Bar coding and scanning – not simply for consumer goods

Barcode scanningBar coding and scanning is not simply for consumer goods. Best practice charities in the not-for-profit sector use bar coding and scanning to process donations and for other tasks including:

  • Creating new supporter records.
  • Marking records as deceased.
  • Marking records return to sender (RTS).
  • Processing supporter survey results.

Bush Heritage Australia sent an appeal to me last week. The response device features a bar code for ease in processing.Bush Heritage

Bar codes save time and also reduce error ratios. Is your not-for-profit organisation using bar codes to create efficiencies in your organisation? Any supporter relationship management (SRM) system worth your investment ought to have facilities to produce and accept bar codes.