What is Deceased Suppression?

Deceased suppression services identify deceased individuals on your file and allow you to flag them in a data base or remove them from a mailing list to avoid unwanted communication or damage to your brand.

It's important to suppress these matches from your data so you can achieve three crucial goals.

Share condolences with a surviving family member

While you want to avoid insensitive communication to a surviving family member, you may want to share your condolences with them.

Your organization has donors, alumni or members that were committed and engaged over the years. Sharing your condolences and highlighting some of the programs or initiatives they helped support not only honors their dedication to your organization, but may result in continued support from a family member

Eliminate embarrassing communication

Eliminate embarrassing communication with your constituents and donors with deceased suppression processing.

An example of this is when a family member has passed and you want to give the individual on your mailing list time to bereave their lost one.

TrueDeceased allows you to determine if there are recently deceased members of a household on your file before you perform any outreach.  Process  your file for free and review a complimentary report with no obligation to purchase.

Reduce Costs

Saving money is not the primary concern when using deceased suppression processing, but it is a factor even if you are not using direct mail.

Regardless of the channel, avoiding insensitive communication with your donors and constituents is worth the cost. Respectful communication can even open up future stewardship opportunities.

Sample complimentary deceased data report

TrueDeceased provides the same exact service as any other provider at a fraction of the cost.

What you'll receive for $50:

  • Identify and suppress records using donor name (including nick names), current or historical addresses, emails, and/or phone numbers
  • Match confidence details including: household, individual, and address changes
  • Missing, duplicate, and invalid data analysis
  • Automated weekly updates included for 6 months after initial file purchase
  • Individual record lookups and real-time screens at the same low rate as bulk processing

Give us a try...

Upload, Paste, or Drag & Drop your data file today for deceased suppression services and receive your complimentary TrueDeceased Report - no credit card required.

For fully automated hands-off data updates try TrueGivers' CRM Data Hygiene and Enhancement Services.