business with the sophisticated logo and brand you've always wanted.

Video and Content Marketing

Custom Content

Promote your vision and improve your SEO with blog posts, video, online courses, and digital products.


Websites & SEO

Attract and impress your ideal audience. Web design, development, and care – plus SEO for results.

Email & Social

Email & Social Media

Engage your ideal audience and community with informative, strategic, and authentic messages.

CRM Setup

Marketing Funnels

Convert more leads with powerful landing pages, attractive offers, and time-saving automation systems.

What People Say

Shawn Phillips Columbia University Medical Center Dept of Ophthalmology
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 many 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.

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.

Ellen L. Baker McCabe & Mack LLP
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.

Walkway Over the Hudson
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.

Dr. Anthony Burgess
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.

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.

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.

    We Get Things Done Right.

    Our clients love us because we are smart, creative, and always looking to optimize results.
    We are nimble, responsive, steady, diligent, and thorough.

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