History

Today’s Stockade Group began 25 years ago as one of the first companies in the United States to perform telephone engagement campaigns for educational institutions and non-profit organizations. With the evolution of technology, marketing, and communications, along with the growth of the competitive landscape, Stockade has evolved to become a full-service strategic and tactical advising agency focused on a concierge-like approach. Additionally, we have the capability to provide dynamic, multi-media communication support and tools for our clients.

Our founder and chairman, Bill Dougherty, has vision, values, and passion that are ingrained in Stockade’s culture and philosophy. The entire team brings five important components to everything we do: hard work, thoughtfulness, partnership, transparency, and results. These represent the hallmarks that define Stockade’s identity, and they are the foundation for our success with all of the institutions and organizations that we proudly have the opportunity to serve.

Whether the support and advising services you seek are for a singular project, for a recurring cyclical campaign, for a professional review of best practices, or for executive coaching, the Stockade team welcomes the opportunity to discuss and evaluate your needs.

Message from Our Founder & CEO

The Stockade Group has served higher education, both in advancement and enrollment management, for more than two decades. We are a privately owned company that is thought of as a leader in student enrollment and donor acquisition.

Our team specializes in higher education, working on behalf of colleges and universities throughout the United States. Over the years, we have partnered with smaller and larger institutions alike, and our contact center has made or facilitated millions of calls to your constituents, producing results at a fair price. This is why our clients return to us year after year.

We truly love what we do serving higher education, doing it with passion and guided by experience. We go beyond all other companies with the personal and customized services that we offer, and we are 100 percent dedicated to providing superior service and results from hiring to training and coaching to reporting and analysis to strategic and tactical advising.

While Stockade’s roots and niche are in the contact center arena, we have never been a telemarketing company that simply treats its clients like a commodity. Rather, we always have and always will give you our best at an affordable price, going above and beyond expectations to do what it takes to achieve success.

If we have the privilege to partner with you, you will find that our team of seasoned professionals comes from and truly understands the EDU environment, which continually motivates our dedication to your students, parents, and alumni.

Sincerely,
William E. Dougherty
Principal, CEO, & Original Founder