Amergent Wins Gold for Creative Excellence
Peabody, MA, September 30, 2009 — Amergent, a full-service agency in direct response fundraising services and database management solutions, is pleased to announce that the firm’s work received two gold awards in the fourth annual National Catholic Development Conference (NCDC) Lumen Awards.
Amergent’s direct mail campaign for the Franciscans/St. Anthony's Guild: St. Anthony Medal Acquisition, won gold in the category Prospecting Campaign: Finding New Friends. The second gold for Amergent was in the Major Donor Appeal category for Maryknoll Fathers & Brothers’ Gift of Hope Midlevel Appeal.
The Lumen Awards were created by the National Catholic Development Conference (NCDC) to acknowledge excellence in the ministry of fundraising and to enrich the Catholic development community through sharing this excellence.
“Effective fundraising requires vision, clarity and the ability to communicate your mission,” according to NCDC and “the Lumens (Latin for “light “ or “candle”) honor the best work of fundraisers doing God’s work in the world. Award-winning entries illustrate a superior example of good fundraising practice. Those holding the light set an example for the Catholic fundraising community through their good works.”
NCDC leads Catholic organizations toward excellence in their development ministries by providing opportunities for growth in leadership and excellence through conferences and networking. As the United States' largest association of religious philanthropies, NCDC affirms the mission of each of its members by working for and with them as fundraisers.
Since 1981, Amergent has used its nationally-recognized expertise in direct marketing strategy and database management solutions to help nonprofit organizations achieve – and surpass – their fundraising goals. Services include creative and strategic development, donor analytics, database management solutions, account management and integrated marketing services. For more information, please visit our web site: www.amergent.com