Our History

Founded in December 1980 as Target Marketing, Amergent learned early that as a marketing organization, we have a Copyright 1980special talent for and commitment to nonprofit fundraising. Within two years of our founding, we had introduced a fundraising database system, and over the next 18 years, we remade ourselves as an exclusive fundraising agency. Although we became a dedicated fundraising in agency in 2001, we have been an active presence in the fundraising industry from our beginning. We have 30 years’ continuous experience in nonprofit fundraising.

Amergent has proudly served many national and regional nonprofits. Over the past thirty years, our client successes have spanned a variety of markets. Although we work with all kinds of nonprofits, we have established particularly enviable track records in some specific markets:

  • food banks
  • religious charities
  • healthcare
  • advocacy & social change
  • Native American
  • higher education
  • conservation
  • the Salvation Army.

You can get a pretty good idea of both the culture and the special talents of Amergent by reading our statement of Mission and Values:

Amergent’s Mission and Values

The goal of Amergent is to be the premier agency or supplier in the markets we serve. To attain this goal, we will:

  • maintain the highest level of professional and personal integrity in our dealings with clients, co-workers, vendors and competitors
  • provide exceptional service to all clients and customers, and strive to exceed all commitments and expectations of quality
  • endeavor to adhere to the spirit as well as the strict interpretation of all accepted trade practices that pertain to us
  • provide a safe, enjoyable and progressive work environment so all employees share in the success of Amergent.