Our Nonprofit Story


We Love Promoting the Good Deeds of Great Causes.

919 Marketing is an award-winning national content marketing agency with a proven ability to help nonprofits, non-governmental and governmental agencies accelerate brand visibility and create deeper connections with donors, legislators and of course the communities they serve.

Before starting 919 Marketing, our CEO David Chapman worked for the world’s largest publicly traded marketing agency. While there, he spearheaded a national cause marketing program connecting Nabisco Brands with the PGA Tour and St. Jude’s Hospital called “Chip In For Charity”.

At 919, David and EVP Content Sue Yannello worked closely with a national military nonprofit to increase national consumer and corporate support of severely wounded troops.

We worked directly with brand ambassadors Leann Rimes, Big and Rich and Gary Sinise to raise money for the cause – our involvement led to Leann appearing on a Wheaties box with an unreleased song download to support wounded troops and their families. More than $10 million was donated in one year.

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Scott Curkin and Mary Lindsaye Boyd lead 919’s nonprofit marketing practice. Mary Lindsaye has deep roots in the North Carolina nonprofit world, including most recently working for SEAA. Scott was an on-air reporter in Baltimore before transitioning to leading a digital department at ABC New York.

We’ve also had the honor of working on governmental and non-governmental agencies, including the National League of Cities, CESI, CAI, CFNC, NC 529 Plan and the ABC Commission.

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Coffee With Causes

We created the “Coffee with Causes” initiative to promote the good deeds of nonprofits, non-governmental and governmental agencies. The concept revolves around sharing a cup of coffee with various nonprofits and allowing them to talk about the some of great deeds their organization have done for others. We then produce the video, share it with the person interviewed and promote it to the nonprofit community via social media channels.


How we increased CFNC’s website traffic 58% via data analytics



How we generated almost $40 million in free media coverage for the NC 529 College Savings Plan in one year.



How we identified 28 topics that generated more than 100,000 social media followers for the ABC Commission.


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