The EmailFinder service searches a database complied from publicly available sources to obtain email addresses for constituents.  Some of these sources may include magazine subscriptions, streaming video subscriptions (such as Netflix and Hulu), eNewsletter listings, login cookies, etc.  The email addresses available are only as good as what the owner of the email address makes publicly available.

EmailFinder will match in the following order:
  • An individual match - Full name (First and Last) and address
  • A household match - Last name and address
If no matches were found, we were unable to match the name and address from the Constituent record in The Raiser's Edge with the database we use for EmailFinder.  When a match is found the email address is verified as active to prevent bounce back emails from being returned in the results.

Also note that EmailFinder does not verify, nor does it correct existing email addresses.  For more information, please see Does the EmailFinder service verify existing email addresses?