ClearWord Communications Group

ClearWord Communications Group ClearWord Communications Group specializes in high value donor strategies. Our primary goal is to provide high quality, effective direct response fundraising and marketing programs to a select clientele.
OUR CORE VALUES: - We call ourselves ClearWord because it is our intention to speak clearly and honestly with both clients and donors. All of us know of organizations which do not hold to this important principle. It is our intention to be something different. Because integrity matters. - Each person on the ClearWord staff sees our work for our clients as part of our own personal contribution to the cause of liberty and freedom. Therefore, we will only accept clients that we ourselves would support with our own time or money. Likewise, we believe that the programs we are raising money for must be real and effective and have a demonstrated pattern of success. Clients proposing potential programs to donors must have a genuine intent to implement them. - We do not own or co-own the names generated by prospecting programs conducted for our clients. Your names remain your own. - If state regulators didnt require us to have contracts, we probably wouldn't have them. We believe it is still possible to do business with a handshake. But regulators insist on regulating and so we must have contracts. However, we include a 30 day cancellation option because we do not want to lock our clients into a relationship with us. If our clients are not happy with our work, they are free to walk away. - Likewise, if we feel we are not able to meet a client's expectations, or to raise money for our clients in a responsible way, we, too, are willing to cancel the contract and, hopefully, part as friends. - We do not offer cookie cutter programs. Every client has a unique voice, a unique mission, a unique solution to the problem at hand. It is our intention to collaborate with our clients so that our letters are not only effective, but also capture a client's organizational personality. As well, the metrics for financial success are not based on general, nationwide averages but on goals that we define together.
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Most will have heard ClearWord was acquired by HSP Direct in March. It has been a beautiful relationship and today the W...
06/25/2019
Top Workplaces | HSP Direct

Most will have heard ClearWord was acquired by HSP Direct in March. It has been a beautiful relationship and today the Washington Post has identified our new parent company as one of the best workplaces in the Washington area. We get a nice mention, too. Well done, HSP.

https://topworkplaces.com/publication/washington/hsp-direct/?fbclid=IwAR0d9YCtOCi6fgFZoix1utb6L8uiIVkzcmfBc9n0EAdmOE2zyWIE76SJaO8

HSP Direct is a full-service direct mail fundraising agency located in Ashburn, Virginia. Founded in 2001 by partners Jamie Hogan, Matt Schenk and Amy Paul, this growing company has been a leader in the conservative direct mail space, mailing over 75 million fundraising appeals a year. HSP Direct of...

"Shelo tedah od tza'ar," May you not know further sorrow.
10/29/2018

"Shelo tedah od tza'ar,"
May you not know further sorrow.

We have said a fond farewell to Teri Christoph, who has left ClearWord for an exciting new opportunity.  But we also war...
01/04/2018

We have said a fond farewell to Teri Christoph, who has left ClearWord for an exciting new opportunity. But we also warmly welcome high dollar fundraising pro Jennifer Lai to the ClearWord team!

http://clearword.net/jennifer-lai/

Are you a Great Communicator? If so, our friends at Think Freely Media are looking for you!v
10/08/2017
2017 • Think Freely Media

Are you a Great Communicator? If so, our friends at Think Freely Media are looking for you!v

Open to individuals 25 and under, to enter contestants should submit a 1-3 minute video making an emotionally compelling moral argument that discusses a free market solution to one of the following: Corporate... Read More

The ClearWord Team had a lovely lunch on Friday celebrating 12 years in business and co-founder Rick Hendrix's 60th birt...
09/10/2017

The ClearWord Team had a lovely lunch on Friday celebrating 12 years in business and co-founder Rick Hendrix's 60th birthday. While we miss his presence profoundly we are blessed with good friends and clients and look forward to many more years together.

08/27/2017
State Policy Network

Heads up for everyone traveling to San Antonio this week! Safe travels to all of you.

Weather & Travel Update as of August 27, 2017 9:45 am ET

We are closely monitoring the weather in San Antonio—the 25th SPN Annual Meeting will continue as scheduled.

We continue to monitor Tropical Storm Harvey and its possible impact on San Antonio during SPN’s Annual Meeting. Air and ground travel may be disrupted over the coming days, but meteorologists expect the worst rain will pass by Monday afternoon. Therefore we fully expect that the Annual Meeting will proceed on schedule.

As always, our highest priority will be the safety of our attendees, so we encourage everyone to monitor travel and other warnings, so you can safely join us on August 29. To this end we’ve attached some links that may be useful to you below.

We expect that the storm will have an impact on airports in Texas as well as on road conditions. In particular we want everyone to remain vigilant regarding the possibility of dangerous road conditions during their transit from airport to hotel. We have staff on the ground in San Antonio to advise us where possible on conditions, but we also urge you to pay close attention to local news and alerts. In particular, when you land in San Antonio, please check the link under “Road Closures,” below, to confirm that US 281 North and the TPC Parkway aren’t listed. Our assessment of the flood plain is that this is highly unlikely, but it only takes a moment to check when you land. Even then, please be diligent and proactive with your driver about choosing the safest possible course.

