Are you an Agent of Good too?

Hey! How are you? Thank you for coming to visit the Agents of Good. Welcome! We’re grateful you’re here and we’d love to hear from you about why you’re here today.

This is what we do. We start conversations. We want to talk about you. We are open-hearted, curious and passionate about how we can help you connect with your donors, and all the kind and caring people who care about your cause.

Our amazing, inspiring, and sometimes challenging clients already know this about us: we live and breathe donors. We live and breathe #donorlove. The heart in our logo represents your donors. Your donors are top of our minds every single time we sit down to tell your story. In your mailing, in your gratitude report, in your legacy program, your newsletter, your website.

And the heart in our logo also represents you. Fundraisers like you inspire us with your dedication and passion. And you move us to tears with your stories, and by allowing us to help curate the stories of your organization. It’s a beautiful privilege to help your donors put their values into action by giving to you.

If you believe every gift is precious, you’re an Agent of Good. If you believe your donors are heroes, you’re an Agent of Good. If you believe in sharing stories that resonate with values and emotions, you’re an Agent of Good. If you believe that the heart and soul of fundraising is connecting donors to want to help with charities who can express what they need in thoughtful, specific and emotional terms, you’re an Agent of Good. If you want to rage, cry, laugh, wave your arms and be passionate about our craft and always, always know that we can and must do better and love our donors more, you’re an Agent of Good.

We are Agents of Good. And so are you. Welcome, Special Agent. Let’s get started. Still not ready to contact us right now, that’s OK too! You can also see some of our work in our portfolio, and you can also check out what’s happening on our blog.

No matter what you do right now, thanks for visiting. Come back anytime. Our doors—and hearts—are open!

From Our Blog
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    Money Follows Value

    This week your Agents of Good are proud to be presenting at the CAGP National Conference in Montreal. The Godfather of Good and I will share everything we know about Your Legacy Love Story. And one of my favourite parts of the session is sharing the most important lesson I ever learned in fundraising, which…

  • Interviews & Conversations

    This week, I’m delighted to be featured on Simon Scriver’s Amazingly Ultimate Fundraising Superstar podcast! Have a listen and I’d love to hear what you think and hear about any of your favourite fundraising conversations.  Listening back, one of the themes that weaves through our chat is how to approach conversations with beneficiaries, program staff…

  • Have You Heard of The 3 Deaths?

    So it goes. I first heard this idea of “the 3 deaths” from my Mum, just after the death of her father. She’d heard it on a podcast, and it stuck with her. I remember her telling me about it during a hike in the woods, and she repeated the sentiment at his graveside ceremony,…

Our Recent Work
  • Waterloo Region Food Bank Summer Appeal

    In this appeal, we brought one of our #donorlove principles to life by literally making the donor the hero. We asked the donor to be a Summer Hero by supporting their Food Bank, and shared stories to illustrate exactly how they could solve the problem of hunger during the summer with their gift. “Faster than…

  • Camp Ooch Summer Camp Appeal

    Camp Ooch, as it’s affectionately known, provides a camp experience for kids affected by cancer, not only at their camp in Muskoka, but also in pediatric oncology hospitals throughout Ontario. We were honoured to share Thalia’s incredible story (told by her dad, Theo) of how the “Magic of Ooch” has helped her: from her first…

  • Calgary Zoo Lemur Appeal

    The lemurs are coming! The lemurs are coming! This fun and friendly appeal invited donors and members to make a gift to help welcome Lemurs and their new Land of Lemurs habitat to the Calgary Zoo. We highlighted the matching gift to show the donor’s impact right on the outer envelope and the reply coupon.…

People Say the Nicest Things
  • What makes working with Agents of Good different from working with anyone else is their approach. They approached our web overhaul projects from the perspective of the user. They continued to ask – what does your audience want to see? How do they want to see it? While many companies might say they are donor-centric, Agents of Good embody that mantra in every word they write, every web page they design and every offer they make. And no one does it with more energy and enthusiasm for your cause than the Agents. I truly feel like they are as committed to our work as we are.

  • What makes Agents of Good stand apart from other agencies is that they insist on doing great work – even when their clients are happy with “good enough”. Their process and their commitment are rare in the world of nonprofit marketing and branding.

  • We’ve really enjoyed working with Agents of Good on many different projects over the last few years. They listen to our needs and deliver creative, interesting, budget-friendly ideas that blend perfectly with Interval House’s mission and direction. The Agents really took the time to understand who we are as an organization, who our donors and volunteers are, and what direction we’re headed in, and I think this is the reason why the projects we’ve worked on have been so successful. They’re genuinely passionate and enthusiastic fundraisers and are equally dedicated to giving organizations the tools they need to manage projects on their own (helping us keep costs down!).

  • We love working with the Agents of Good because they take the time to understand what is unique and different about our non-profit, they don’t just sell an off the shelf solution. Jen and John are also great fun to work with, their passion is infectious and a meeting with the Agents is always lively, fun, challenging, and creative.

  • What is the perfect formula for an annual/gratitude report? Is it numbers + pictures = report done? No, and Agents of Good helped us see that. We were very lucky to have part of the formula already: a wonderful family who were willing to share their very personal story of living on the dementia journey. What we were missing was how to tell the story both in words and graphically. John immediately had a brilliant and wonderful design idea and Jen was able to tell the families story with such vivid and expressive language that together our gratitude report was like flipping through a photo album, while feeling like we were being told the family story.

    For me, as the Director of Philanthropy who each year has to work with our internal staff about using a report to convey our message and gratitude, the proof is in the printing. We have gone through three times the amount of reports we usually go through! Staff have loved sharing it with clients, stakeholders and donors.

    It goes to show that the perfect formula is: story + design = Agents of Good.

    Sarah Lyon, CFRE, Director, Philanthropy, Alzheimer Society of Nova Scotia
  • I had the pleasure of working with John and the team at Agents of Good on our annual year-end appeal. The guidance and advice we received was invaluable and will improve all our future donor communications, not just this one appeal. John pushed us out of our comfort zone and challenged us to bring not just our appeal but also our relationship with our donors to the next level. He was patient, informative, and enthusiastic to see us succeed. If even half of the care and kindheartedness John showed to us and our appeal makes it to our donors, they are going to be overwhelmed with feelings of affection.

    Joanna Pelizzoni, Fundraising Manager, Histiocytosis Association