Artez Interactive

An Overview of Secure Credit Card Donation Processing & PCI Compliance
September 7, 2011

Fundraisers typically don’t give much thought to this part of online donation processing systems until something goes wrong, as it has recently in several high-profile cases involving major for-profit companies. The reality is that online credit card processing is very safe and secure, thanks in large part to the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standards (PCI DSS) created by the PCI Security Standards Council (PCI SSC).

QR Codes for Supporter Engagement ... Do Your Homework!
July 6, 2011

QR (quick response) codes … you have probably seen them and perhaps didn’t even notice. They are those funny, pixilated squares you may have seen on posters, magazines or product packaging. They have been described as looking like a cross between a barcode and a Rorschach test.

Facebook for Fundraisers
February 1, 2011

We're now seeing fundraisers use Facebook exclusively (no e-mail) as the way of reaching out to their friends and families. It's great to see Facebook start to realize its fundraising potential. Even still, it's just the beginning.

Looking Forward to Increased Mobile Giving
December 14, 2010

As you plot your fundraising strategy for 2011, it will become important to give some thought to how and if mobile giving might fit into your overall planning.

The Changing Face of Memorial Donations
November 16, 2010

Memorial donations are not a new, but like most areas of fundraising, memorial donations are benefiting from the Internet and other advances in technology.