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AllThingsDAF is Amergent’s newsletter, packed with leading fundraising ideas and proven best practices in donor advised funds. You’ll learn powerful, actionable insights from Amergent president Jack Doyle and our direct marketing fundraising pros. Each issue is connected to a variety of nonprofit client challenges and solutions. Request our fundraising newsletter, and get closer to your donors.

  • Amergent announces award-winning fundraiser George Whelan has joined the company

    January 11, 2021

    Whelan will lead agency business development efforts. PEABODY, Mass. (January 11, 2021) – George Whelan has joined Amergent, a Moore company, as senior vice president of agency business development. George brings 27 years of experience and thought leadership in the direct response industry to his new position with Amergent. During his distinguished career, George has […]

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  • Really? The check is in the mail???

    December 29, 2020

    From Jack Doyle, Amergent President & CEO Good news and bad news. I wanted to see how easy it is to transfer funds between DAF institutions. Why? Because when I was looking over the 2019 Fidelity Charitable 990, I saw that there were many other organizations noted BEFORE Doctors Without Borders, which is regularly number […]

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  • What would Gramma Doyle do with a DAF giving account?

    December 3, 2020

    From Jack Doyle, Amergent President & CEO Over the years, my dear, departed mother was the subject of my fundraising stories. Most all of them were true. This one today is about what she would have done if she had a DAF account. Longtime friends know my first fundraising experience occurred the summer after my […]

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  • 2020 DAF Stocking Stuffers

    November 24, 2020

    From Jack Doyle, Amergent President & CEO There’s still time to positively impact your 2020 DAF donors’ giving! Here are some ideas for your consideration: Positive reinforcement goes a long way in the near and long-term Some donors report they have “emptied” their DAF account in 2020, as the need for compassionate love and support […]

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  • What DAF donors are thinking about in October 2020

    October 15, 2020

    From Jack Doyle, Amergent President & CEO While most of us are focused on getting DAF donors to make grants or schedule some in 2020, the average DAF donor is thinking about something else—they are thinking about how much to donate into their giving account in 2020. It’s going to take repeated “reminders” from you […]

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  • Are you missing DAF grants?

    October 13, 2020

    From Jack Doyle, Amergent President & CEO In this pandemic world of 2020, nonprofit organizations are discovering that some Fidelity Charitable donor-advised fund (DAF) grants are not reaching them and they are missing out on some gifts. What’s going on? Many nonprofit organizations have closed their offices during the pandemic and mail is being forwarded. […]

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  • High Donor Acquisition

    October 1, 2020

    From Jack Doyle, Amergent President & CEO Today’s issue of ALLThingsDAF can be considered a two-fer—you know, when you get two really good outcomes for the price of one. For a long time, the issue related to new donor acquisition had two sides—you were either in the camp for quantity or you were in the […]

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  • The DAF Donor Identity Issue

    August 20, 2020

    From Jack Doyle, Amergent President & CEO The DAF Donor Identity Issue The number one question and complaint from my last three DAF webinars has been the same. Some problems have occurred in the past – and I’ll indicate what those were – but I think we need to give credit where it’s due on […]

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  • It’s a matter of WHEN, not if, you meet a DAF nay-sayer

    July 9, 2020

    By Jack Doyle, Amergent President & CEO One benefit of reading this blog regularly is you will be more informed on DAF giving. I’ve tried to inspire through enthusiasm and inform with real-life examples. There’s an element of “What Would Jack Do?” in most of them. Being informed with good information is the best way […]

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  • What’s happening with DAF giving in 2020?

    June 18, 2020

    By Jack Doyle, Amergent President & CEO 2020 has been an exciting ride for DAF grant recipients. For several organizations, year-to-date DAF total dollars raised as we approach the end of June have exceeded all that was raised in the 12 months of 2019. You read that correctly. More DAF money in six months than […]

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