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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.

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Wikipedia Articles

Posted by Redbourn Business Systems on Friday, October 5, 2012 Under: SEO & Fundraising

Subsequent to last week’s blog, ‘Why use Social Media?’, this week we are focusing on Wikipedia Articles.  Should a Charity or Not for Profit Organisation have a Wikipedia Article?

As mentioned last week, building your ‘digital shelf’ in the Search Engine Results Pages (SERPs) and controlling as much premium space will help you gain more supporters and, in turn, funds.  So using Social Media can help you gain this space.  Another ‘digital shelf’ to add to your armour is Wikipedia.

Wikipedia is an exceptional medium for your SERPs and almost always shows up on page one of Google.

Wikipedia is a free online, collaborative encyclopaedia that anyone can contribute to.  However, the site has a policy against allowing people to create entries on themselves, their organisation, or the projects they are involved with, unless they assert the notability or importance of their subject.

The first step is to search Wikipedia to see if there is already an article on your charity or not for profit organisation.  If there are no articles titled with your organisations name it will bring up a list of results.  It is also possible that your organisation does not meet Wikipedia's criteria for Notability. A topic should only have an entry if it has received significant coverage in 'reliable sources' such as publications or mainstream newspapers.

If you satisfy these criteria, you can create an article on your organisation by using Wikipedia's guide.  Do not try to promote your organisation using marketing copy and make sure you write from a neutral point of view, that you have no Conflict of Interest, and that you are able to find references in reliable sources that are independent.  You should declare your Conflict of Interest on your user page and the talk page.

Once you have created an article for your organisation, you can add it to the appropriate Wikipedia category pages. For example, if you are an animal charity, you could add your organisation to a number of category pages, such as Animal Charities based in the United Kingdom and Animal Charities.

If a Wikipedia article for your organisation already exists, see if there is any important information that you can add to the page, or if the content is not factually correct you can edit the page by following Wikipedia's instructions, declaring your conflict of interest and including references.

Here are some examples of charities and not for profit organisations that have a Wikipedia article.


Devon Air Ambulance Trust

London Music Masters




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