The Institute of Fundraising is reminding charities that 2006 is the first year in which they will be affected by the time limits for making Gift Aid tax claims.Currently charities can claim tax back on any donation from 6 April 2000 onwards made by a UK taxpayer who has completed a Gift Aid declaration. Time limits for these retrospective claims come into play this year. Charities that are registered companies must make a Gift Aid tax claim within six years from the end of the accounting period to which the claim relates. Advertisement AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 18 January 2006 | News Time limits for Gift Aid claims begin in 2006 15 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. The Institute gives an example: “if a charity which is a company for tax purposes, wishes to claim for Gift Aid donations made during its financial year ended 31 December 2000, it must do so by 31 December 2006 at the latest.”Charities which are classified as trusts for tax purposes must make any claim within five years of 31 January in the year following the end of the tax year to which the claim relates.Again, the Institute offers an example: “for Gift Aid donations made during the year ended 5 April 2001, a charity which is a trust for tax purposes has until 31 January 2007 at the latest to make a claim.”In other words, any charity that has outstanding Gift Aid tax claims for donations made in the fiscal year ended 2000/01 should make those claims promptly.In addition, given these time limits, charities might need to consider the wording on their Gift Aid declaration forms, many of which refer to the ability to reclaim tax back to 2000.Megan Pacey, Director of Policy & Campaigns, at the Institute of Fundraising, said: “This is the first time that Gift Aid time limits will impact UK charities and we are urging all fundraisers to ensure that they don’t miss the boat. It is important that any charity with outdated Gift Aid tax claims actions them within the specified time limits to ensure that the charity benefits from the generosity of the Exchequer.”Of course, this change offers a useful opportunity to get back in touch with supporters who have not yet signed up to Gift Aid.The Institute has published a free information sheet “Did you Know Time Limits for Making Gift Aid Claims” which can be downloaded from its website.
The Digital Donor Review is available for free download.www.digitaldonorreview.com The least popular reason for visiting a charity’s website was to look for job vacancies. The digital donors surveyed were also not inspired by print or TV adverts, claiming these to be amongst the least inspiring communication channels. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis15 Give as you Live founder and CEO Polly Gowers, OBE, said: “It’s clear that in our multichannel world one of the many challenges any organisation faces is where to focus their resources. Our aim with our on-going research is to help charities by highlighting the best channels to communicate to their growing number of digital donors.” Six types of digital donorsLevels of interaction with charities using social media is high: 50% of respondents follow their favourite charities on Facebook and 20% follow them on Twitter.Give as you Live used the data with ACORN profiling to produce six distinct digital donor profiles, giving each of them a name. Their report then looks at how these different types of donors interact and give to charities using social media, which are more likely to use particular tools like smartphones, and which shop online more than others.The six types are: · Family man Clive: 8% of respondents – Occasionally uses text and online sponsorship sites· Wealthy professional Jacqueline: 15% of respondents – Regularly sponsors via online giving sites· Affluent oldie Margaret: 13% of respondents – Donates most via Direct Debit· Comfortable families Marie: 31% of respondents – Heavy online shopper, uses Give as you Live· Single young starter Neil: 18% of respondents – Most likely to give via text· Squeezed families Rachel: 8% of respondents – Very engaged on FacebookCharities that participated in the research will receive a breakdown of how their supporter base maps onto each donor profile, to help them understand their supporters’ digital behaviour and preferences. What digital donors do 30% of charity supporters inspired by social media to give, says Give as you Live 113 total views, 2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis15 A friend or family member asking for sponsorship online is by far the most popular reason for giving reported by the respondents. Howard Lake | 8 March 2013 | News Tagged with: Digital Everyclick Research / statistics Across the ten types of charities listed, health and medical charities are the most likely to supported by the digital donors surveyed. Celebrity appeals did not inspire many to give: only 4% of all of digital donors who responded said that celebrity association was the reason they gave. A survey of nearly 8,000 UK charity donors confirms that Facebook and Twitter conversations do generate charity donations. Give as you Live’s Donor Survey found that 30% of UK charity supporters say that social media campaigns have inspired them to give.Give as you Live is the online platform which generates income for charities when their supporters shop online. The funds come from the retailers’ marketing budget, at no extra cost to the shopper. Digital Giving ReviewThe Donor Survey is part of Give as you Live’s Digital Giving Review and follows its Charity Review 2012, which looked at how over 500 charities were using digital media to fundraise. Advertisement Children’s charities are the second mostly likely type of charity to be supported. Across all of our donors the main reason for visiting a charity’s website was for information. On average, 22% of the times the digital donors visited a charity’s website it was to make a donation, the second most popular reason for visiting. About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.