RKD Expands Across The Border Via Acquisition

RKD Group, a Dallas, Texas-based provider of marketing and fundraising solutions for nonprofits, has taken acquisition of Direct Point Group (DPG), a direct-response fundraising agency in Toronto, Canada. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

“We are truly excited to welcome the DPG team to RKD Group. DPG’s stellar reputation for providing breakthrough direct response fundraising and marketing services to a wide range of Canadian and US-based nonprofits,” said RKD Group CEO Tim Kersten. “DPG’s capabilities in direct response television production, mid-level donor strategy, gift-giving catalogues, in addition to core direct response capabilities, will further deepen the solutions that RKD Group offers our clients.”

DPG will be rebranded as RKD Direct Point, a division of RKD Group. The acquisition will establish RKD Group’s presence in Canada through its Toronto office.

DPG Founder and President Duke Smith is now a senior vice president of RKD Direct Point, reports to Kersten, and joins the company’s Executive Leadership Team.

RKD Group is a fundraising and marketing services provider to hundreds of nonprofit organizations, including hospitals, social service, health, disease research, animal welfare, and faith-based charities. RKD Group was formed in 2014 when LW Robbins, a direct response fundraising agency, acquired KerstenDirect. The companies merged operations and Tim Kersten was appointed CEO of the combined company, which now operates from offices in Boston, Mass., Dallas, Texas, and Lincoln, Neb.