Testimonials

Gary Rowell“The team at Gateway took on our relatively small project and did a great job. We’ve been able to raise more money during the summer months than in years past.”

—Gary Rowell Executive Director Union Gospel Mission Gray’s Harbor WA

Todd Hacker“We needed a company that could implement a profitable calling program that would work with all five of our rescue missions and our food bank. Gateway has gone above and beyond to service our needs, they’ve treated our donors with care, and we are very satisfied with the results. I would encourage any ministry to consider including a phone campaign in their fundraising plans; it really can make a difference!”

—Todd Hacker Director of Development Rescue Mission Alliance Oxnard CA

Marion Guinn“Overall it was a very pleasant and productive experience for us. I would highly encourage any food bank to give Gateway a chance.”

—Marion Guinn CEO God’s Pantry Food Bank KLexinton, KY

Amy Ragan“Gateway focused their efforts on the mission, needs, and passion of the Houston Food Bank. Their commitment to our success was evident in every step of the campaign.”

—Amy Ragan Chief Development Officer Houston Food Bank Houston, TX

Bill Miller“We’ve worked with Gateway Communications for more than 20 years and hope to continue that relationship as we build the mission here in Portland and try to serve as many people as we can.”

—Bill Miller Director of Development Ministry Portland Rescue Mission Portland OR

David Weaver“Gateway made believers out of us! To be quite honest, we’re a little shocked at just how well it went all the way around.”

—David Weaver CEO South Plains Food Bank Lubbock, TX

Verletta Cole“The largest average sized pledge was received from donors whose last gift was more than five years ago! And five months later, we are still receiving gifts in response.”

—Verletta Cole VP of Development St. Louis Area Food Bank St. Louis, MO

Darryl Bartlett“I had my doubts about calling our donors, but we decided to give it a try. Gateway did not disappoint. In fact, they far exceeded my expectations!”

—Darryl Bartlett Executive Director Holland Rescue Mission Holland MI

David Curry“We asked Gateway to give our holiday lapsed program a boost and in the first year, they reactivated over 10% of the list and our ROI is over 200%. Having a company that can sensitively talk to our donors about our needs really has become an invaluable asset.”

—David Curry CEO Tacoma Rescue Mission Tacoma WA

Sylvia Anderson“Gateway’s program is a winner. We were able to nearly erase what would have been a crippling budget gap, reactivate over 1,000 lapsed donors and update hundreds of records in our database. We’re so happy with the results that I am putting a Gateway phone appeal into our annual development plan.”

—Sylvia Anderson Executive Director Everett Gospel Mission Everett WA

Ronald Brummitt“Reactivating lapsed donors in a large market like Miami is tough. We decided to add a Gateway phone appeal to our donor reactivation program and we’re amazed to see that donors we contacted with a telephone appeal were twice as likely to give a gift, than donors that we could never speak with personally. I’m encouraged because with Gateway, we’ve found a great tool we can use to reactivate these valuable lapsed donors.”

—Ronald Brummitt President Miami Rescue Mission Miami FL

Bill Russell“I can’t think of another way we could communicate as effectively to so many of our donors about a program that has become a cornerstone of our ministry. I believe the annual call from Gateway brings fresh life to our Life Change message and inspires our donors to stay involved.”

—Bill Russell Executive Director Union Gospel Mission Portland OR

Paul Spence“We had an exciting first phone call program with Gateway. We had an exciting building project and we needed to get the word out. We received daily progress reports, good feedback from our donors and a great return on our investment. Now we use Gateway 2-3 times per year for various projects with great results!”

—Paul Spence VP of Development City Ministries Cincinnati OH

Jeff Gilman“I give Gateway my highest recommendation. The cost is reasonable, the results are superb. It’s an experience I plan to replicate for years to come.”

—Jeff Gilman Executive Director Redwood Gospel Mission Santa Rosa CA

Rose Fuller“As an organization dependent on local, state and federal grants, we’ve been thrilled with how Gateway has helped us engage our donors. After more than ten years partnering with Gateway, our annual phone appeal has become an important component of our fundraising strategy.”

—Rose Fuller Executive Director Northwest Family Services Portland OR

Ken White“We’re so grateful for Gateway Communications. Their phone program played a critical role in helping us actually increase revenue in a very difficult economy.”

—Ken White Community Relations Director Good News Rescue Mission Redding CA