Appeal packages in Raiser's Edge offer the ability to track historic and statistical information for different facets of a single appeal. Packages more precisely analyze the effectiveness of appeals. 

For example, Year End Appeals may consist of several different mailings. One may feature a simple letter of appeal, while the other may feature the letter plus a color brochure. By making each mailing a separate package, you can analyze the effectiveness of each of them individually rather than as a single mailing to determine if the color brochure is worth the additional expense.

To add a new package:
  1. In Records, click Appeals
  2. Open the appropriate appeal
  3. Select the Packages tab
  4. Click New Package
  5. Enter the information for the package
  6. Save and close the package
  7. Save and close the appeal  

To copy an existing package from one appeal to another:
  1. In Records, click Appeals
  2. Open the appropriate appeal
  3. Select the Packages tab
  4. Click Copy From
  5. On the Open screen, search for and select the appeal with the existing package
  6. On the Packages for [Appeal Name] screen, mark the Add? checkbox in the row for the appropriate package
  7. Click OK
  8. Save and close the appeal

    Note: If the package already exists, it will not be added twice.