The United States Postal Service issued an Industry Alert to let its customers know that it will take no action to change its rules about including merchandise in Marketing Mail.
Yesterday, the Alliance of Nonprofit Mailers was invited by the Office of the Inspector General of the US Postal Service to explain how the nonprofit community uses the USPS. The audience included about 50 USPS employees on site and close to 100 others across the country via a conference call.the
The Alliance invited five representatives from various nonprofit groups to address the group and tell their story. Sr. Georgette Lehmuth, OSF, spoke representing the membership of the National Catholic Development Conference. She emphasized, “We do not underestimate what a personal note in one’s mailbox can mean because for us it is always about relationships and for the sake of the Mission.”
“I hate to say it, but everyone thinks that ‘guilt’ helps fundraising, but I think it hurts us!”
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GIVING IS AN ACT OF FAITH WHAT EVERY DONOR TO RELIGIOUS CHARITIES SHOULD KNOW
A Prayer for Fundraisers Good and gracious God, We recognize all life is a gift and a blessing. We thank you for your most generous love. Encourage us to be persons of honesty and integrity, worthy of proclaiming the Gospel, in this sacred ministry of fundraising. Help us to always reverence the sacred space where our donors and our missions meet. Give us openness to listen to the needs of our donors. Give us joyful spirits, and an eagerness to engage others. Give us hopeful imagination and creative vision, recognizing generosity in even the smallest gift. Give us strong, steadfast hearts in times of discouragement. Give us trusting hearts, knowing that the fruits of our labors will be realized long after we are gone.