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.

James Read

For more than 25 years, James Read has helped nonprofits and cause‐driven organizations 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 organizations looking for a fresh approach.

We believe: The Idearaising approach.

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

Your 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:

Our Expertise

Fundraising Strategy

Copywriting & Messaging

New Donor Acquisition

Media Planning & Buying

Digital Marketing

Art Direction & Design

Research & Analytics


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