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The Countdown Has Begun

The countdown has begun for ‘Rapidata’s Charity Direct Debit Tracking Report 2010: The Full Picture’’!!! Available to download from midday on Tuesday 20th April 2010.

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Charity Direct Debit Tracking Report 2010

*** Reserve your advance copy now *** Our annual Direct Debit Tracking Report is due to be published this month and it’s time to spill the beans! It’s so much more than cancellations rates.

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Artez Interactive, HomeMade Digital and Rapidata Services would like to invite you to a fast-paced, high level afternoon briefing at the gorgeous Tate Modern to challenge and inspire senior executives with byte-sized insight guaranteed to drive effective, real and measurable…

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Change to the Direct Debit Indemnity Claims Process

For many of us, Direct Debit Indemnity claims although small in number present a manual and timely exercise to reconcile and settle. Not least because of the covoluted and tiresome forms that make up the paper trail. We are pleased…

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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little over 8 years, following The Payments Council’s announcement yesterday, (16 December 2009), that cheques will be withdrawn as a payment…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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“We at United Savings and Loans were sceptical about switching to a Direct Debit collection service as we were unsure about costs and how much work was needed to set the service up. Once we signed up with Rapidata we found it an easy transition with minimal man hours required, at a very reasonable cost.”

Sam Wilkes-Holmes, operations manager, United Savings & Loans