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All Aboard Doubles Gift Aid Revenue Thanks to Nisyst

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London-based charity, All Aboard Shops, has doubled the amount of Gift Aid it collects within just two years after switching its EPoS (Electronic Point of Sale) system to CHARiot from Nisyst. The charity has recently collected in excess of…
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When is EPoS training essential?

EPoS training offers many benefits to your business and staff. For instance, if your employees are confident in what they’re doing and in the equipment and software you use, they’ll be more productive. They’ll interact with clients…
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Hospice enjoys fourfold Gift Aid boost thanks to new tech

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North East Wales hospice charity’s Gift Aid revenue has increased fourfold since the management swapped its manual till system to an electronic solution. In order to boost its Gift Aid income, Nightingale House Hospice rolled-out CHARiot…
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Busting Charity Shop Myths

Charity shops are often faced with a number of misconceptions. So, let’s take a look at some of the most common myths and how you can banish them from your shop and shoppers’ minds. Charity Shops Will Accept Any Old Rubbish While the…
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Charities missing out on millions in Gift Aid

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Our work is dedicated to helping charities maximise Gift Aid income so the statistics revealing that charities collectively claimed £1.26 billion in 2015 was welcome news. In addition, 2015 marked a record number of more than 70,000 charities…
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Preparing for a New Season at Your Charity Shop

January is sometimes viewed as a quiet period in retailers’ calendars, but it doesn’t have to be the case. So, how do you move your charity shop forward in the post-holiday season? Sales In a way, January sales have become…
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Using Christmas to Your Advantage in Your Charity Shop

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Christmas is one of the busiest and most profitable times of the year for retailers. It’s important that your charity shop is ready for the coming holidays, so that it can take advantage of everything the season has to offer. After…
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Hospice receives five-figure boost thanks to Gift Aid on Rags

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Hospice to add a five-figure sum to its annual funds thanks to the introduction of Gift Aid collection system for donations that are sold as ‘rag’. St Peter’s Hospice is Bristol's only adult hospice, caring for more than 2,670 patients…
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Keeping up with Gift Aid training

Since Gift Aid was introduced under the Finance Act 1990, HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) has been faced with multi-million losses due to its abuse. Whether through avoidance, fraud or error, the missing revenue came to serve as a catalyst…
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Winter is Coming: Is Your Shop Ready?

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In summer, popping to the shops is an easy affair as shoppers don’t have to contend with the elements when walking down the high street. However, in winter battling through the weather to get to a shop can feel like an arduous task. It’s…
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Volunteering: Not Just For Christmas

With Christmas approaching, more people are freeing up their time to volunteer. However, you may find that despite the festive rise in volunteers, soon those numbers will dwindle once again. Here at Charity Retail Systems we realise that…
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Hospice Doubles Its Gift Aid Revenue Thanks To Nisyst

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Specialist charity EPoS (Electronic Point of Sale) provider, Nisyst, has helped a Surrey-based hospice double its Gift Aid revenue with the introduction of its CHARiot software. Woking & Sam Beare Hospice switched from a manual till system…