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.

Reach More Donors with NCOA Processing

Reach More Donors with NCOA Processing
b2ap3_thumbnail_NCOAProcessing-ScreenShot.jpg

One of the most frustrating experiences as a nonprofit is to send out a carefully crafted appeal letter only to have several envelopes be returned as unable to be delivered by the post office. Not only have you spent postage and used paper and time to send the letters, but your message won’t reach your donors. How do you prevent this from happening?

NCOA, or National Change of Address, is a United States Post Office program designed to prevent non-deliverable mail. The USPS maintains a database of all permanent address changes within the past three years by people who have completed change of address cards. When you export your database and use a USPS licensed processor, they will run your donors’ addresses through this program and provide you with information such as a changed address, the complete ZIP+4 zip code, which helps with mail processing, and which addresses are not valid without any further information. When you merge the received data back into your database, it will be updated and your donors coded appropriately to help you better manage your mailings.

Continue reading
4368 Hits
Wait a minute, while we are rendering the calendar
grassroots campaign upgrading donors customer service customer portal endowment campaign foundations Resiliency anonymous donors community supported gardens flash sales reports donor relations adding personal notes to letters brick campaign gift acceptance policy publicity materials user interface premiums pledges Cloud giving levels upgrade development director Constant Contact holiday giving Reporting to IRS SYBUNTS fundraising banquet ROI planning letter letter templates spare fields moves management targeted mailings #GivingTuesday advanced tab direct mail grants arts motivation understanding giving trends donor slip passwords add ons password protection operating systems mode code appeal donor contact information major donors corporate sponsors data entry new leadership recurring gifts change of address updating operational costs Network for Good GoFundMe project donor source FundRaiser Basic look and feel Reminders prospects board members ticketsales donor targeting donor prospects backing up data vacation new features welcome packet holiday phoning donors new nonprofit how to handle auction gifts features how-to videos accounting software End of Year Letters planned giving new version small donations correspondence capital campaign PayPal case study Thanksgiving Thank You annual campaign data conversion Donor Portal donor retention rate animal rescue nonprofit fundraising support large donations National Change of Address training tip Task List Alternative Addresses personalizing letters communications legacy giving donor loyalty Personalizing increasing giving amounts holiday letters donor preferences data analysis online donations donor advised funds donation history disaster relief correspondance donor profile email salutation user spotlights ticket sales Tickles security campaign Volunteer module appeal letters mailing general fundraising letters Facebook technical support annual maintenance plan In-Kind gifts event management role of nonprofits thank you letters FundRaiser Spark in honor of donations membersip benefits solicitors LYBUNTS announcements membership programs membership benefits repeat donors overview donor attrition rate lapsed donor community broadcasting NCOA processing word processor tech tip New Year tax summary letters motivation code donor attrition training GivingTuesday major gift prospects auction merge fields monthly giving Company culture happiness donor engagement Crowdfunding Campaign tribute gifts gift notes field segmenting donors building donor relationships budget Groupings transparency donor retention entering auction gifts follow up Codes spreadsheets gift entry the Ask custom page campaign management new donors social media on site training volunteers product news updates charity golf tournaments Snow Birds government grants texting donors Importing Data pictures Facebook campaign Congratulations volunteering memorial giving mission driven relationship tracking alumni community arts nonprofits donor recognition FundRaiser Hosted merge notes giving history Excel donor raffle online donations importing csv office

Connect With Us

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

Customer Portal Login Form

User Name:
Password:

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