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Get To Know Us

We Believe: Your Cause Begins with Great Ideas

Ideas matter. Behind every cause and nonprofit organization are ideas about what’s wrong with the world. And how we can work together to make life better.

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James Read

Principal/Creative Director

For more than 20 years, James Read has helped nonprofits and cause‐driven organization communicate their world‐changing ideas in ways that inspire constituents and motivate them to action. He has served more than 50 organizations in the United States, Canada, and Great Britain, and helped raise more than a billion dollars.


James’ experience includes work for American Red Cross, Muscular Dystrophy Association, World Vision, The Salvation Army, the University of Chicago, along with numerous food banks, rescue missions, cancer centers, humane societies, and Christian ministries.


In 2015, James launched Idearaising to bring powerful, high impact communications to small‐ and mid‐size organizations and to agencies serving nonprofits.

We Believe: The Idearaising Approach

The key to growing your charity or organization is to have the following four things working in alignment:

Ideas In Focus

Understand the most compelling ideas underlying your cause.

Hub Optimization

Optimize your website and other hubs for persuasion and action.

Direct Marketing

Boldly invite people to partner with your cause.

Inbound Marketing

Rich, engaging content for your site & social channels.

We Believe: You Deserve Flexibility and Reasonable Costs

As channels available for marketing have exploded, so have costs. To provide exceptional value, Idearaising operates with an agile model that adds resources to your team as you need them. We partner with world‐class experts in the following areas:

Fundraising Strategy

Copywriting & Messaging

New Donor Acquisition

Media Planning & Buying

Digital Marketing

Art Direction & Design

Research & Analytics


We Believe: The Values that Guide Us

These are the values we live by for our clients:


You deserve marketing that reflects the true heart of your cause.


Your cause matters immensely – your marketing should reflect that.


You need a marketing partner that can flex and expand as you need.


If you’re not growing, your marketing is not working.

Reach out to learn more about growing your cause through powerful communications. We’d love to hear from you.


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