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What Are Aggregated Gift Aid Donations?

You can ‘aggregate’ (add together) donations of £20 or less from assorted donors and present them as a single monetary income item. The total donation on one line cannot be higher than £1,000. (You will need to keep evidence of the individual donations and that they are gift aid applicable).

To claim Gift Aid on aggregated donations, you don’t enter the name and address details of individual donors as this will delay your repayment claim, you can just enter a straightforward description like ‘Wednesday club donors’, the date of the last donation and the total amount raised. This saves valuable time in the data input process without losing any Gift Aid income.

AdvantageNFP Fundraiser users can now combine batches of income, such as donations, that are valid for the claiming of Gift Aid into a single monetary income item, which can subsequently be included in the next Gift Aid online claim.

To read the HMRC rules around Aggregated Gift Aid claims please take a look at the following page on their website, specifically the “Aggregated Claim” section at the end of chapter 6.6: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/charities-detailed-guidance-notes/chapter-6-claims-and-returns

This indicates that only donations up to the value of a maximum threshold (currently £20.00) can be included in an aggregated donation and that you should keep an audit trail linking the aggregated donation input in AdvantageNFP Fundraiser to the paperwork proving that all donors in the aggregated donation provided Gift Aid Declarations and that each donation was no more than the maximum threshold.

The maximum total amount of a single aggregated donation that can be input into AdvantageNFP Fundraiser is set at £1000 per tax year.

This could also be particularly useful now GDPR has come into force, in that some new donors may indicate that they do not wish to be contacted yet provide a Gift Aid declaration. In this instance you could decide to combine that donation with any other such supporter donations in AdvantageNFP Fundraiser and not create such supporters as new parties within the database.

Posted 4 weeks ago

Capital Appeal – What a Capital Idea

Posted by Redbourn Business Systems on Friday, November 9, 2012 Under: Fundraising


What is a Capital Appeal? A Capital Appeal is a campaign to raise a capital sum, often within a given time frame, for a specific project.  Capital appeals are frequently associated with appeals to raise large sums of money to fund the acquisition, construction or renovation of a building or other large project.

A Capital Appeal fund is often required in addition to the regular money raised by supporters every year to help fund the day-to-day running costs & services provided by your charity or not for profit organisation.

So where do you start?  A carefully researched fundraising plan will be required that identifies how you will go about raising funds for the Capital Appeal.  The case must present a convincing reason for a prospect supporter to make a generous gift.  The campaign needs to identify enough prospects, with sufficient means to give at the required amount, to hit the target.

Factually researched Wealth Intelligence matching, available from AdvantageNFP , will help you to identify the liquid asset millionaires “hidden” within your supporter database, who can give or influence a single gift of at least £5,000.  You may have a liquid asset millionaire within your database that already gives a small donation every month, but that has a much greater potential gift capacity.

This is where your Capital Appeal ‘case for support’ must be a well researched and comprehensive document.  The capital appeal may be an excellent opportunity to go back to lapsed supporters with a new, fresh opportunity for support.  A specific project may generate new supporters, re-envision existing supporters and even develop regular giving from ‘one-off’ cash givers.

Once the Capital Appeal business plan has been established; a ‘gift guide’ has been drawn up based on internal research of the organisation’s capacity to raise different types and sizes of gift and an outline of the type of supporters has been identified, you will need some way of recording and monitoring the appeal details.

The AdvantageNFP Fundraiser Capital Appeals module fully integrates with AdvantageNFP  Fundraiser and enhances the functionality already available to support your fundraising, membership, marketing and alumni needs.

An appeal will typically be defined within a time period and overall target amount. This can be broken down into a ‘Table of Gifts’, a number of discrete gift ranges and expected volume of gifts at each range.

Prospect supporters can then be established for each gift range in the Table of Gifts and a series of cultivation tasks distinguished and allocated to fundraisers to move each prospect through the pipeline.

Fundraisers can record the outcome of each cultivation stage and track the progress of each prospect from start to finish.

Reports summarising the progress against the appeal can be produced, along with number of supporters and their status at each stage in the cultivation process.

For more information about Capital Appeals and to see how this relates to your fundraising, membership or CRM database please contact marketing

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