Data and Donor Stewardship Tasks

TrueGivers processes your database daily to look for new data matches to existing accounts, new accounts, and accounts you made edits to. With each process your database receives CASS/DPV/NCOA/RDI, Deceased Information, and Individual & Household data enhancements. Then we create Stewardship Tasks.

Stewardship Tasks provide a specific action you can take on a specific record to improve data stewardship – and ultimately your relationship with your donor.

Instead of simply updating CRM records with the new data, TrueGivers also utilizes our task feature to create stewardship tasks in your CRM.

Stewardship Tasks serve two purposes. First, they help you keep your database as clean and ready-to-use as possible. This helps you practice regular maintenance and avoid clunky batch updates.

Second, tasks are designed to help you stay in regular communication with your donors by leveraging the data in your CRM. We prompt you to take small steps that bolster your relationships: things like sending a birthday card or placing a call to get the donor on your email list.

Task Cards
Task Cards

Data Stewardship and Donor Stewardship Tasks are triggered automatically and include the following:

  • Tasks created based on data updates like invalid or missing addresses, moves, deceased, and data enhancements
  • Ability to control which Tasks will be generated
  • Ability to control who is assigned to each type of Task
  • Ability to manually review and create Tasks
  • Automatic channel assignment based on available data (email, mail, phone, sms)

You can read more about how to get started using Data and Donor Stewardship Tasks here.

Currently available Data Stewardship Tasks:

Addressee Identified

This task is created when TrueGivers identifies addressee data in the address line 1 field. This format prevents TrueGivers from processing the record for updates. We recommend storing addressee data in a different field like salutation, envelope name, or something similar. Only address data should be in any address line 1 field. After you correct the formatting for this record in your database the record can be processed for updates.

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Inactive record alert

When TrueGivers deactivates a record based on missing or incomplete name or address data, we create a task for you to investigate the record. Sometimes an unexpected error can cause a record with good data to be deactivated. This helps you perform quality control and data stewardship.

Invalid address identified

TrueGivers processes all address records through CASS/DPV. These services hygiene and standardize address data to comply with USPS standards. This task is created when TrueGivers identifies an address that is considered invalid by USPS. While this address is invalid you should avoid sending mail to the record. Users This task is focused on motivating users to perform manual record clean up so that more of their records process through NCOA/CASS/DPV.

Vacant address identified

TrueGivers processes all address records through CASS/DPV. These services hygiene and standardize address data to comply with USPS standards. This task is created when TrueGivers identifies an address that is considered vacant by USPS. While this address is vacant you should avoid sending mail to the record. It is possible that the data will be updated in the data source, which TrueGivers will discover during subsequent update processing. We will report this change when we identify that the new address is no longer considered vacant by USPS.

Insufficient name data

TrueGivers may deactivate a record based on missing or incomplete name data. We create a task for you to investigate the record and update the name fields. This helps you perform quality control and data stewardship.

Suspected bad address

TrueGivers processes all address records through CASS/DPV. These services hygiene and standardize address data to comply with USPS standards. During this processing, we may identify some addresses that are too SOMETHING to be standardized. In many cases, these addresses need a simple modification before we process them again. In other cases, the CRM user should contact their donor to confirm the address data. Examples include; missing address 2, incorrect address 2 (Apt A vs. Apt 1), or street not confirmed because of incorrect spelling. This task should help users determine:

  • if they want to ignore our DPV notes and continue mailing to the address in their CRM
  • If they want to contact their donor to confirm or update address information
  • If they want to focus on email communication

This task is focused on motivating users to perform manual record clean up so that more of their records process through NCOA/CASS/DPV.

Addressee found in PO Box address

This task is created when TrueGivers identifies addressee data in an address field for a record with a PO Box. PO Box addresses should not have an Addressee in the address field. We recommend storing addressee data in a different field like salutation, envelope name, or something similar. Only address data should be in any address line 1 or address line 2 field. After you correct the formatting for this record in your database, you can close this task.

Move down in class (market value index)

This task is created when TrueGivers identifies a new address for your record, and the new address has a lower market value index than their previous address. This suggests that there has been a change in wealth that warrants further investigation.

Move up in class (market value index)

This task is created when TrueGivers identifies a new address for your record, and the new address has a higher market value index than their previous address. This suggests that there has been a change in wealth that warrants further investigation.

Update non-individual accounts

This task is created when TrueGivers identifies the name type for your record, and the name associated with this record is not an Individual. TrueGivers only downloads records that are created as an Individual in the CRM. This task is focused on motivating users to perform manual record clean up.

Confirm PO Box is still in use

TrueGivers processes all address records through CASS/DPV. These services hygiene and standardize address data to comply with USPS standards. This task is created when TrueGivers identifies a PO Box address that is considered vacant by USPS. While this address is vacant you should avoid sending mail to the record. It is possible that the data will be updated in the data source, which TrueGivers will discover during subsequent update processing. We will report this change when we identify that the new address is no longer considered vacant by USPS.

Currently available Donor Stewardship Tasks include:

Stay in Touch

When TrueGivers identifies a new address for your record, we create a task to send donors a communication letting them know you won’t lose touch and hope that their move wasn’t too stressful. This helps donors remember your organization and why they care about your cause.

Individual condolences

When TrueGivers identifies a deceased individual based on and individual match (first name, last name and address), we create a task to verify the data and send condolences.

Household condolences

When TrueGivers identifies a deceased individual based on a household match (last name and address), we create a task to verify the data, modify your outreach, and send condolences. Household matches are often your donor’s spouse or parent.

Birthday

TrueGivers uses birthday data we find during updates and birthday data from your database to create a task to send a birthday message during the donor's birth month. These activities are created 15 days before the start of the month so you have ample time to send birthday messages and interact with as many contacts as possible.

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Move out of market

When TrueGivers identifies a new address for your record that is not in the same state as their original address, we create a task to review the new address data. In some cases, the donor may have moved geographically far away from your organization. You may want to modify your outreach to be responsive to that change. If your organization is locally focused, you may need to change your strategy to keep distant donors engaged.

Move internationally

When TrueGivers identifies a record that has moved out of the United States, we create a task to notify you that this record is not receiving mail in the US. You may want to modify your outreach to be responsive to change.

Move with no forwarding address

This task is created when TrueGivers identifies a move with no forwarding address. Typically, this means that someone completed a change of address form with USPS, but they did not provide a new address on the form. If you have an email address or phone number for this record, now is a good time to contact them and see if they would like to be added to your mailing list. This can help you recapture address information and include them in direct mail activities.

Move to a vacant address

This task is created when TrueGivers identifies a new address for your record, but the new address is considered vacant by USPS. While this address is vacant you should avoid sending mail to the record. It is possible that the data will be updated in the data source, which TrueGivers will discover during subsequent update processing. We will report this change when we identify that the new address is no longer considered vacant by USPS.

Move to an invalid address

This task is created when TrueGivers identifies a new address for your record, but the new address is considered invalid by USPS. While this address is invalid you should avoid sending mail to the record. It is possible that the data will be updated in the data source, which TrueGivers will discover during subsequent update processing. We will report this change when we identify that the new address is no longer considered invalid by USPS.

Move expired

This task is created when TrueGivers identifies a move, but the move forwarding order has expired. Typically, this means that someone completed a change of address form with USPS, but their move order has expired. If you have an email address or phone number for this record, now is a good time to contact them and see if they would like to be added to your mailing list. This can help you recapture address information and include them in direct mail activities.

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