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PDS DioEdge

Focus your efforts on fundraising, stewardship, and communication—not tracking down data. Keeping accurate and up-to-date contact information is a challenge facing any diocesan office. Parishes constantly evolve as members come and go. Attempts at effective communication using old or incomplete databases result in needless time spent and money wasted. DioEdge helps you update information in Raiser's Edge NXT from contact information originating at parishes.

Create synergy between the diocese and parishes.

DioEdge™ allows your diocese to discover new families sooner and take advantage of the constant stream of changes originating in the churches. This product is a companion for Blackbaud’s Raiser’s Edge NXT™ and works along with PDS DioOffice™ to provide the capability of automating additions, changes and deletions of name and address information from parishes using PDS Church Office™, ACS People, and Realm into Raiser’s Edge NXT, and for Dioceses to send changes for review to parishes. This tool gives you the potential to increase mailing effectiveness and reduce the number of pieces of returned mail saving you time, money, and resources.

  • Synchronize Databases
  • Create Synergy
  • Automate Updates
  • Increase Mailing Effectiveness

Customizable to Fit Your Unique Needs

  • Style transformation tables and address definition options provide translation formats for names and addresses.
  • You may define prefix and suffix styles for transformation for more control over Raiser’s Edge NXT database format. For example, change every instance of Mister in the name to the prefix Mr.
  • Select address types, mailing names, and formal and informal salutations to properly translate addresses between PDS Church Office and Raiser’s Edge NXT.
  • Select phone types and choose to upload phone numbers.

Upload Phone Numbers & Email

  • DioEdge includes an option to upload these phone numbers into the constituent record.
  • Phone numbers will be added in the priority order as listed in PDS Church Office to the extent allowed by Raiser’s Edge NXT.

Synchronize Databases with Parishes

  • Head of family and spouse name, address, e-mail, and phone number information is synchronized with Raiser’s Edge NXT.
  • When a new church is synchronized to an existing constituent, new addresses are created for that church only. Existing addresses are not modified in any way.
  • Duplicates are matched based on the criteria setup in Raiser’s Edge NXT. DioEdge presents possible matches and duplicates for review prior to updating data.

Manage Changes

  • Changes to data are presented in review windows prior to any upload or download of information. You always have a choice to accept, ignore, or reject the changed data.
  • There is a feature to let you enter follow-up remarks with the constituent record in DioEdge. The follow-up remarks are kept within the constituent record as a reminder for any action that you would like to perform on the data. Data in the process of synchronization cannot be acted upon until it is resident in the database.
  • Families who are no longer connected to a church can be managed as inactive.

Merge Constituent Records

Use this function after you have merged constituent records in The Raiser’s Edge. This allows the merged record to maintain its synchronization with PDS Church Office and other programs using the DioOffice Server™.

Part of PDS Development and Communications Solution™

DioEdge is part of the PDS Development and Communications Solution. This enables dioceses to synchronize family information with parishes and schools so you can focus on fundraising, stewardship, and communication efforts.