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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:

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 12 weeks ago

Fundraising through gaming

Posted by Redbourn Business Systems on Monday, January 30, 2012 Under: Fundraising & Gaming
A post from our Marketing Manager.

It was a good few months ago when I came across a really good blog post on fundraising via gaming from Caroline Howes on Spring Giving. I was aware already of War Child, an AdvantageNFP customer, and their ads on Football Manager a couple of years ago, as a football gaming fanatic (and through Redbourn Business Systems’ presentation on CHASE a few years ago) however I did not fully grasp that gaming could help fundraising substantially and the huge potential lying within online games. According to the post Call of Duty raised 250,000$ over one weekend for War Child!

Later, I saw Help The Hospices taking this one step further by offering a Santa game (Super Mario like) on their Facebook page, promoting the Santa Fun Run in December 2011, so in other words marketing their fundraising event through gaming. At approximately the same period came out Bird Life International and the incredible Angry Birds to support BirdLife International’s fundraising efforts and I can honestly say I now know much more about birds after visiting this page. I started to think this is no coincidence...there is some sort of “gaming conspiracy” here!

Lastly, I came across another AdvantageNFP customer’s (Handicap International), game Deminer via their Twitter and after talking to Tom from the charity I was very impressed to find out that the game has been out since 2003! He also told me that back then “Analytics” were not as accessible as today to monitor their game’s influence however he admitted that Deminer raised substantial awareness about landmines and cluster bombs, so no just fundraising.

It is ever so clear now that the possibilities for fundraising and market awareness for charities through gaming are endless. What I would like to see though is the ultimate application of gaming for charities with a similar idea to RPG games such as World of Warcraft and Second Life...let’s wait and see then!

PS. If you’ve got some spare time do make good use of it and play these games – I can guarantee you there will be fun and lots of learning too.

This post was initially published on UK Fundraising on 16th December 2011.

In : Fundraising & Gaming 

Tags: fundraising  advantagenfp  redbourn business systems  gaming 
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