TAAP's Face-to-Face Fundraising Seminar Reveals Shelter Improvements

By Taap Ltd, PRNE
Thursday, July 8, 2010

BOREHAMWOOD, England, July 9, 2010 - TAAP's recent face-to-face fundraising seminar held in conjunction with
Microsoft, enabled charities, fundraising agencies, and the press to hear
about Shelter's success since they implemented TAAP's data capture and direct
debit software on mobile devices.

Shelter's Face-to-Face Manager presented a candid account of the issues
and adoption methods that the organisation has had to address since they
decided to implement mobile devices with electronic data capture forms for
donor sign-ups. Although replacing paper mandate forms did require a certain
amount of training and getting over the "fear" associated with new ways of
working, ultimately Shelter has managed to achieve a reduction in the number
of days required to process direct debits - from 55 down to 39 (which it
plans to reduce further to 29 days), and has virtually eliminated
non-processible direct debit instructions due to incorrect data (down from 7%
to less than 1%).

The benefits achieved from faster, more accurate and more secure data
processing provided by the TAAP software means that Shelter has improved its
bottom line by approx. GBP100K per annum. Shelter is now using TAAP's mobile
software for its London, Manchester, and Leeds face-to-face and door-to-door
fundraising teams which means the number of users has risen to seventy from
the initial trial of seven devices.

TAAP's Managing Director - Gordon Smillie - commented "We're delighted
that our charity clients are realising the significant benefits of mobile
technology combined with customised software applications."

TAAP provides a range of software applications for both charitable
organisations and fundraising agencies so that direct debit validations can
be made on the street, and postcodes of donors can be input to verify
addresses. This ensures accurate data is captured and is securely processed
into back-office systems or web portals provided by TAAP."

Charity and agency representatives who attended the seminar expressed
genuine interest in using customised software applications on mobile devices
as an alternative to collecting direct debit mandates and donor contact
details on paper, which suggests the industry really is taking mobile working
seriously and sees the benefits of collecting and storing data securely "in
the cloud".

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which allow organisations to mobilise their operations using hand held

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