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Haiti Emergency Appeals

Many of our clients are providing assistance and relief to the people of Haiti following the earthquake on the 12th January. The web is an important direct response channel. The Burma Cyclone Appeal saw 42% of donations come through online*….

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Nominate your favourite Holiday Campaign

Is your organisation running a great holiday campaign? Or do you have a favourite campaign from another charity? Artez are looking for nominees for the 2009 competition. Nominate your own organisation’s holiday campaign, or tell us about a project from…

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UK Payment Council Confirms Closure Of Cheques By 2018

Payments processor, Rapidata Services Plc (Rapidata) is urging charities to start early preparations for the closure of cheques in little over 8 years, following The Payments Council’s announcement yesterday, (16 December 2009), that cheques will be withdrawn as a payment…

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Is your donation page converting visitors to donors?

How does my online donation page look? Wrong question! What you should be worrying about is how it converts! CEO of Artez Interactive, Philip King, shared some tips in last month’s Fundraising Success magazine about how to ensure your donation…

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Give with Confidence!

This week the Fundraising Standards Board (FRSB) announced a campaign to encourage the public to give with confidence this Christmas. The goal of the ‘Give with Confidence’ campaign is to boost flagging donation levels this Christmas.

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Giving Thanks

At every fundraising conference and in countless articles we hear that donors #1 complaint about charities is that they don’t say thank you or it takes them ages to acknowledge a gift. In North America, fundraisers are taught to thank…

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Free Webinar Series

It’s a smorgasbord of free webinars! This month the Client Delight Team at Artez have prepared another series of FREE educational webinars to help you make the most of your holiday campaign period. Join other Artez users from around the…

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Avoid the Postal Strike and Go Online This Christmas

With more postal strikes scheduled in the run up to Christmas it’s more important than ever to make sure your donors can donate easily online! Earlier this month I wrote about creating Christmas themed Donation pages and shared some cheap…

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Forget the postal strikes and use eDirectDebit

The recent postal strikes have caused many Not-for-Profits to worry about the effect that this will have on their Direct mail campaigns. Christmas appeals are about to be sent out but there can be no guarantee that they will arrive…

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“Rapidata provided a timely and professional service, allowing our small team to focus on other fundraising work”

Ashley Flint, head of donor development, Alder Hey Children’s Charity