WHAT CLIENTS SAY ABOUT YGM
Our proven method has been getting results for more than 20 years.
April Bragg, President and CEO, Robins (Ga.) Regional Chamber of Commerce
2020 has thrown the biggest curveball imaginable in my chamber career. None of us could have ever dreamed just how differently this year would look from what we had planned. These past six months have taught us so much about our strengths leading our community through uncertain times; and I can say with 100% confidence that I have never been more excited about what's in store for our Chamber and our community.More ...
Dana Wooten, President and CEO, Clayton (N.C.) Chamber of Commerce
YGM provides comprehensive marketing opportunities for CCOC members. During the TRC volunteers were also able to build their own book of business. CCOC began 2020 knowing sponsorships were secured, enabling us to create a solid budget and program of work. Jason was and remains extremely helpful and enthusiastic. He was instrumental in the articulation of the TRC concept to me, the staff, the board of directors and volunteers.
Debbie Evans, IOM, Executive Vice President, Toombs-Montgomery (Ga.) Chamber of Commerce
In the 30 years I have worked at the Toombs-Montgomery Chamber, we have never implemented a program that has had such a game-changing impact as the YGM Total Resource Campaign. Sponsorship levels increased from an average of $45,000 per year to $150,000. The visibility of the Chamber increased dramatically. We became the talk of the town, gained 41 new members, and have had members beg to become involved.
Laura McMaster – TRC Manager, Macon (GA) Chamber of Commerce
Having a Total Resource Campaign has been transformational to our Chamber in so many ways. The fact that we have 50 volunteers out in the community talking to our members about the Chamber has been phenomenal. So many more people are aware of the Chamber's programs, events and our many initiatives in Economic Development and Advocacy.
Maria Smith, Director of Events, Operations and TRC Manager
Our board of directors was reluctant to start the TRC program / process. Once we got the first year under our belt they were sold. We had more Investors (members) engaged in the Chamber than ever before. We increased our membership by 32 and more than doubled our normal sponsorship dollars. It was amazing to have 30+ people out in the community talking about the Chamber for 6-7 weeks. What a way to also increase awareness. Then COVID arrived...had it not been for our first year TRC we would have been in a bad financial situation.
Kelly Hall, CCE, IOM, President/CEO, Longview (Texas) Chamber of Commerce
“Have you wondered why TRC? I did for about 15 years and finally a few years ago I decided to get serious about looking at why. Our board unanimously voted to give TRC a try. Our first campaign was in 2011 and what a success! TRC is changing our business model, and I can't believe I waited so long. I'd be happy to visit with you from a peer perspective on why your Chamber needs to take a serious look at TRC. Why not?"
David Rumbarger – President/CEO, Community Development Foundation of Tupelo, MS
The Community Development Foundation is thrilled with the results of our first resource campaign. In just one year, CDF quadrupled its sponsorship dollars to over $314,000. By securing sponsorships over the course of 10 weeks, our Chamber staff is able to spend the rest of the year focused on our true mission — providing our members with the tools for success and growth.
Jennifer Dalton, Chief Financial Officer & Vice President of Operations – TRC Manager, Springfield Area (MO) Chamber of Commerce
The Springfield Area Chamber of Commerce had never conducted a total resource campaign (TRC) prior to 2016 but we were seeking new avenues for generating non-dues revenue and enhancing volunteer engagement so we approached Jason at YGM to see if it might be a good fit for us. More ...
Matt Morrow, President, Springfield Area (MO) Chamber of Commerce
It's a big and, at times scary, step to launch a Chamber's first Total Resource Campaign. So a big part of our evaluation was determining what consultant would give us the best chance at sustainable success and growth, from day one. We put a big part of our future in the hands of YGM Total Resource Campaigns, and it was absolutely the right move. More ...
Amy Britt, IOM – Executive Director, Seminole (OK) Chamber of Commerce
I was introduced to TRC's and YGM at the MAKO conference in 2013. After meeting with Jason and Joyce, I knew that was the company and team for our Chamber to have a successful Total Resource Campaign. We were a Chamber with 250 members, in a town of 7,500. More ...