EDDM and Non-Profit

Ring Bell for Service

EDDM (every door direct mail) currently does not allow for non-profit postage rates.

If you are non-profit and want to saturate an area with direct mail, contact a bulk mail service. 

They can help you achieve the same affect as EDDM with non-profit rates.

Have a wonder-filled day,

Donna Flanagin

Flanagin’s Bulk Mail Service (click here)

Random me:  Random acts of kindness make me happy.


Listen Up Non-Profits

Keeping it simple……

I had a non-profit customer today make the decision not to apply for non-profit status at the post office because she said they don’t mail often enough.

My suggestion to her was to apply anyway, it’s FREE.  IF YOU DIRECT MAIL, YOU SHOULD APPLY.

There is only a cost if you want your own permit, if you use a mail service you do not need your own permit.

Authorization number and permit number are two different things.

There is a lot of money to be saved in postage if you can qualify with the USPS as a non-profit organization.

I’m making it easy, link to application (Click Here)

Your authorization number can be used anywhere in the U.S. regardless of where you apply.

You must mail 200 pieces or 50 pounds of bulk mail per mailing.

No, you do not have to mail to only one zip code, you can mix it up any way you want.

You must mail at least once every 2 years to keep your authorization active.

You may not lend your authorization to another organization.

More questions? Contact me.

Have a wonder-filled day,

Donna Flanagin

Random me:  I have a horrible singing voice and that makes me sad.  I would love to be able to sing (beautifully).

Disney Institute – Building Relationships

We all have choices to make

Have you heard the statement, “It’s not my fault, but it is my problem?”  Remembering this statement is one way Disney brings magic to its guests.  The lost balloon or the dropped ice cream cone is certainly not the cast members’ fault, but they often accept it as their problem.  The replacement balloon or ice cream cone is the perfect opportunity to build a relationship and deliver a “little wow”.

The circumstances are different but the idea is the same, for a small bulk mail business in Indiana.

It’s not my fault that our post office Bulk Mail Technician is on vacation for three weeks.

It’s not my fault that his replacement doesn’t know how to submit a non-profit application.

It’s not my fault that I am not allowed to circumvent my local post office and do it myself.

But it is my problem.

This application will save my customer hundreds of dollars.

Can I navigate the red tape in time?

Can I make it seem  effortless?

Can I save my customer hundreds of dollars?

Mission accomplished.

All because I accepted it as my problem.

Have a wonder-filled day,

Donna Flanagin

Random me: Knock on wood, I have never had a broken bone.

The magic and enthusiasm of the Disney Institute workshop is over, now what? This blog is about exactly that,  for a small bulk mail business in Indiana.

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