DALLAS, Sept. 10, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Pursuant, a full-service, holistic fundraising and communications consulting firm, announced today its recognition by Inc. magazine as one of the fastest-growing private companies in the country. Inc. magazine first published its list of high-growth, privately held companies in 1982. The annual list represents a comprehensive look at the most important segment of the economy — America's independent entrepreneurs. Pursuant joins LivingSocial, Edible Arrangements, CDW, LifeLock, as well as other prominent brands featured on this year's list.
In a stagnant economic environment, the median growth rate of the 2013 Inc. 500|5000 companies is at an impressive 142 percent. The companies on this year's list created over 520,000 jobs in the past three years, and aggregate revenue among the honorees reached $241 billion. This year's nomination also catapults Pursuant onto the prestigious Inc. 5000 Honor Roll, a list comprised of only those companies that have been recognized five or more times by the publication.
Pursuant's CEO, Trent Ricker, says, "I am extremely proud of the Pursuant team members for helping us achieve the goal of becoming Inc. 5000 recipients not once, not twice, but five years in a row. This entrepreneurial spirit is a true testament to the drive, passion and heart of our company."
"Pursuant is honored to serve nonprofit organizations that align with our core values. We truly believe in our clients' work, which allows our staff to form relationships through hand-in-hand partnerships. Together, we strategize and enable our clients' dreams by developing innovative fundraising practices worthy of their mission," says Ricker.
Pursuant is known for its data-first, full-pyramid approach to fundraising. By letting data speak into fundraising strategy, Pursuant is able to guide its partners through effective communication that builds loyal donor relationships. Unique strategies are developed for each organization, and the mix of fundraising methods could include all or some of the following services: online and offline fundraising, direct response services, mid-level donor engagement, major gift counsel, capital campaigns and more.
"This recognition is an acknowledgement that nonprofit organizations want comprehensive fundraising results," says Curt Swindoll, executive vice president of strategy for Pursuant. "Our clients want to grow their donor relationships and fundraising revenue at the general fund, mid and major donor levels. That is best achieved through proactive strategies that engage donors and encourage them to sustain and upgrade their giving. Our clients provide compelling vision. We help them effectively communicate it in ways that drive donors to respond."
The 2013 Inc. 500|5000 is ranked according to percentage revenue growth when comparing 2009 to 2012. To qualify, companies must have been founded and generating revenue by March 31, 2009. They had to be U.S.-based, privately held, for profit and independent — not subsidiaries or divisions of other companies — as of December 31, 2012. (Since then, a number of companies on the list have gone public or been acquired.) The minimum revenue required for 2009 is $100,000; the minimum for 2012 is $2 million. As always, Inc. reserves the right to decline applicants for subjective reasons. Companies on the Inc. 500 are featured in Inc.'s September issue. They represent the top tier of the Inc. 5000, which can be found at http://www.inc.com/inc5000/list/2013.
Founded in 1979 and acquired in 2005 by Mansueto Ventures, Inc. is the only major brand dedicated exclusively to owners and managers of growing private companies, with the aim to deliver real solutions for today's innovative company builders. Total monthly audience reach for the brand has grown significantly from 2,000,000 in 2010 to over 6,000,000 today. For more information, visit www.inc.com.
Pursuant is a fundraising consultancy serving the world's leading nonprofit organizations. We partner with educational institutions, athletic organizations, hospitals and ministries to impact lives through innovative strategies that grow and sustain revenue. We invite you to learn more about Pursuant at www.pursuant.com.