Stephen Clouse is the Founder and President of Stephen Clouse & Associates, Inc., a strategic communications and major gifts fundraising firm established in 1991. Stephen pioneered a highly personalized, multiple media video fundraising system and method that has raised tens of millions of dollars for a number of non-profit organizations through capital campaigns, annual fund appeals and special projects. These campaigns are designed both to boost immediate net fundraising revenue and accelerate the rate at which major donors are identified and cultivated. Partial client list includes: The Heritage Foundation, George Washington’s Mount Vernon, Mercatus Center at George Mason University, National Rifle Association, Media Research Center, FreedomWorks, National Right to Life, The Leadership Institute, Young America’s Foundation/Reagan Ranch and the Marriage & Family Foundation.
His firm also provides consultation, message development, and television training to conservative causes, GOP candidates, Republican Committees and trade associations.
Stephen wrote and produced a one-day seminar entitled “Effective Television Techniques” which is now called “How to be a Great Communicator!”. The course emphasizes the practical visual, verbal and vocal dynamics needed for powerful on-camera presentations. Within the last 10 years, over 800 individuals benefited from Stephen’s video training strategies.
Stephen personally produced/and or coached videotapings with President George H. Bush, Vice President Dan Quayle, Prime Minister Brian Mulroney, Speaker Newt Gingrich, Honorable Jack Kemp, Congressman J.C. Watts, Jr., Honorable Bill Bennett, Honorable Ed Meese, Honorable Jeanne Kirkpatrick, Senator Bob Dole, Senator Fred Thompson, Senator George Allen, Senator Rick Santorum, Senator Tom Coburn, Rush Limbaugh, Cal Thomas, Charleton Hesston, Michael Reagan, Steve Allen, Dean Jones, Pat Boone, Ben Stein, Steve Forbes, CEO Forbes Magazine, Jim Kilts, CEO Gillette, Larry Kudlow, Charles Koch, CEO Koch Industries, Herman Cain, Walter Williams, David McCullough, Milton Friedman, and many other national figures.
Stephen Clouse & Associates has been recognized professionally for outstanding video production and has been a recipient of the prestigious Telly, Addy and Campbell Awards.
CBS This Morning, Lehrer News Hour, Hannity and Colmes, and “20/20” have also used his footage for special programs.
Stephen studied Communications and Political Science at the University of Wisconsin. Originally from Wisconsin, Stephen and his wife, Ellen, have five children and live in Ashburn, Virginia.