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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.

  • #HalfMyDAF follow-up – $1.3M to 221 nonprofits

    May 14, 2021

    From Jack Doyle, Amergent President  After the Jen & David Risher #HalfMyDAF webinar, I made five grants. Congratulations to the three who were awarded matching grants. The other two are automatically eligible for the next round of matching grants in October. The winners are: American Indian College Fund: $5,000 St. Labre Indian School: $5,000 Oceans […]

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  • Did you ever wish you could give away $50,000?

    April 26, 2021

    From Jack Doyle, Amergent President  Try out this demo from Fidelity Charitable. It will show you just how fast and easy your DAF donors can grant you gifts. Make a single gift of $50,000 Then go back and make a scheduled recurring monthly gift with no expiration date And go to Your Profile (to the left […]

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  • #HalfMyDAF Is Back: What Donors Should Know in 2021

    February 23, 2021

    From Jack Doyle, Amergent President  We want to get the word out and help get $20 million into the hands of charities. Learn more from Giving Compass here. There is also a webinar coming up on #HalfMyDAF and the future of donor advised funds on March 9 at 1pm Eastern/Noon Central. I will be joined […]

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  • Lots of good news on DAF giving

    February 4, 2021

    From Jack Doyle, Amergent President  The gold-standard of DAF reports is available here. Thank you to the National Philanthropic Trust for sharing. This is the most comprehensive information we get about national DAF sponsors, community foundations and single-issue charity sponsors. The one disappointing aspect of the report is that for all giving activity (inbound contributions […]

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  • 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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