Case Study: Advocacy Days


No two days are ever alike. In our line of work, we come alongside an organization and empower them to tell their story to the world and cheer them on as they grow, expand + innovate. Recently, we received a phone call from an organization, KOUSA, representing Karen refugees from Burma. They wanted to take their message to Washington, DC and share their story with those who are tasked with making a difference. Over the course of a month, we worked with KOUSA to develop an advocacy day on Capitol Hill. We were blown away when nearly 10,000 people gathered in Washington, DC on a Monday in November to share their stories, meet with their Representatives and advocate for those who have no voice.



"The team at Drake Strategies is humble, professional and steadfast in all they do. They were able to tell our story in a way that really brought our organization to life. Their strategy and implementation create impact that lasts long after the contract ends. We cannot speak highly enough of this team and their expertise in the communication and marketing arena. And not only will they tell your story and get results, but they become your biggest fan and cheer you on all along the way."

- OneWorld Health



Case Study: Rebranding

We feel pretty lucky that we get to come alongside some of the most impressive nonprofits around. Case and point? Hopeful Horizons. When we were asked if we could help two stellar nonprofits merge into one and create a new brand identity, we jumped at the chance. It's not everyday that two successful organizations decide to join forces to do more good within a community. It was our privilege to work with these talented teams and create a new brand that best tells their story and creates a larger impact within the community they serve. 


“Our experience with Stefani has been nothing but positive. The overwhelming communication needs when our organizations merged was so professionally and efficiently handled by Stefani. She was personable, easy to work with, totally on top of things, took the time to learn and understand our organization’s mission and was able to provide such concrete and practical strategies to enhance our new brand that actually tell our powerful story/mission. Stefani even engaged front line staff and trained them so that the tools we got from her will stay with us for the long term. Stefani’s work ethic is impeccable. She responds quickly and is creative in problem solving. We really miss working with her but so grateful for the opportunity we had to work with her. We could not have done this merger without her expert guidance and care.”

-Shauw Chin Capps, CEO of Hopeful Horizons


"Since working with Stefani, we have become far more sophisticated in our approach to SEO.  The number of online leads--and the quality of the clients--have increased significantly.  Stefani has become a critical member of our team. She has helped us chart a strategy that is effective, yet respectful of our marketing budget."

-Tim Winkler, CEO of the Winkler Group


"Drake Strategies has been instrumental in elevating our charity golf event to the next level as well as maximize fundraising. Stefani’s knowledge of the social media space and strategic plans to initiate and engage on various social mediums has set us apart. I’m constantly amazed with her attention to detail and new ideas to engage. She makes engagement super simple on our end so that we can focus on other important elements of the event."

-Alexa Harnig, Tournament Director of the NEEDTOBREATHE Classic