We are a full-service alumni engagement and marketing consulting firm focused on post-treatment engagement and marketing for the recovery profit and non-profit sectors. We bring a unique and results-oriented alumni integration and engagement model experience from our work with clients in profit and non-profit organizations and recovery communities. We understand what makes an Alumni Program work. We know that a high-performing alumni engagement program can make the difference between an average operation and an exceptional one.
Aligning alumni engagement decisions with the overall strategy of your company is paramount to a treatment centers success.
Rick Delgiorno is the Founder and Managing Partner of The RAISE Group.
With over 25 years of results-oriented alumni engagement experience, Rick introduced the collegiate engagement model to the treatment industry. Working with over 200 volunteers, he successfully built a very active alumni association for a large national treatment company, creating 16 chapters, producing and executing over 350 events annually. This increased alumni referrals 689%, millions of dollars a month in net revenue and keeping costs under $100 per acquisition. Also, he achieved a 920.61% increase in event and meeting attendance despite the pandemic. Rick is credited with creating tenets of practice for the industry as well as metrics to measure successes and find blind-spots,
During his tenure in higher education, he increased the culture of constituent engagement and philanthropic support by leading domestic and international teams of professionals, volunteers, and interns, increasing the number of domestic and international strategic regional operations at Dickinson and Temple University by 287% and 600% respectfully.
A strategic planning expert, he is credited with helping 100’s of colleges and universities develop and implement effective policies and procedures to achieve maximum productivity and efficient operations, advancing and increasing engagement and giving by 569%, creating an average increase of 9% in new donors and 160% increase in enrollment applications.
Finally, he led strategic and operational partners to achieve comprehensive goals, cultivate and support high performance, and reduce annual fiscal overage of 145% to 1.9%.
Rich Smith is Senior Partner and head of The RAISE Groups Marketing Division.
Rich is an award winning Chief Marketing Officer with a history of building profitable companies and top-tier brands for the financial services, health care, insurance, and consumer financial products industries. I help CEO's and PE firms differentiate their businesses in the most competitive industry segments and have a track record of delivering results in high-pressure situations including: hyper-growth private-equity funded start-ups, newly acquired companies, stalled or declining sales, post-bankruptcy turnarounds, and companies facing a financial, regulatory, or public relations crisis.
Particular expertise as a B2C and B2B CMO and P&L Owner; creating and executing go-to-market strategy, aligning sales & marketing, scaling lead generation, brand positioning & brand refresh, growing production from $0 to $25B+, assembling high-performing teams, launching new products & locations, digital transformations, data driven marketing, public relations, crisis communications, competitive analysis, in-depth market research, strategic positioning, and relationship-building with clients and internal corporate verticals.
Target Industries & Segments: Financial Services, Healthcare, Mortgage, Banking, Insurance, Credit Card, Consumer Financial Products, Wealth Management, FinTech, Addiction Treatment, Mental Health, Eating Disorder Treatment, and Behavioral Health.
Scott Bidding is an Associate with The RAISE Group. Scott specializes in Digital Behavioral Analysis.
Scott is an expert Digital Behavioral Analysis who worked for Condé Nast and Comcast Business Enterprises.
Amanda Vos Strache is an Associate with The RAISE Group, who specializes in Volunteer Development.
Amanda joins The Raise Group excited about the opportunity to continue her passionate work in helping those who struggle with addiction and aiding treatment centers to ensure ultimate engagement and success with their alumni.
Amanda started her career teaching high school history and coaching field hockey and lacrosse. An accomplished scholar and athlete, Amanda majored in history and played field hockey at Stanford University where she captained the team and earned all-Conference and Academic All-American honors. Amanda pursued her masters at Villanova, honing her research and writing skills, and transitioned to Nth Round where she serves in the role of Customer Success.
Now, in recovery herself, Amanda offers the unique expertise to not only relate to the experience of those in treatment, but also how to best meet the needs of alumni volunteers seeking continued engagement, support, and opportunities to help others.
Amanda has found joy in her belief and practice in relational teaching and coaching. She prides herself on her ability to understand and work with her clients, ensuring that their passions and needs are met, while also helping them find great success.