FundRaiser Blog

The FundRaiser Software Blog is an excellent resource for nonprofit organizations looking to learn more about fundraising, donor management, membership management, and much more.

Make It Count

For those of you who haven’t spent much time on the phone with me while unraveling one of the many mysteries FundRaiser may present us, I’m an old-fashioned girl. I cook most everything from scratch, make cheese, and sew some of my own clothes. Don’t get me wrong, I like electricity and indoor plumbing as much as the next girl, but I feel strongly that technology should be a helper, not the sole reason for doing something.


One of those outdated activities I stubbornly cling to is writing and mailing letters. I love the crisp smell of paper and the smooth feel of a good pen rolling along the page as I pour out pieces of myself. My thoughts seem to flow more smoothly and I can say things in a letter I would never say out loud. Everything I want to say becomes clearer and more ME.

There’s no denying an email is faster and posting on Facebook lets you tell a lot of people something with very little effort, but they lack the feeling of connection one gets from a mailed letter. While a handwritten letter is particularly personal, even a printed letter feels more real than the most carefully worded email. A letter is something real, something one can touch and was touched by the person who sent it. It tells people they are important enough for you to take the time to write, address, stamp and send a letter to them.

Those of you who use FundRaiser’s mailing features already know that it is quick and easy to send a personalized fundraising letter to any donor, member, or volunteer. But did you know we can help you make sure it gets to where it needs to go?

Your FundRaiser technical support team can help you make sure every letter counts by assisting you in an NCOA address check and merge. The process is simple and generally takes one to two days. We will export your database in NCOA format, send the data to be analyzed, and merge your new addresses back in. After all, for your fundraising letters to be effective, they have to get there!

If you have any questions or would like to discuss an NCOA address check in more detail, please call us at 800-543-4131.

Does it fit?
Happiness is a 3-day weekend

Related Posts

Wait a minute, while we are rendering the calendar
operational costs donation history Excel building donor relationships targeted mailings new features user interface letter templates GoFundMe project vacation campaign management phoning donors recurring gifts online donations gift entry development director membership benefits mission driven user spotlights Groupings donor attrition donor retention rate in honor of donations donor preferences follow up correspondence Reminders donor attrition rate welcome packet data conversion technical support PayPal tech tip adding personal notes to letters Personalizing updates Facebook campaign government grants donor slip NCOA processing upgrading donors communications upgrade relationship tracking backing up data banquet donor contact information Congratulations Thank You happiness password protection volunteering merge notes grassroots campaign Codes features National Change of Address fundraising letters merge fields community supported gardens annual maintenance plan disaster relief personalizing letters reports Alternative Addresses motivation code community broadcasting nonprofit fundraising animal rescue foundations solicitors memorial giving Volunteer module donor loyalty correspondance look and feel Network for Good data entry tax summary letters spreadsheets spare fields lapsed donor auction understanding giving trends grants support corporate sponsors donor targeting entering auction gifts donor profile giving history training membersip benefits Crowdfunding Campaign donor source brick campaign volunteers Reporting to IRS segmenting donors event management add ons Company culture anonymous donors fundraising importing csv flash sales Tickles case study announcements mode code how to handle auction gifts charity golf tournaments general texting donors social media annual campaign major gift prospects GivingTuesday Constant Contact arts custom page customer portal new version membership programs major donors how-to videos community arts nonprofits capital campaign #GivingTuesday the Ask increasing giving amounts motivation small donations new leadership operating systems End of Year Letters ROI Donor Portal Facebook data analysis thank you letters appeal letters budget raffle ticketsales Thanksgiving LYBUNTS giving levels change of address updating security customer service ticket sales donor Resiliency advanced tab training tip gift notes field alumni monthly giving Snow Birds publicity materials endowment campaign SYBUNTS FundRaiser Spark on site training pledges board members tribute gifts product news pictures moves management word processor donor recognition role of nonprofits accounting software office In-Kind gifts premiums Task List online donations overview New Year

Connect With Us

  800-880-3454 ext 3
  Email Us
  Request More Information
      8:30AM-5:30PM CST

Customer Portal Login Form

User Name:

If you are not sure about your Customer User Name, please call 800-543-4131 and we will be able to help you.

Or you have lost your password, Request Password