Charities to gain free use of Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research’s online Gift Aid technology

Allowing charities free use of its technology

Allowing charities free use of its technology

Charities will be given free use of Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research’s technology, which will ensure charities donor database’s are prepared for HMRC’s new online Gift Aid filing system which is due to start on April 22nd. The blood cancer charity created an extension to the open-source software, CiviCRM, for around GBP1,500 and has claimed it is the first fundraising software ready for online Gift Aid.

Concerns had been raised about the new online system about the time and money charities would have to spend on updating their databases. CiviCRM allows a database to be intergrated with Charities Online, sending claims automatically to HMRC.

Head of digital and customer relationship management (CRM) at Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research, Thomas Muirhead, said: “We are expecting to easily recoup those costs in terms of efficiency. Anything that makes claiming Gift Aid more accurate and easier is of great value to an organisation like ours. What this also shows is the value and speed with which open-source software can react. If you use open-source software such as CiviCRM, the plug-in is available for anyone to use before HMRC even launches the new system.”

 

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