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  • 1.  Address appends

    Posted 18 days ago

    Good afternoon and happy Friday,


    I have a question regarding address appends, especially those that specialize in constituent records that are lost or who have not had an update to their address in years.  I am curious as to how your institutions validates that information; in the spring we did an append and received over 10,000 new addresses but over time have found that a lot of the information was not valid; some were deceased for years, some never lived at the address provided and some were just the wrong person. 


    If you have done this type of append I would love to pick your brain on your process!


    Thank you,




    Amanda L. Haney

    Director of Gift & Data Management

    Gift & Data Management



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  • 2.  RE: Address appends

    Posted 18 days ago

    We have done appends through DatabaseUSA for years and have gotten great data for such a great price. A lot of our data gets confirmed through our annual giving phoneathon. We get confirmations when information needs to be inactivated or updated. I find that for most of the phone numbers and addresses it is pretty spot on. I don't see many inactivation's happening. The databaseUSA data has a comment attached to it from where it came from so that when I come across it I see how accurate the append was.


    Nancy M. Ramirez

    Prospect Researcher and Biographical Data Analyst

    University of La Verne

    University Advancement





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