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  • 1.  Obituary Updates

    Posted 6 days ago
    Greetings all,

    We are currently using an outsourced company that scans newspaper obituaries for any variation on our school name and they send us a weekly consolidated electronic list of the obituaries that we subsequently use to update constituent records. We are currently looking for sources that provide similar services to compare pricing.  Is anyone using a service that they would recommend?  I am aware of other companies that will take a batch and send back death dates as a batch service, but we are looking for a company that would send weekly updates that include our school name in the obituaries.

    Thanks for your assistance!



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    Doug Jones
    Associate VP for Advancement Services
    Campbell University

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  • 2.  RE: Obituary Updates

    Posted 6 days ago
    I use daily google alerts at no cost. And then we typically do a bulk service every 2-3 years. Works for us. 


    Tina Gorski-Strong
    Chief Advancement Officer
    Bancroft School





  • 3.  RE: Obituary Updates

    Posted 6 days ago

    We use Obit Registry and receive daily alerts.  We get lots more from this service than if we did when we used daily google alerts.

     

    Colleen

     

    Colleen Hobson

    Associate Vice President Advancement Services

    Utah State University

    Tel: 435-797-1285  Fax: 435-797-1364

     






  • 4.  RE: Obituary Updates

    Posted 5 days ago
    We use this too-very happy with it!

    Best,
    Shannon
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    Shannon Schulz
    Senior Director of Development Operations
    Carleton College ∙ 1 N College St ∙ Northfield, MN 55057
    sschulz@carleton.edu ∙ 507-222-5979






  • 5.  RE: Obituary Updates

    Posted 5 days ago
    Morning Collen,

    Would you please share a link to Obit Registry? I googled and didn't get anything with that specific name.

    We currently use google alerts and search certain areas and newspapers.

    Thanks,
    Therese

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    Therese Morris
    Advancement Data Manager
    St. Paul's School
    Concord, NH United States
    tmorris@sps.edu
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  • 6.  RE: Obituary Updates

    Posted 5 days ago

    The company is now PBI Research Services.  We still refer to it as Obit Registry, so I apologize for the confusion.

     

    Colleen

     

    Colleen Hobson

    Associate Vice President Advancement Services

    Utah State University

    Tel: 435-797-1285  Fax: 435-797-1364

     






  • 7.  RE: Obituary Updates

    Posted 5 days ago
    I use both Google alerts and ObitMessenger, which is a free service through Legacy (https://www.legacy.com/obit-messenger/). We used to have a subscription to Obituary Registry, which is now PBI Research Services, but I would receive alerts from ObitMessenger BEFORE I received anything from PBI. There is also a service that our Strategic Marketing and Communications office uses called Mention (https://mention.com/en/). I hope this info helps!

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    Leslie Miller
    Advancement Services Associate - Records
    Mercersburg Academy
    millerl@mercersburg.edu
    717-328-6331
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