Common Mail Merge Problems

If you’ve worked with mail merge letters, you are probably no stranger to seeing the occasional error. These errors are typically due to security and the way Microsoft Word attempts to protect you and itself from abuse. Below are a few common errors and what can be done to eliminate them. I’ve snipped this content from the ResultsPlus User Assistance, so never fear, you’ve got the answers at your fingertips all the time!

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Again and Again

Churches have been doing it for generations. The Combined Federal Campaign and United Way have both built their foundations on it. And if you’re not doing it, perhaps you should be. I’m talking about a recurring gift program – inviting your donors to make repeated gifts at regular intervals.

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Grants Management

I recently attended a great Tweet Chat #GrantChat hosted by the Grant Professionals Association @GPANational. I must admit, I was there to “lurk and learn.” And did I get a chance to learn a lot! I also discovered that there are some things ResultsPlus can do to help with some of the commonly identified problems (but I was too new to the medium to be comfortable commenting). Does this mean that there aren’t a number of improvements that can be made to ResultsPlus to help with Grants Management? Of course not, it just made me realize that, while I learned a lot about what we can research for the future, it is also true that a number of people are unaware that, perhaps, their existing CRM tools can help them in some ways.

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Drive Your Donors to Give Online

Your organization probably has a website, and you probably have a way to give online. But are you currently driving your donors to give online? Some donors will always prefer to give via the mail, but a growing number of donors find giving online to be quick and convenient. Here are a few tips to encourage your donors to give online. Some of them are likely obvious, but hopefully you’ll also find a few gems in this list.

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