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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.

  • ASK NOW!

    March 18, 2020

    By Jack Doyle, Amergent President & CEO The COVID-19 impact on everyone is overwhelming. It impacts every choice we make. It impacts everyone who relies on you. And it impacts how people consider their own futures. You’re going to need unrestricted funds now more than ever before. Many of your regular donors are going to […]

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  • Are You Prepared for Success?

    February 27, 2020

    By Jack Doyle, Amergent President & CEO This won’t be the last time I ask this question. I ask it a lot. Today we’ll deal with something plucked from the internet on DAF donor data entry. If you follow the AFP Open Forum on all subjects, you might have seen a lot of comments about […]

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  • Are you interested in all things donor-advised funds?

    January 15, 2020

    By Jack Doyle, Amergent President & CEO We’re going to share monthly, DAF-related initiatives that we find interesting and suitable for all. One month, we will be showing what other non-profits are doing, while the next month, we could be indicating what Fidelity Charitable and Schwab Charitable are doing with their donor communications, their giving […]

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  • More DAF stocking stuffers

    December 17, 2019

    By Jack Doyle, Amergent President & CEO The waiting is in earnest now! Many donor advised fund (DAF) donors took the suggested advice of the DAF sponsors—and YOU—and made their grant requests for 2019. Now the checks are in the mail! Fidelity Charitable might be issuing over one million grants in December. Why not take […]

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  • Guide dog donor and volunteer makes a difference

    December 11, 2019

    By Jack Doyle, Amergent President & CEO We are excited to share this great story from Fidelity Charitable. One of their donors is a supporter of and volunteer for Guide Dogs for the Blind, one of our clients, and this story highlights the new relationship between the donor and a recipient of a guide dog. It’s […]

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  • Some stocking stuffers for you

    December 4, 2019

    By Jack Doyle, Amergent President & CEO Thought you’d like to have these to share with the right colleagues: 1. I get a LOT of questions from people worried that their thank you letters might not be right. We created this table as a reminder of whom to thank and how to thank them. The […]

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  • New 2019 DAF Report out from National Philanthropic Trust

    November 13, 2019

    By Jack Doyle, Amergent President & CEO The newest report was published this week from the gold standard for DAF (Donor-Advised Fund) information. You can read it here. They analyzed over 1,000 DAF charitable sponsors and community foundations; nearly all of the same organizations were also included in last year’s report, so we have a comprehensive […]

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  • News from Schwab Charitable

    August 19, 2019

    By Jack Doyle, Amergent President/CEO We wanted to share some valuable info with you from Schwab Charitable. Key highlights from their Giving Report:  $2.4 Billion in grants in 2019 83,000 charities have been supported 26% increase in grants volume 33% increase in grants value 53% increase in grants donated on mobile devices Read their Giving Report […]

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  • Passing this along

    August 5, 2019

    By Jack Doyle, Amergent President/CEO Earlier this year, a lot of fund-raising professionals were asking their friends “Did you have bad year end results?” Many experienced lower than expected giving in November and December, especially among major givers. I was told by donor advised fund insiders that the tax law changes created one clear shift […]

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  • The DAF benefit you don’t hear about!

    July 30, 2019

    By Jack Doyle, Amergent President/CEO I recently got this mid-year report from Schwab Charitable. This is an account my family uses to make $100 recurring monthly gifts to several non-profits. We began making some of them in February 2019 and started another i March. The June 30th report indicated Schwab Charitable has issued 14 grants […]

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