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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 12 weeks ago

Lost for fundraising ideas?

Posted by Redbourn Business Systems on Friday, October 19, 2012 Under: Fundraising

Lost for fundraising ideas?

How do you find new supporters and more donations for your charity or not for profit organisation?  Tired of holding the same old fundraising events and activities?  These are questions that most charities and not for profit organisations face at some point.  So hopefully this will help give you inspiration to come up with new ideas.

Hosting something entirely new may appeal to a new audience of supporters.  For instance, putting on an event for children like an assault course and then getting in touch with local football clubs, rugby clubs, athletics clubs, scouts, brownies, drama groups, schools and any other associations that you can think of, to get the children involved.  It could be a sponsored event or just an enrolment fee, but you could have a potential new audience.  Mums and dads, aunts and uncles and grandparents will all want to come along to watch.  You could have stalls selling merchandise, refreshments and even a BBQ (well maybe not at this time of year!) but you get the idea.

Look at your current supporter profile and see what demographics you are missing and think of a way to appeal to this potential audience.  AdvantageNFP Fundraiser can help you profile your database in several ways.  Typically you would assign either Segments or Categories to your supporters.  Both options support multiple allocations per supporter and ensure you can quickly identify supporters based on your chosen classification.   Powerful searches, counts and filters can be run that allow you to, say, search for all your volunteers, or your local corporate sponsors, or national organisations, etc.  The flexible configuration allows you to choose the segmentation model you plan to adopt, to keep that up to date in a straightforward way and to use the model for powerful searching and analysis functions.  To find out more about how to configure Segments or Categories, and when to use each option, please refer to the Advantage Fundraiser Fundamentals User Guide.  To book a consultant to visit you for onsite assistance in configuring your Segmentation model  then please call 01582 794229 and take option 2, or alternatively email marketing@AdvantageNFP.com.

Look out for more details in our next blog about how AdvantageNFP Fundraiser customers can benefit from third party demographic profiling tools, such as MOSAIC and AFD’s Censation Code. 

Do some internal brainstorming with your staff and volunteers, ask your existing supporters what fundraising events they would like to get involved or join forces with another local charity or not for profit organisation to share the overheads of running an event.

If you are still stuck for ideas read the Charity Challenge A-Z of fundraising ideas for some inspiration.

Good luck!

In : Fundraising 


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