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The challenge is doing this affordably & reliably

INPEx has solved this problem

Creating ways for people to take meaningful action in their local neighborhoods is the “holy grail” of cause marketing. We have mastered the strategies and technology needed to scale up branded cause-related local activities and marketing channels, increasing social impact and return on investment.

suit the needs of each participant, volunteer, company executive, organizational partner, and passionate consumer
friendly, reliable guidance and assistance for all areas of your cause campaign
that replace email and voicemail pileups
performance and compliance reporting
materials customized for community participants, key internal audiences, and partner organizations
real time results & dashboards
automated, time-triggered workflows
with local causes, nonprofit chapters, volunteers, employees, and consumers


2016 Halo Award Finalist

Best Social Service Campaign

Jockey Being Family Backpack Program

Awards Will Be Issued June 2, 2016



2014 Gold Halo Award Winner

Best Business Model Integration

Zoetis For Shelters


  • INPEx has provided the ASPCA with a method, a structure, and a sounding board that helps us make better choices. Their process gives us a way to aim high and prioritize our goals according to greatest needs of our board, our management, our staff, and our clients

    Edwin Sayres
    Edwin Sayres, Former President and CEO, ASPCA

  • INPEX helped us overcome the strategic and logistical challenges we faced taking our Jockey Being Family post-adoptive services backpack program to national scale. Within 2 months of launching our custom Tech~Touch® system, we were directly impacting over 2,000 adoptive families in all 50 states. This is a dream come true.

    Cynthia Pielat
    Cynthia Pielat, Director, Corporate Citizenship & Program Director, Jockey Being Family, Jockey International, Inc
  • INPEx built a platform for communicating and doing business with thousands of independent entities. It helped optimize our corporation's ability to use technology plus the right amount of personal touch to effectively develop and grow business relationships. On key projects, INPEx’s work led to significantly better results with less investment.

    Brenda Bax
    Brenda Bax, Former Director, Marketing, Strategic Initiatives, Nestle Purina Pet Care

  • INPEx truly takes an "ownership" approach to their clients business needs which creates an atmosphere of responsive, open communication in all that they do. I can't say enough about the great work they did for me at Purina over a ten year.

    Jill Dotten
    Jill Dotten, Account Executive, Nestlé Purina North America



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  • The key to maximizing ROI on national cause partnerships is local activation. We have the unique expertise required to provide the strategic guidance you need. Deliverables include a custom tactical plan which serves as a detailed roadmap for local activation that incorporates input from a variety of internal and external stakeholders.

  • Tech~Touch is our unique combination of cloud-based technology (“tech”) plus trained program support teams (“touch”) that enables our clients to scale up cause marketing programs quickly. Tech~Touch is an easy-to-use, highly interactive web and mobile friendly interface, built and tailored specifically to your strategic goals, optimized for return on investment.

  • How do you engage target audiences in programs and events at scale? INPEx’s proven local activation approach provides the right tools, communications and support at the right time so people actually use them. Real time reporting dashboards and nuanced support options creates positive results and continuous improvement.

  • Studies show that the dollar value of an engaged employee is $2,400. It’s no surprise that volunteerism is now the core around which companies are building employee engagement strategies and programs. We help our clients create real value through employee volunteer programs that appeal to key audiences and achieve strategic results.

  • We can build you a sustainable marketing and sales channel for selling products to the passionate supporters of local nonprofit organizations/chapters nationwide. Typically, this type of sales outreach was cost-prohibitive and too labor-intensive. We’ve solved those challenges. Our Nestle Purina case study did it successfully with thousands of events.

  • Need sales support? The cause-related sales programs we created and administer for several of our Fortune 500 clients achieve 7-figure annual sales. Check out our Pfizer case study to see how we created an entirely new, very successful social impact discounted sales channel to nonprofits ---that the nonprofits actually LOVE.

  • We have guided nonprofits in corporate partnerships, cause-related marketing, brand strategy, strategic planning, for over 30 years, including peer group programs, and training seminars that increase “fundability.” On average, our 5,700+ training attendees have experienced a 22% increase in overall funding levels after only one year.


Why Your Cause Marketing Needs a ‘Millennial First’ Approach

Why Your Cause Marketing Needs a ‘Millennial First’ Approach

When it comes to the right audience to focus on for cause marketing, I only recommend one: Millennials - or men or women born between 1980 and 2000. For me it’s a no-brainer. The numbers and facts behind Millennials are just too powerful to justify wasting any time on Baby Boomers, Gen Xers, and the newest demographic Gen Z (those born after ...

What Rock Climbing Taught Me About Corporate Partnership ROI

What Rock Climbing Taught Me About Corporate Partnership ROI

Rock climbing has taught me a lot about successful partnerships. When I first started rock climbing with my wife at the young-ish age of 61, I was shocked at how exhilarating it can be to step outside my comfort zone. Laura and I climbing "The Gunks" Shawangunk Mountains, NY Laura was a seasoned climber and although I loved and trusted ...

What’s Your Cause Marketing Hedgehog?

What’s Your Cause Marketing Hedgehog?

Whether you’ve read the fable of the fox and the hedgehog, or the writings of philosopher Isaiah Berlin or are a fan of Jim Collins’ book Good to Great, people have been talking about the Hedgehog Concept for centuries. In a nutshell, the Hedgehog Concept is all about focusing on one area and doing it really well. Marketing guru Joe Pulizzi, ...

Falling in Love with Cause Partnership Activation

Falling in Love with Cause Partnership Activation

Hope you had a great Valentine’s Day! I definitely still have love on my  mind. Have you noticed that cause partnerships often follow the same progression as a new romantic relationship? At first, they are idealistic and hopeful. Then, after deeper dialogue and a number of experiences together, the partners get a truer sense of the real poten ...

Wow! Innovative Zoetis for Shelters Program Hits $20MM Milestone

Wow! Innovative Zoetis for Shelters Program Hits $20MM Milestone

INPEx is very proud to celebrate a major milestone for one of our client programs, Zoetis for Shelters. This award-winning program supports thousands of local neighborhood animal shelters with expert tips, product donations, and valuable discounts on vital necessities.  As you can see in this video, the cost savings are very powerful, as they di ...

What Does the SCALE Say About the Success of Your Cause Partnerships?

What Does the SCALE Say About the Success of Your Cause Partnerships?

Right about now, many people are looking at their bathroom scale in disbelief, shock and even anger. Ugh. Aunt Edna’s holiday cookies have struck again, and -somehow- that one week stint at the gym did not solve the problem. The scale has spoken.  You are not realizing your potential…far from it. Bottom line, you’ve got to take a more strateg ...