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02.10.20

Coronavirus Quarantine Impact on Global Supply Chain

NPOs that source and import items from overseas should be aware that the coronavirus quarantines are significantly impacting the global supply chain in ways such as: Factories are being temporarily closed and those operating have limited staff. Couple this with the fact that we are in the middle of Chinese New Year where we typically…

01.31.20

Introducing Production 101!

Welcome to Production 101! We are excited to share this 12-month blog series that will provide insights and education about all things Production!  Our experts are excited to share their knowledge and guide you through a wide array of topics that will give you a total overview of the complex production process.  We will dive…

01.27.20

An Uncertain Future for .ORG

A private equity firm, Ethos Capital, could soon manage the internet’s top domain name extension for nonprofits after acquiring the nonprofit organization, Public Interest Registry (PIR), that runs it. The Internet Society maintains that the change in ownership won’t affect the philosophy with which the domain has been operated since the inception of the .org…

01.14.20

Leveraging Direct Mail Personalization Techniques For Your Program

The Association of National Advertisers announced “personalization” as the 2019 marketing word of the year.  In this age of continuous connection, donors are being subconsciously groomed by the “Amazon Effect” to expect 24-7, seamless,  predictive interactions with companies and nonprofits alike. Having a thoughtful, well-mapped out donor journey that includes personalization has quickly become a…

01.10.20

PRC Issues New Proposal in the Ten Year Rate Review

The Postal Regulatory Commission (PRC) recently issued a new proposal as a part of their Ten Year Rate Review. We have kept our finger on the pulse of this important developing story since the initial release of their recommendations. These changes will impact the budgets of NPOs across the United States, so we all need…

01.05.20

2020 USPS Promotions Are Back!

Exciting news! The United States Postal Service (USPS) will continue its special offers and incentives program for nonprofit mailers in 2020. These promotions are a terrific way to experiment, save money and perhaps drive higher response rates for your mail program. Drumroll, please… Below are the USPS Promotions for 2020! Tactile, Sensory and Interactive Mailpiece…

12.10.19

Spotlight On: Andrea Bentley

Andrea Bentley, our Director of Supplier Relations, has been serving the PS team, our supplier partners and our clients since 2007. Andrea leads fearlessly in all areas of her work, but it’s during this busy production season that she truly shines and deserves so much praise and recognition!   Andrea is a pacesetter and leader. This…

12.05.19

2020 Postage Rate Change Highlights!

The USPS announced rate adjustments on October 9th that will go into effect on Sunday, January 26, 2020. These rates were approved last week by the Postal Regulatory Commission (PRC). Proposals for Market Dominant Products are changing which impacts USPS Marketing Mail (a high percentage of Nonprofit mail is in this category), Periodicals along with…

11.22.19

Build Good Habits and Break Bad Ones

Everyone has bad habits they’d like to change, good habits they’d like to improve upon and aspirations to adopt habits that will positively impact their lives. It can be daunting to know where to begin and challenging to have the motivation to put them into practice! Carolyn Angelini, the Director of Resource and Supplier Relations…

10.31.19

Why Do People Want to Give?

Recently, Production Solutions’ Senior Manager of Strategic Development, Michelle Johnston, attended the inaugural DonorVoice Behavioral Science Symposium in which fundraising practitioners gathered to deepen their knowledge base on the realities that charities face in terms of understanding the driving behavior of their donor base. Through all of the research, data and analysis, a very simple…