Attention: Alumni and Development Staff that Use Direct Mail – Postage Rates are About to Go Up!

Posted on March 8, 2011 by


The United States Postal Service will be increasing postal rates, including nonprofit postal rates, on April 17, 2011.  So what does this increase mean for your Alumni and Development office?

Well, let’s look at it this way: If you normally send out 10,000 direct mail pieces a month at standard postage rates, the postage could go from $1,500.00 to $1,575.00. That is an increase of $900.00 a year.  And if you’re like most colleges, you are on a STRICT budget!  And that is a HUGE problem!

So what can you do to compensate for extra costs?

Here are some options for you to consider…