Month: March 2017

31st March, 2017

WOULD A GIFT AID ‘ALLOWANCE’ ENCOURAGE GIVING?

Research consultancy nfpSynergy has released a paper which looks at how the Gift Aid system can be improved in order to generate more income for charities. It suggests that if people knew that a tax break would automatically be added to their donations, giving would be encouraged.  This would involve assigning an...

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20th March, 2017

CHARITY TAX GROUP CALLS FOR SIMPLER GIFT AID RULES

The Charity Tax Group has backed changes to benefits that charities can give to donors whilst still claiming Gift Aid. Formed in 1982 to make suggestions to the Government regarding charity taxation issues, the Charity Tax Group has since become the sector’s leading voice on the issue. The call for...

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15th March, 2017

THE DIGITAL CHALLENGES THAT CHARITIES FACE

A Charity Today report, published by ACEVO, the Charities Aid Foundation (CAF), the Institute of Fundraising and CharityComms, provides an insight of what charities do, how they operate and how they improve people’s lives. It also looks at how charities in the UK are changing and the digital challenges they face. The Importance of Charities With more than...

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14th March, 2017

HIGH-TECH INNOVATION AT KEECH HOSPICE CARE

Keech Hospice Care has deployed new EPoS technology across its 33 charity stores to boost revenue through maximising Gift Aid contributions. “Gift Aid is a huge revenue stream for us as we raise more than £300,000 each year through its capture,” said Angela Burgess, head of retail at Keech Hospice...

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3rd March, 2017

5 WAYS TO USE SOCIAL MEDIA TO PROMOTE YOUR CHARITY STORE

Last year, we touched on the different ways you can use social media to promote your charity shop. You can read all about it here. In an age where your social media feeds update quicker than you can say “hashtag”, it’s important to stay in touch with your followers. To get...

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