When many people think about alternate addresses, second homes or vacation homes come to mind. And FundRaiser Software has the capability to not just hold unlimited alternate addresses, but also code them based on the type of address. Depending on the choices selected (date range or specific code) FundRaiser will then send to the alternate address instead of the main address on the record.
However, alternate addresses are great for more than just vacation, offices, or secondary homes. Here are some additional uses for alternate addresses.
1. Store old addresses
When a donor updates an address, keep the old one on file so you don’t lose it. Copy the current address to the alternate address space. It will be marked inactive, so you can keep the address on file just in case it’s needed.
2. Send mail to a power of attorney or another location permanently
There may be times that you need to send correspondence to someone else, such as a power of attorney or even a family foundation’s address. Using the alternate address field you can keep the donor’s original address on file, while sending correspondence to another location.
3. Keep an alternate address “just in case”
For donors without a certain time for their vacation or summer home, or who may want some correspondence sent to a business address, but not all of it, then using the alternate address field is the perfect way to keep track of this information. Keeping the addresses coded correctly will ensure mail goes to the appropriate places.
As your donor database grows and matures, you’ll find numerous other uses for the alternate address field. It’s a great way to store information so you will always be ready to send your correspondence exactly when, and where, your donors request.
To learn more about how FundRaiser can help with alternate addresses:
Take an online guided tour of FundRaiser and learn about the features in FundRaiser for sending correspondence.