Job #1: Protect Your Donors' Data
QUALITY . VALUE . INNOVATION . SECURITY
The design features of LifeGuard envelopes make all the difference in providing a more secure way for donors to give to your ministry. LifeGuard envelopes are your best value choice, your best security choice, your best innovation choice, and your best quality choice. And since LifeGuard envelopes are affordably priced, now is the time to make the switch to a better security solution.
7 Reasons LifeGuard Envelopes Are Better
Protect Your Donors. The problem of identity theft is too big to ignore, and protecting donors’ confidential information is simply not optional. Let us help you proactively respond to this epidemic now.
Remove Giving Barriers. LifeGuard envelopes remove the “fear-factor” that may cause a donor to question the wisdom of giving in an unsecure envelope.
Communicate to your donors that you value them. Taking pro-active measures says that you are thinking about your donorsand taking steps to prottect them from harm. It also sets your organization apart from others that are actively soliciting their donations.
Increase Giving. Our envelopes were designed with more than just security in mind. Get more donations with a better “ask” than traditional envelopes.
Help protect the reputation of your organization. The last thing you need is to lose a valuable donorand your organization’s reputation--because you didn’t take simple steps to protect their confidential information.
Choose the size and style that best fits your unique needs.
Choose from a variety of sizes and styles available, including: 6-3/4 remit envelope . 6-3/4 regular envelope . #9 remit envelope . #9 regular envelope
Value priced. With great pricing and superior design, LifeGuard envelopes are the best value on the market. Call us for a free quote.
Take the 2-Step Security Test!
Does your envelope pass the test for protecting your donors personal and financial information?
To determine whether your envelopes are safe and if LifeGuard!" envelopes are a smart choice
for you, take these two simple tests and decide for yourself!"
The Pucker Test
Hold a remit envelope on the top and bottom edges and push slightly toward the middle. Does your envelope open to expose important client information?
The Bulb Test
Hold your envelope up to a 60-watt light bulb. Can you read important information through the envelope?
If your envelope failed either of these tests, LifeGuard!" envelopes are your solution to provide the most basic care for donors protecting the personal and confidential data they entrust to you when they give.
Do you send a proof for my envelope?
Yes. We'll send you a pdf proof of your artwork prior to printing whether we design your art or you submit artwork. You'll either give approval as is, submit changes, or hold your order. If there are any changes, we will create a new proof and hold on production until we have received your approval to print.Top
How long does the proofing process take?
This depends on how many changes and rounds of changes are required. Our standard on most jobs is to provide a proof for corrections within 4 business hours. In other words, if you provide corrections by noon, our goal is to have a proof to you by 5:00 MST. If you provide corrections by 5:00 MST, our goal is to have a proof to you by noon. Large projects may require additional time. Two rounds of proofing are included at no additional charge, however, additional changes after your second proofing round are billed at standard graphic services rates.Top
How are my envelopes shipped?
It depends on a number of factors including your total quantity and receipt deadlines. We have discounted shipping rates with Fed-X as well as trucking companies if your order is large enough. We'll provide a shipping quote prior to your order being approved.Top
Can you print on both sides of standard regular envelopes?
Yes. Printing on both sides of a regular envelope is available for an additional charge. LifeGuard!" envelopes include printing on all panels.Top
How long does it typically take to receive my order?
Orders for regular envelopes are typically printed within 5 days after approval, plus please allow for 1-5 days shipping. If your order has an important deadline, please request a deliver-by date at time of placing order. Rush orders may incur a rush charge as determined when order is placed.Top
Do you accept artwork with bleeds?
We do accept full color bleeds on 4-color envelopes. While most of our 1 and 2-color printing does not include printing with bleeds, we can run 1 and 2-color artwork that bleeds at an additional cost. Bleed must be requested at time of quote. Please be sure to refer to our art specifications.Top
Download this executive summary for your organization’s leadership to help them understand the need for switching over to LifeGuard envelopes. To help the decision-making process, get a free quote. LifeGuard envelopes are the best value on the market.
- Your donors are one of your organization’s most valuable assets.
- Identity Theft is the #1 crime in America.
- You have an obligation to take reasonable steps to protect your donors’ personal and financial information.
- Most remit envelopes expose important donor information.
- For about the same price as you are paying now, LifeGuard envelopes are your best envelope security solution.
Your donors are one of your organization’s most valuable assets.
Donors are the lifeblood of every nonprofit organization. In any economic environment, it is always more cost-effective to retain existing donors than acquire new ones. In tough economic climates, it is difficult to find new donors. Protecting the trust they place in your organizationand letting them know you are protecting and care about themis a part any good retention strategy.
Fact is, identity theft and fraud are too big of problems to ignore when it comes to protecting your donors’ financial and personal information…
Identity Theft is the #1 crime in America.
Identity theft and credit card fraud are running rampant in our society. They are at an all-time high and expected to continue growing.
Identity Theft STATISTICS
- Identity theft is the #1 crime in America
- ID Theft grew by 22% in 2008
- Identity theft is the fastest growing crime in America
- ID Theft affects 1 in 23 adults in the U.S.
You have an obligation to take reasonable steps to protect your donors’ personal and financial information. One of the most basic obligations you have to your donors is to protect the personal information they entrust to you. Because donor/nonprofit relationships are built on trust, it’s important for nonprofits to preserve donor trust by doing everything reasonable to protect that information. This is especially true given the epidemic of identity theft and fraud in America today. Not only is it an obligation you accept when you accept gifts from donors, it is also an opportunity to proactively let donors know your organization is trustworthy and cares about them. LifeGuard envelopes are a reasonable and affordable solution to protect your donors.
Most remit envelopes expose important donor information.
Unfortunately, most remit envelopes being used today openly and easily expose critical donor data. Simply pucker the top and bottom of a standard remit envelope, and credit card information is exposed to the naked eye. Hold up most return envelopes to a 60-watt light bulb and all information is easily exposed. If your envelope does not pass these simple tests, your envelopes do not adequately protect your donors’ information.
For about the same price as you are paying now, LifeGuard envelopes are your best envelope security solution. The great news is LifeGuard envelopes are very affordable. Our prices are typically very competitive with what most nonprofits are paying for regular return and remit envelopes that do not have the patented security and design features of LifeGuard envelopes.
“I received your envelope....I really love it! I did the light test...nope...cannot see a thing through your security envelopes. Funny I just received in the mail today a notice from our attorney's office cautioning us regarding fraud. Interesting...you are right on again!”
Let donors know that you are taking proactive steps to protect them and the information they entrust to you.
Use this blurb as is, or modify it to let donors know that you are taking proactive steps to protect them from identity theft. You may also want to include additional information about how their credit card or EFT transactions are protected.
Protecting Donor information is our #1 priority. We value your support and are proactively taking steps to protect your information every time you give. In this issue, you’ll notice a new security envelope designed to protect your information. Thank you for your support!