Are there minimum quantities to use AppealMaker?
AppealMaker is priced to be economical. There are not minimum orders, each appeal becomes more economical as quantities increase.
Calculating Gift Strings
Building gift strings (or "ask amounts") for your donors is a proven practice to continue moving them up the giving ladder.
With AppealMaker, the built-in algorithm takes care of calculating gift strings for each person. To view the formulas used click here.
Using Gift Strings
You can add buildi...
Can AppealMaker help with copywriting?
Yes, copywriting is a service that AppealMaker offers.
Can I change my address?
If you wish to mail at nonprofit rates, the address that is approved by the USPS must be prominently located on the mailing to qualify for nonprofit postage. If you would like to remove the USPS approved address, nonprofit postage rates will not be available. If you need to update your organizati...
Can I include images in my appeal letters?
Yes. You can insert images and photographs in the editable areas of the mail piece.
Can I mix and match pieces from multiple products?
No. Only the components shown or listed with each package are eligible for the pricing shown.
Does AppealMaker dedupe my mailing list?
AppealMaker does not automatically dedupe mailing lists.
Data services beyond NCOA and CASS Certification, such as merge/purge, de-duping, and deceased suppression suites are available by quote.
Does AppealMaker mail internationally?
No, AppealMaker only mails within the United States.
Does AppealMaker offer mailing list rental?
Yes, AppealMaker is a list broker and can assist with list rental.
List services are only available for customers sending mail with AppealMaker.
Does AppealMaker share my mailing list?
No. Lists are the property of the client and never sold or shared. They are stored and available for your use only.
Do I have to use nonprofit postage?
No, but it is usually the most economical. You can also choose from standard bulk or first-class postage - just let your Account Specialist or Customer Support know, and we are happy to make an adjustment.
Do I have to use one of the packages shown?
Yes, you must choose from the packages available in AppealMaker.
How does AppealMaker know what packages to recommend?
We have years of experience and have tested results with many nonprofits nationwide.
How do I pay?
You can easily pay by credit card or e-check. An invoice can be sent upon request; the mailing will be released upon payment.
How long does it take from the time I order to mail?
As little as 3 days! Delivery time into mailboxes is dependent on the postage type. Below is a quick breakdown of how much lead time is needed by AppealMaker to produce your mailing:
1 - 10,000 pieces: 3 business days
10,001 - 15,000 pieces: 5 business days
15,001 - 20,000 pieces: 7 business day...
How many data lists can I submit for a single appeal?
Each mailing allows for one mailing list and one seed/sample list.
I have questions about nonprofit mailing.
We're happy to help! To start, take a peek over at our blog post about frequently asked mailing questions.
Is the information I upload secure?
Yes. We take data security very seriously, all of the information you upload is secure.
Is there a subscription fee?
There is an annual subscription fee of $399 to keep your AppealMaker account active. However, the annual subscription fee is being waived for 2 years if you sign up now!
What data formats are accepted?
You can upload Comma Delimited (.csv) data files.
What data processing is completed by AppealMaker?
Every mail list is NCOA, CASS and Presorted for highest delivery rates. The cleansed list will be available in you AppealMaker account.
Additional data services, such as merge/purge, de-duping, and deceased suppression suites are available as well, by quote.
What is the supported browser?
Google Chrome is the only supported browser.
What kind of images can I use?
For the highest quality printing, AppealMaker recommends using .jpgs with CMYK color and at 300 dpi.
What types of direct mail packages can I create using AppealMaker?
You can use AppealMaker to create any printed communication for donors or prospects – solicitation letters, postcards, stewardship cards, invitations, newsletters... you name it.
Will my mail piece be personalized to each recipient?
Yes. You can easily insert personalized information for your constituents.
Will my mail piece have the AppealMaker name or logo on it anywhere?
No. The mail pieces will only have your organization's name and logo.