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Add functionality to be able to search for constituents within a specified radius of a zip code.

We currently use this functionality on every email sent from Blackbaud Sphere and would like to be able to use it in Luminate. It doesn't make sense for me to send emails relating to support groups or events to people who do not live in the vicinity of the event. Doing so generates most unsubscribes because of getting messages that don't relate to them. 

We also use this functionality when searching for constituents who do not have an email address but live within a certain radius of event location. Obviously, we don't want to incur expense of direct mailing constituents who do not live in vicinity of event. 

An option I was given by Customer Support was to run queries of all of the zip codes in that area. if I had to determine all of the individual zip codes and then add all of those individually to a zip code query in Luminate, that would be an extremely time-consuming effort. For example, I just used a zip code tool to search for zip codes within a 50-mile radius (options are limited) and it came up with 100 (results are limited to 100). 

  • Debbie Campbell
  • Mar 14 2016
  • Shipped
Area of the Product Database
Org/Company Name Lupus Foundation of America, Indiana Chapter
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  • Debbie Campbell commented
    11 Jan, 2018 08:07pm

    Can you please tell me when this functionality will be available for our use?

    Debbie Campbell, PMP
    Patient Programs and Volunteer Coordinator
    Lupus Foundation of America, Indiana Chapter
    9302 N. Meridian St., Suite 203
    Indianapolis, IN 46260
    317.663.1003 FAX

    The Lupus Foundation of America, Indiana Chapter is part of a national force devoted to solving the cruel mystery of lupus while providing caring support to those who suffer from its brutal impact. For more information, visit www.lupusindiana.org or call 800.948.8806.

  • Ken Cantu commented
    9 Jun, 2017 06:37pm

    We are pleased to announce that this feature has been fully rolled out to all clients and is available for use in LO Beta!

  • Ken Cantu commented
    9 Mar, 2017 11:04pm

    Hi folks, this feature is planned to start rolling out in the next month. Look for it in Luminate Beta soon. Oh and yes, it will have Canadian geolocations too!

  • Christine Ware commented
    8 Nov, 2016 09:50pm

    I am switching from Sphere to LO and this is KILLING me. We do a lot of programs in a lot of places and use the zip code radius pull in query all. the. time.

  • Guest commented
    16 Jun, 2016 12:49pm

    And postal codes for us Canadians please!

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