The changing needs of charity retailers means greater emphasis on IT support

The changing needs of charity retailers means greater emphasis on IT support

The needs of charity retailers are evolving and as the lines between the charity and high-street sectors become increasingly blurred, charity retailers are increasingly looking to improve their IT systems in order to survive. A good example of this approach can be seen at hospice and home care charity Sue Ryder, where their store estate Read More

‘Win-win’: Managed Gift Aid solution helps dozens of struggling charities

‘Win-win’: Managed Gift Aid solution helps dozens of struggling charities

While Gift Aid can dramatically increase the level of cash coming into a charity without the need for substantial outlay or additional resources, charities – time and time again – hit a stumbling block when it comes to evaluating the cost of implementation against predicted ROI. We’ve identified this issue and put together a ‘Managed Read More

Might 2016 be the year of the ‘Payment by Results Contract’?

Might 2016 be the year of the ‘Payment by Results Contract’?

We at BMcAzurri predict that larger charities facing a second round of investments may find it increasingly difficult to justify their spending on IT solutions. Generally speaking, charities will find that the majority of benefits will have been taken with the initial investment, and that the second application offers no tangible business advantage (resulting, for Read More

Charities could miss out over Christmas unless Gift Aid procedures refined

Charities could miss out over Christmas unless Gift Aid procedures refined

Many will be looking to clean out and revamp their homes over the Christmas and New Year period, and along with the usual bags of clothes, toys and other commonly donated items, many will want to donate furniture too. Furniture donations – usually more valuable than others – can dramatically improve a charity’s income (especially Read More

Returns up 400% after charity shops receive Gift Aid training

Returns up 400% after charity shops receive Gift Aid training

We’ve discovered that in 2014, the proportion of charities receiving no income from Gift Aid increased eight percentage points to 50%. What with Osbourne’s 2015 Budget announcing an increase in the maximum annual amount which can be claimed through the Gift Aid Small Donations Scheme (GASDS) from £5,000 to £8,000, it seems clear that many Read More