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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

Ten Advantages of Google Places for Your Organisation

Posted by Redbourn Business Systems on Friday, July 27, 2012 Under: Google

What is Google Places?

Google Places is Google’s way of giving local organisations an upper hand. There are so many benefits to getting listed in Google Places that any charity or not-for-profit organisation who’s not taking advantage of it is really missing a trick!

Should you be using Google Places?

Add your charity or not-for-profit organisation to Google Places and you’ll discover hundreds of advantages for advertising your organisation through this free service.  There are ten significant advantages listed below.

1.       Online advertising like Google Places is the way of the future, and it has already started to replace paper phone directory listings that cost hundreds of pounds per year.

2.       Google Places is free.

3.       Surpass Other More Established Rankings. Search engines are notoriously difficult to get a ranking on. However, with Google Places, you can quickly leap to the top of the listings even with a brand new website. Your organisation will be displayed at the top of local searches for your organisation type.

4.       You can promote events for one day, one week, or one month.

5.       Your website, physical mailing address and your phone number are displayed in your listing, which allows supporters to find you more quickly and to get the information they need.

6.       Mobile phone users can find your organisation’s listing immediately and contact you on the move.

7.       You will receive more traffic and new supporters.

8.       You don’t need a physical building location to get accepted into Google Places.

9.       By using citations and reviews, your Google Places will move up in ranking. With high ranking within eight weeks, rather than eight months or eight years, your free advertising with Google Places will bring you more targeted supporters faster than traditional organic methods.

10.   Finally, and the most important to your fundraising goals, is that because it is so easy for supporters to find your charity or not-for-profit organisation’s listing, you will raise more funds than you did before your organisation was listed in Google Places.

Want to know more about how your organisation can benefit from Google Places then contact us on 01582 794 229 or email us.

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