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
3310 Hits
Wait a minute, while we are rendering the calendar
appeal Thank You event management advanced tab tribute gifts phoning donors reports donation history spare fields holiday giving spreadsheets merge fields motivation salutation happiness Task List user interface understanding giving trends annual maintenance plan Excel fundraising donor attrition rate brick campaign FundRaiser Hosted merge notes Network for Good planned giving Constant Contact Crowdfunding Campaign Donor Portal Facebook security ROI case study role of nonprofits email how-to videos FundRaiser Basic Company culture donor source corporate sponsors annual campaign donor loyalty endowment campaign targeted mailings mailing upgrading donors operational costs LYBUNTS entering auction gifts office gift notes field SYBUNTS donor slip membership programs board members GoFundMe project letter templates customer portal flash sales tech tip direct mail welcome packet Codes Reporting to IRS repeat donors Volunteer module New Year mode code PayPal on site training updates holiday letters letter Congratulations Tickles features NCOA processing donor profile donor building donor relationships anonymous donors #GivingTuesday Thanksgiving training tip End of Year Letters moves management gift entry community supported gardens new nonprofit development director custom page premiums foundations password protection giving levels Cloud fundraising letters social media banquet transparency membership benefits add ons change of address updating auction donor contact information charity golf tournaments backing up data solicitors donor retention volunteers personalizing letters gift acceptance policy adding personal notes to letters capital campaign grants animal rescue thank you letters technical support memorial giving online donations planning tax summary letters alumni volunteering Groupings disaster relief Reminders new donors donor advised funds Snow Birds major donors monthly giving budget vacation look and feel general National Change of Address donor retention rate Facebook campaign nonprofit fundraising in honor of donations word processor announcements operating systems importing csv grassroots campaign pictures customer service government grants arts membersip benefits publicity materials follow up the Ask data analysis donor targeting correspondance appeal letters mission driven accounting software donor preferences increasing giving amounts giving history product news new features Personalizing support raffle Alternative Addresses community arts nonprofits ticket sales major gift prospects communications legacy giving Resiliency lapsed donor overview prospects training donor recognition correspondence data conversion community broadcasting campaign management online donations campaign donor relations segmenting donors small donations donor attrition how to handle auction gifts new leadership In-Kind gifts holiday large donations motivation code pledges upgrade ticketsales data entry recurring gifts user spotlights relationship tracking texting donors GivingTuesday new version FundRaiser Spark Importing Data

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