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NCDC, Alliance Meet with USPS Office of Inspector General

Posted by National Catholic Development Conference on Oct 4, 2018 4:01:08 PM

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.”

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Topics: Postal Issues, Advocacy

ACTION ALERT: Feedback Needed on Postal Proposal

Posted by National Catholic Development Conference on Sep 6, 2018 12:34:45 PM

The mailing of premiums by religious charitable mailers is at grave risk.  We ask that you submit comments to the Postal Service as soon as possible in opposition to the August 23 Federal Register Notice of USPS.  The operative, and potentially devastating, proposal is simple: “no merchandise or goods will be allowed of any type regardless of ‘value.’”  Mailing merchandise would be forced into much higher postage categories of First Class, Priority, or Parcel Select, essentially ending premium programs.

 

We are urging immediate action by all religious charitable fundraisers and their business partners in an attempt to get USPS to withdraw the proposal. Below are some resources to help with your comments:

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Topics: Postal Issues, NCDC News

NCDC Statement on Proposed Postal Rule on Non-Letter Size Marketing Mail

Posted by National Catholic Development Conference on Aug 23, 2018 3:22:05 PM

The United States Postal Service is proposing a new rule regarding what kind of merchandise can be included inside a Marketing Mail piece, which is the new name for the standard/nonprofit mail category.  Mail pieces that would not comply with this new rule would have to be mailed at a different and higher rate.

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Topics: Postal Issues, NCDC News

National Catholic Development Conference (NCDC) Joins with More than 50 Mail Industry Leaders to Urge Regulators to Reconsider Dramatic Postal Rate Increases

Posted by National Catholic Development Conference on Mar 6, 2018 1:27:07 PM

Vast majority of mailers, by volume and revenue, come together to discourage misguided postal rate hike proposal  

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Topics: NCDC News, Postal Issues

Action Alert: Help Us Prevent 40% Postal Rate Increases

Posted by National Catholic Development Conference on Feb 26, 2018 11:58:58 AM

This is a call for help-right now.

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Topics: Postal Issues, Call to Action

Call for Action on  PRC Pricing Review

Posted by National Catholic Development Conference on Feb 23, 2017 2:39:36 PM

Along with our partners like the Alliance of Nonprofit Mailers, NCDC is often at the table in the thick of it when it comes to postal issues. Sr. Georgette has met with the PRC more than once and spoken on behalf of Catholic fundraisers.

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Topics: Call to Action, Postal Issues

Call To Action-Comments due no later than June 29, 2016

Posted by National Catholic Development Conference on Jun 23, 2016 1:17:03 PM

Please send your comments opposing draft legislation to the House Oversight Committee that is threatening to add millions to nonprofits' costs by permanently raising postage 2.15 percent. The Committee released a discussion draft of a bipartisan postal reform bill and is inviting comments. Following the comment period, the Committee intends to introduce a bill by July 15.

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Topics: Call to Action, Postal Issues

Postal Hearing Update

Posted by National Catholic Development Conference on May 26, 2016 10:13:54 AM
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Topics: Press Release, Postal Issues

Call to Action: USPS Rate Case for Standard Mail, Periodicals and Package Services

Posted by National Catholic Development Conference on Mar 25, 2015 9:25:20 AM

In its revised rate case for Standard Mail, Periodicals, and Package Services filed March 12, the Postal Service seems to have resolved some, but not all, of the issues raised by the Alliance of Nonprofit Mailers. "The Postal Service did not resolve what we believe is a very bad business decision to jeopardize publications with little or no advertising and light weight," states the Alliance. Read more:

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Topics: Postal Issues, Call to Action

2015: Hope and Possibility

Posted by National Catholic Development Conference on Mar 4, 2015 10:16:31 PM

In the December NCDC webinar presentation “Where Are We Going and How Did We Get There?” as the presenter, I was able to share a lot of statistical information with those participating in the program. Much of our information was based on our annual NCDC Membership Survey.  In general our members told us that they saw increases in revenue, even from their most costly programs; the average size of the gift was higher for most of their programs and the major gifts program netted better than in the previous year.

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Topics: NCDC News, Postal Issues

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In this blog, we post the latest NCDC news, events, and legislative efforts to help keep our readers informed and ready for action. As the United States’ largest membership association of charitable religious fundraisers, we hope that this resource inspires you to join in our community — whether that is through prayer, partnership, or action.

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