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Research report: The changing face of payments

With the growth of contactless and digital payment technology, it’s clear that people are looking for fast, easy and convenient ways to pay, to fit with their busy lives. As part of our commitment to the charity sector, we are…

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Supporting IoF Technology Group

This week, the Rapidata team will be in London supporting the Institute of Fundraising Technology Conference. This year’s IoF Technology conference has four streams of stimulating content to provide charities with inspiration and practical ideas – and beneficial new connections in…

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National Fundraising Awards 2018 finalist!

Earlier this week, we were pleased to hear that we’ve been shortlisted in the Institute of Fundraising, National Fundraising Awards 2018, for the ‘Most Committed Company to the Sector’ award. This category is particularly significant for us. Having worked with…

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Bacs 50th Anniversary Statistics

As Bacs celebrates its 50th Anniversary this month, they share some key statistics processing direct debits and direct credits over half a century! Bacs 50th anniversary statistics Bacs launched in April 1968, known originally as the Inter Bank Computer Bureau Direct…

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Half a century of Bacs Payments!

A household name that launched before man walked on the moon, when mobile communicators only existed on sci-fi shows, and as Apple’s Steve Jobs was just entering his teens, marks its 50th anniversary this month. Bacs Payment Schemes Limited (Bacs), the…

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Preparing for GDPR

Following on from our last GDPR update in January, with the looming May deadline, we wanted to give you more information on how we’re preparing for GDPR. From 25 May, residents in the EU will have greater say over what, how, why,…

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Turning the tide on plastics

Every day, we hear more and more about the impact of plastic in our seas with predictions saying that plastic will outweigh fish in the oceans by 2050. Plastic is so widely used in a variety of goods and packaging…

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What is ARUDD Unpaid Direct Debit – Reason Code 6?

You may know that ARUDD (Automated Return of Unpaid Direct Debit) reports provide information on why any Direct Debits are returned unpaid. An unpaid Direct Debit Reason Code 6 (or  ‘F26′) means  ‘no instruction’. What does this mean? This means there…

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Bacs Error 8th March 2018

Direct Debits returned unpaid in error It has come to our attention that certain Direct Debit unpaid codes for Direct Debits processed on 8th March 2018 have been returned unpaid in error. This error is as a result of an…

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Offering the mobile and facebook apps gave people another fundraising avenue, providing an easier, more immediate way for participants to promote their involvement and raise sponsorship. It also meant Helen & Douglas House was in a position to benefit from those spur of the moment desires to donate that we would otherwise have missed out on.

Poppy Hanbury, Senior Community & Events Fundraiser, Helen & Douglas House

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