Set Up Address Formats
Your organization's mission may extend internationally, attracting constituents from around the globe. As you track constituents and enter their contact information for mailings and other communication, Raiser's Edge NXT provides address formats based on each country. For the most accurate addresses, set up each country in the database view.
Configure your organization's base country, which serves as the default when you add addresses in the web view. To configure your organization's base country, select it in the Country field from General in Configuration.
Assign each country its correct International Organization for Standardization (ISO) code. The web view uses the ISO code to identify the country when you add or edit an address. To assign an ISO code to a country, select it from International in Configuration, and choose its code in the ISO Name field.
When you add or edit an address in the web view, the country determines how to build the address block, such as whether to use ZIP Codes or postal codes, or states or provinces. You can base any country's standard address fields on one of these five:
To ensure these countries are configured with the applicable address fields, select it from International in Configuration in the database view, and choose the same country in the Display available fields for this field.
Tip: If you have countries in the database view formatted incorrectly, create new ones with the correct address formats. For example, if you previously formatted Mexico incorrectly, change its name to Mexico_Old, and recreate Mexico with the recommended format.
For the ten other most commonly used countries, we recommend the following address formats.
Tip: Unsure how to format a country's address? Format its address lines as United Kingdom. United Kingdom provides the most flexibility in its address lines, and can accommodate addresses for most countries.
For recommended address formats for other countries, see Suggested Address Formats by Country.