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Jack Doyle

Jack Doyle

Jack Doyle is President of Amergent, NCDC Corporate Partner. Since 1978, Jack has been involved with providing direct mail fund raising and consulting services to a variety of non-profit organizations. He has been a speaker for DMA, NCDC and regional NCDC meetings, most recently speaking about donor-advised funds and how nonprofits can inspire donors to give using these accounts. Jack is a past Board Chair of the Association of Direct Response Professionals (ADRFCO). Previously, he served as a Corporate Partner Representative to the NCDC Board, Chair of the NCDC Lumen Award Committee and as Vice Chair of the DMA Non-Profit Federation. Jack was the 2013 recipient of the NCDC George T. Holloway award for Distinguished Service.

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Donor-Advised Funds: My View as a Fundraiser AND a Donor

Posted by Jack Doyle on 7/16/18 9:56 AM

What are donor-advised funds (DAF)? 

Well. Donor-advised funds are a popular choice for donors to give to their favorite charities. Tax deductions can be taken as soon as a donor puts money into a DAF, and the fund can grow until the donor decides where the money should go.

Since February, I’ve been tracking the donor stewardship practices of 16 of the top 25 charities for Fidelity Charitable donors. I sent in my own $100 grants via my Fidelity Charitable account and have been tracking what kind of acknowledgements I receive, as well as follow up communications. (None of these organizations are NCDC members.)

Here’s a quick breakdown of my expectations and my observations.

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