Marketing for nonprofits and purpose-driven orgs

HelpGood is a social impact marketing and ad agency focused on social good. We work with nonprofits, government agencies, and socially responsible companies to produce digital-first marketing and communication strategies that inspire action and make a social impact. Our offices are in NYC and Los Angeles.

$150 - $199 / hr
10 - 49
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  • 101 E 15th Street, 2nd Floor
    NY, NY 10003
    United States
other locations
  • 145 S. Fairfax Avenue, Suite 345
    Los Angeles, CA 90036
    United States


Key clients: 

The Ad Council, Partnership for Drug Free Kids, Animal League, Love Has No Labels, Keep America Beautiful, I Am A Witness, United Way, the USDA, EPA, USAID, and Starlight Children’s Foundation.


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Social Media for Large Nonprofit Advertising Org

“They found a modern, contemporary voice to engage young adults and other target audiences.”

Willing to refer: 
The Project
Jan. 2005 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

HelpGood is a long-term partner with a leading nonprofit advertising organization. They manage communities and develop content for social media channels and national campaigns.

The Reviewer
51-200 Employees
New York, New York
Ellyn Fisher
SVP of PR and Social Media, The Ad Council
The Review
Feedback summary: 

All channels have seen exponential growth throughout their involvement. HelpGood is creative, flexible, and responsive. They regularly look for connections to popular culture and real-time events.

A Clutch analyst personally interviewed this client over the phone. Below is an edited transcript.


Introduce your business and what you do there.

We are a leading nonprofit producer of public service advertising campaigns. I am the senior vice president of public relations and social media.


What challenge were you trying to address with HelpGood?

Since social and digital media are increasingly critical to our integrated programs, HelpGood has partnered with us for digital content development and community management for over a decade.


What was the scope of their involvement?

They work on a number of different national campaigns, including the wildfire prevention campaign. They help community manage and develop content for Smokey Bear’s social media channels. They also do a lot of work for Love Has No Labels and a bullying prevention campaign. Most of their work with us involves social media, though they also did some website development and other tasks early on.

What is the team composition?

We mostly interface with Michael (CEO, HelpGood). We talk with him several times each week.

How did you come to work with HelpGood?

They did website development for our digital team, who recommended them to us.

How much have you invested with them?

We have a couple of programs that run year-round. Each program has a different monthly fee.

What is the status of this engagement?

We started working together in either late 2004 or early 2005. We work with them regularly and the engagement is ongoing.


What evidence can you share that demonstrates the impact of the engagement?

We’ve seen exponential growth across all our channels. I’m most involved in our Smokey Bear and wildfire prevention projects. They found a modern, contemporary voice to engage young adults and other target audiences. They’ve done a fantastic job.

How did HelpGood perform from a project management standpoint?

They’re incredibly responsive. We usually communicate by phone or email.

What did you find most impressive about them?

They’re creative and flexible. There are a lot of unknowns in our campaigns, but they find opportunities for real-time activation and messaging and are attuned to popular culture and possible tie-ins.

Are there any areas they could improve?

There’s nothing I can think of. We’ll continue to identify new channels and technologies.

Do you have any advice for potential customers?

Be really clear about your objectives. They will tailor the program entirely to your benchmarks if you establish a clear understanding and open communication.

Overall Score
  • 4.0 Scheduling
    They typically meet deadlines.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    We are a nonprofit, as are half of our clients, so we need to work efficiently. They help meet our needs and adapt to our budgets.
  • 4.5 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    They always strive to meet our needs.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer