You can imagine how uncomfortable or potentially upsetting this situation could be for you and your constituents: sending a solicitation or attempting to contact someone who is deceased. Our record identification service can help you avoid such embarrassing situations by identifying records of constituents within your DonorPerfect database known to be deceased.
Commonly Asked Questions
Where do you get this information?
Deceased data is based on Social Security Administration records and other sources.
What does the service include?
- Formatting of your data for processing
- Creation of new “Deceased” fields to display the data
- Import of deceased record data into your database
- An analysis of records updated
Note: This service will indicate there was death in a household, but there will not be visibility into which member passed away if more than one person is living at that address. This data provides a good starting point for further investigation by your team.
How does it work?
Records are updated by matching the names and addresses in your database against Social Security records and other sources. The match percentage will vary depending on the accuracy of the data in your list. (Note: If you track Social Security numbers, please provide them as they will help achieve the highest level of accuracy in the match.) Whenever there is a match, deceased data will be appended to the record, and properly added to your system.
- Increases the accuracy of your data
- Provide you with sensitive information that is difficult to obtain
- Eliminate uncomfortable contact situations
- Reduce mailing and other solicitation costs
How long will it take?
Completion time for the entire process is less that one week. Also, you can continue to use your DonorPerfect system while we do the processing. As a result, there is virtually no interruption to your daily work.
Will my records be secure?
Absolutely. All data is kept strictly confidential.
To learn more about other Data Enhancement Services we offer please visit: www.donorperfect.com/data