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Maximising Gift Aid for your charity

How to ensure you are not missing out on the millions of pounds going unclaimed in Gift Aid

Virgin Money Giving | 3 mins read

Marathon magic runs in our family

More Virgin Money London Marathon runners fundraise with us than any other platform. We offer an experience you can’t get anywhere else.

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A video on videos: how to tell your charity’s story and make an impact

We decided that it was time to stop simply sharing videos and instead, talk to an expert.

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Make the most of the Virgin Money London Marathon

Charlotte Ulett, events fundraising officer at Whizz-Kidz, talks us through what they've learned about making the most of the biggest fundraising event in the world.

Charlotte Ulett | 4 mins read

How to register your charity with Virgin Money Giving

Everything you need to get your charity account up and running

Virgin Money Giving | 2 mins read

How our charity created a £1m fundraising event

Tips on creating and growing a successful event

Virgin Money Giving | 5 mins read

The secrets to long-term corporate relationships

10 top ways charities and companies can succeed at fundraising together

Virgin Money Giving | 3 mins read

How to get media coverage for your charity

The insider’s guide to spreading your fundraising message

Virgin Money Giving | 3 mins read

How charities can get cut-through on Twitter

Top fundraising ideas on what to do (and not do)

Marcus Webb | 2 mins read

Raising funds to power the Dementia Revolution

Virgin Money colleagues share their fundraising activities

Virgin Money Giving | 1 mins read

How to start and grow a charity

Top 5 tips for success from the CEO of a £1 million charity

Virgin Money Giving | 6 mins read

How to design a long-lasting fundraising campaign

6 steps to ensuring your event remains relevant

Virgin Money Giving | 5 mins read

How to hold a successful charity event

9 top tips to help your fundraising flourish

Virgin Money Giving | 6 mins read

How charities can create a thriving corporate partnership

5 steps to building new supporters and fundraisers

Virgin Money Giving | 3 mins read

How to help your charity stand out

Be inspired by the Celebration Garden of forget-me-nots

Virgin Money Giving | 2 mins read

How to engage charity supporters

Raise more money by taking people on the journey with you

Virgin Money Giving | 2 mins read

How to plan a brilliant charity event

10 key things to consider when planning your fundraiser

Virgin Money Giving | 3 mins read

What motivates people to give to charity

Achieve your charity’s fundraising targets with this insider info

Virgin Money Giving | 3 mins read

Why we recommend Virgin Money Giving to other charities

Charity Cardiac Risk in the Young give their testimonial

Virgin Money Giving | 2 mins read

How charities can succeed at fundraising online

6 great ways to help you to win on the web

Virgin Money Giving | 4 mins read

Top campaign tips for charities

Great suggestions to boost your fundraising

Virgin Money Giving | 4 mins read

How to keep your charity safe from cyber crime

Assess your risks and protect your charity

Virgin Money Giving | 4 mins read

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Got a question?

Here are some of the more commonly asked questions about fundraising with Virgin Money Giving.

There are two ways you can find out information about your fundraisers and donors.

To get exact numbers you can run a report whenever you like - for example find out how much money has been raised by new fundraisers in the last month.

Or set up email alerts and we'll automatically email you every time someone new decides to support your charity or you receive a donation over a certain amount.

Charities need to have at least one bank account registered with us so we can process donations, but you can add as many extra bank accounts as you like.

You can choose to have different accounts for different fundraising events or one account for everything – it’s completely up to you.

Charities receive their donated funds once a month (less our fees).

We also reclaim Gift Aid from HMRC and pass it on, in full, once a month.

You can run reports whenever you like to get the information your charity needs. We offer 3 types of reporting available as Excel, Word, CSV, Flash or PDF files:

  • Standard reports
    These are set up and ready to use - most charities will find standard reports cover everything they need to know.
  • Flexible reports
    Adjust the format of our standard reports, and set your own reporting codes so it’s easy to match data to your charity’s system.
  • Custom reports
    Set up your own reports from scratch for complete customisation.

Yes – whenever someone makes a donation or sponsors a friend we’ll ask if they’re eligible for Gift Aid.

If they are and agree to claim Gift Aid, we’ll reclaim the Gift Aid from HMRC and it will be passed on to the charity in full.

Gift Aid is the simple way to increase the size of your donation, and because it’s reclaimed from the Government it won’t cost you any extra.

Find out more about Gift Aid here.

See a breakdown of our charity fees.

Remember, because Virgin Money Giving is not-for-profit, the fees we charge will only ever go towards running Virgin Money Giving and making it better for our customers. Also, these fees only apply to charities – our website is completely free for fundraisers and donors to use.

Not registered with Virgin Money Giving yet?

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Grow your fundraising income on our super fast, safe and reliable fundraising platform with powerful online tools, low fees and the unrivalled service of our Virgin team behind you.

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