Over her 20+ year career in fundraising and advocacy, Shana L. Davidson has helped pioneer new approaches to direct mail. She marries the art of high dollar direct-mail to the science of time-tested marketing tactics, all to help maximize your investment. She is known for her expertise in designing customized, strategic donor acquisition and development programs and for the meticulous execution of those programs.
She launched Davidson & Co. in 2016 to narrow her focus, serving a select group of clients whose missions she believes most strongly. Before that, she served for over a decade as a senior executive at some of Washington’s best-known direct-mail fundraising agencies, including The Viguerie Company. She has also managed fundraising for academic and advocacy organizations, political campaigns, and committees, beginning her career as executive director of the Republican Party of Hawaii.
Shana holds master’s degrees from the Institute of World Politics and the University of Hawaii and a B.A. from Hampshire College. She lives in the northern Shenandoah Valley with Bertie and Ladybug, her adorable Cavalier King Charles Spaniels.
Gordon Cummings has spent 20+ years raising millions of dollars for organizations that advocate for limited government, free markets, and civil liberties. He was the Director of External Affairs at the National Taxpayers Union and the Competitive Enterprise Institute, the Director of Development at Capital Research Center, and part of the development staff at Cato Institute. He also served on the Europe/Eurasia Advanced Area Studies team at the U.S. Department of State’s Foreign Service Institute. Gordon founded a successful fundraising consultancy, connecting dedicated funders with great ideas. Most recently, he was at DonorsTrust, where he increased their impact by developing opportunities for meaningful engagement between clients and grantees. Gordon currently serves on the Board of Directors of Feminists for Liberty and the Capital Research Center.
In addition to her work with Davidson & Co., Lauren is also the owner of Sent by Lauren, an exclusive hands-on mail shop which specializes in small, highly personalized mailings. Lauren has a B.A. from Brigham Young University and over 14 years of experience in direct-mail, event planning and 501(c)3 fundraising. (And as the mom of 4 crazy boys, she knows how to manage unexpected surprises of all kinds!)
Bertie Davidson is our Forever Intern. He has asked to be promoted to Office Manager, and we’ve considered it, but he likes to eat the mail and we cannot have that. He’s a troublesome employee, always bursting into the office with some kind of drama. But he also reminds us that taking a mid-day walk clears the mind, that eating lunch is a good idea, and that taking breaks makes us better at everything we do.
Let’s meet first to discuss your current challenges and opportunities, short-term and long-term goals. We’ll determine together the best plan for moving forward.
Just give us a call at 202-380-5800 or fill out our contact form.