Road Closures:

San Antonio Public Works
http://www.sanantonio.gov/Public-Works/Emergency-Street-Closures

Weather Resource:

National Weather Service—San Antonio
https://tinyurl.com/SATNWSWeather

Airports:

San Antonio International Airport
http://www.sanantonio.gov/sat

Houston Airport System
http://www.fly2houston.com/

Dallas-Fort Worth Airport
https://www.dfwairport.com/

Dallas-Love Field Airport
http://www.dallas-lovefield.com/

Timeline Photos
07/04/2017

Timeline Photos

06/13/2017

We lost ClearWord co-founder Rick Hendrix one year ago today. We miss him. His humor and optimism and professionalism were constant and infectious. We have carried on his values to the best of our ability. And the phrase "What would Rick do?" often guides us in making the tough choices. I think Rick would be pleased to know ClearWord is stronger than ever. Even as we navigate the uncertain waters of today's political scene. We have so much to be proud of in our client roster -- a list of some of the most consequential organizations in the freedom movement. Thanks to all you of you who have stood by us and cheered us on. We carry on in Rick's footsteps.

Congratulations to ClearWord client Illinois Policy Institute for winning two Lisagor Awards!
05/13/2017
And the Peter Lisagor Award winners are…

Congratulations to ClearWord client Illinois Policy Institute for winning two Lisagor Awards!

The Chicago Headline Club, one of the largest Society of Professional Journalists chapters in the country, presented the winners of its 2016 Lisagor Awards at its annual awards dinner tonight befor…

ClearWord client Illinois Policy Institute is having a golf tournament. You should check it out!
05/10/2017
4th Annual Links for Liberty

ClearWord client Illinois Policy Institute is having a golf tournament. You should check it out!

The Illinois Policy Institute's Links for Liberty is a daylong golf outing in support and celebration of making Illinois a freer and more prosperous state. For the fourth year in a row, Links for Liberty will be hosted at the beautiful Mistwood Golf Club.

Congrats to all the new Lincoln Fellows!
05/10/2017
Claremont Institute

Congrats to all the new Lincoln Fellows!

We are happy to announce our talented and impressive group of 2017 #LincolnFellows!

ClearWord client Competitive Enterprise Institute has released a new study showing that it "is likely that thousands of ...
04/19/2017
Report: Taxpayers Potentially Paid Thousands of Union Officials

ClearWord client Competitive Enterprise Institute has released a new study showing that it "is likely that thousands of federal employees spend 100 percent of their time performing union activity instead of the public service they were hired to do."

An analysis by a pro-free-market think tank estimates that at least 1,000 federal workers paid with taxpayer dollars exclusively worked for labor organizations rather than performing duties at their g

Our own Teri Christoph penned this essay in The Federalist about the struggles conservative women face in an increasingl...
04/13/2017
It’s Time For Lifestyle Bloggers To Stop Politicizing Pretty

Our own Teri Christoph penned this essay in The Federalist about the struggles conservative women face in an increasingly political digital environment.

Being a conservative woman online means having to overlook a lot of liberal dreck on lifestyle bloggers' sites, and I was, frankly, sick of it.

Happy Birthday Competitive Enterprise Institute!
03/09/2017

Happy Birthday Competitive Enterprise Institute!

Our friends over at American Council on Science and Health have put together a list of the best and worst science news s...
03/08/2017
Infographic: The Best and Worst Science News Sites | American Council on Science and Health

Our friends over at American Council on Science and Health have put together a list of the best and worst science news sites. You might be surprised who's on the "worst" list ... then again, you might not!

A common question I hear again and again is, "How do I know if a news story is fake?" There is no easy answer*. It helps to be well informed, and it requires a conscious suspension of credulity combined with a gut instinct honed over years of experience.

Well played, The Mackinac Center for Public Policy!
02/14/2017

Well played, The Mackinac Center for Public Policy!

If you love someone, set them free like a Michigan public employee leaving their union. (Read more at: http://www.mackinac.org/rtw).

Congratulations to our friends at Think Freely Media on the launch of Think Freely Latino!
02/13/2017
Think Freely Latino

Congratulations to our friends at Think Freely Media on the launch of Think Freely Latino!

Exciting day today - the official launch of Think Freely Latino with our inaugural Advisory Board meeting and our website! Learn more about our mission and vision, and our board members.

ClearWord client Ballotpedia analyzes the 108 federal judicial vacancies to be filled by Donald Trump.
01/18/2017
Ballotpedia

ClearWord client Ballotpedia analyzes the 108 federal judicial vacancies to be filled by Donald Trump.

Read our in-depth report that compares the vacancies that President-elect Trump will inherit at the start of his first presidential term with those of his five immediate predecessors. Our analysis shows that Trump will inherit 108 vacancies, representing roughly one in every eight life-term federal judicial positions (12.41%). Not since President Bill Clinton has a president had the opportunity to fill so many vacancies in the federal courts at the start of his first term.

Full report here: http://bit.ly/2jzIdkJ

01/11/2017
Think Freely Media

ClearWord client Think Freely Media is taking a closer look at how health care services should be delivered. In this video, they take a look at subscription health care.

We are excited to release the first of three videos from our "How Health Care Should Be" project. This video features David, a former business owner in Kansas City who has been handed some difficult life circumstances that left him without access to health care, until he found Dr. Ahmed and Health Suite 110.

01/10/2017
Donor Thank You Package

Here's an example of how one ClearWord client thanked their major donors at the end of 2016. It was an exciting project for us to work on, and the results exceeded our expectations.

01/03/2017

We are pleased to announce Eric Langborgh has been named Senior Vice President ClearWord Communications Group. Eric is a devoted professional who shares his clients' commitment to freedom. Eric is a top professional in the field of high dollar direct mail fundraising and has a unique understanding of donors' concerns and a rare talent for communicating the benefits of client programs. He has been an invaluable component of the last decade of success for ClearWord and has been instrumental in raising millions of dollars to advance the freedom agenda. Eric will play a major role in leading the agency to even greater successes in the years ahead.

Congratulations to ClearWord client The Mackinac Center for Public Policy on their big win for worker freedom.
12/31/2016
The Mackinac Center for Public Policy

Congratulations to ClearWord client The Mackinac Center for Public Policy on their big win for worker freedom.

Four years after Michigan’s right-to-work law passed, teachers in the Taylor School District are finally free to choose whether or not they wish to be part of a union.

ClearWord client Claremont Institute has a great last-minute gift idea!
12/19/2016

ClearWord client Claremont Institute has a great last-minute gift idea!

Need a last-minute gift idea? Get a #CRB calendar FREE with your two-year subscription. Supply is limited, so act fast before they run out! https://www.claremont.org/crb_lp-cal/

Congratulations to ClearWord client Ballotpedia on this impressive achievement!
12/09/2016

Congratulations to ClearWord client Ballotpedia on this impressive achievement!

Happy Friday from Ballotpedia! This week, the number of articles in our encyclopedia hit 250,000!

Compiling a quarter of a million pages is no small feat. Ballotpedia’s dedicated professional staff of 60+ editors, writers, and researchers comb through truckloads of information to provide readers with up-to-date encyclopedic articles on federal, state, and local politics and public policy. The information contained on http://bit.ly/1nOq7us would fill over 264 Bibles.

See our progress: http://bit.ly/2heZWdS

12/08/2016

Our longtime colleague, Shana Davidson, has left ClearWord to pursue other ventures. We are sad to see her go, and wish her the best of luck in this next chapter of her life.

Be assured there will be no interruption in the unique service we provide and we look forward to serving our valued clients as we move into 2017!

A great read from our friends at Claremont Institute about the ideological disparity in college faculties.
11/30/2016
Claremont Institute

A great read from our friends at Claremont Institute about the ideological disparity in college faculties.

If conservatives are steered away from academic careers, the imbalance in the progressive academy will continue, with grave consequences for liberalism as well as conservatism, and for the social sciences and humanities themselves.

Congratulations to ClearWord client Competitive Enterprise Institute on their win for free speech!
11/28/2016
CEI Wins Freedom of Information Case Against NY AG Schneiderman | Competitive Enterprise Institute

Congratulations to ClearWord client Competitive Enterprise Institute on their win for free speech!

Last week the Supreme Court of New York ruled for the Competitive Enterprise Institute (CEI) and against New York Attorney General holding that the New York Attorney General’s office failed to comply with the Freedom of Information Law (FOIL) statute. In fact, the court stated that the AG’s attempt...

From our friends at NTU!
11/16/2016
The Tax Reform Opportunity

From our friends at NTU!

Donald Trump and the GOP Congress have a chance to do tax reform right.

A great reminder as we end the year!
11/11/2016
Does your fundraising include the critical element of kryptonite?

A great reminder as we end the year!

Superman is boring. Or he was at first. Think about it. Faster than a speeding bullet. More powerful than a locomotive, able to leap tall building in a single bound. X-ray vision. Invulnerable. He should never lose any conflict with anyone. Yawn. Who could sustain interest in a hero who automaticall...

11/08/2016
Principles Not Politics

Love this, from our friends at The Mackinac Center for Public Policy!

Our national politics are in turmoil but the Mackinac Center for Public Policy will continue to promote policy that improves the lives for all people of Mich...

Great work from our  friends at Ballotpedia!!
11/06/2016

Great work from our friends at Ballotpedia!!

2 days until #ElectionDay. The countdown is on! Good thing we've got this handy sample #ballot tool for you: http://bit.ly/2aFYaAL

11/01/2016
The Mackinac Center for Public Policy

Excellent work from our friends at The Mackinac Center for Public Policy!

The "Pure Michigan" tourism program has spent nearly $300 million with few jobs to show for it. A new study finds that it returns only two cents for every taxpayer dollar spent. And the program has little transparency because the state refuses to release its data to citizens. Learn more here --> http://bit.ly/2f9jqjw

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