Donor Services Group Telemarketing for Museum Fundraising

I came across a fundraising entity listed as “Donor Services Group” while reviewing the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s recent IRS Form 990s on their website(IRS Form 990 is like a public tax return for tax-exempt and non-profit organizations.) 

Donor Services Group logo

It appears that DSG does telemarketing on behalf of the Met Museum and other non-profits. This page will collect some publicly available information that I find in my quest to better understand institutional fundraising.

Results: Met Museum + Donor Services Group

  • 2014 Gross receipts: $269,760
    Paid to DSG: $125,271
    Paid to Met: $144,489
  • 2013 Gross receipts: $370,128
    Paid to DSG: $188,455
    Paid to Met: $181,673
  • 2012 Gross receipts: $661,429
    Paid to DSG: $342,350
    Paid to Met: $319,079
  • 2011 Gross receipts: $553,782
    Paid to DSG: $332,955
    Paid to Met: $220,827
  • 2010 I couldn’t find the 990
  • 2009 Gross receipts: $526,252
    Paid to DSG: $277,770
    Paid to Met: $258,482

More Information

The CEO of Donor Services Group is Tom Siegel (LinkedIn).

Tom Siegel of Donor Services Group, CEO

Tom Siegel, CEO of Donor Services Group (courtesy LinkedIn)

Note: The fact that the Metropolitan Museum of Art uses DSG is not scandalous or negative. Many non-profit organizations employ for-profit telemarketing firms who take a fixed fee or percentage of donations. This is a standard practice.

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2016-07-18T01:47:58+00:00 July 18th, 2016|Development|