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Thought for the year

Thought for the year

While charities work at meeting the deadlines of the various key dates relevant to the Y2K issue, there is one other related activity that needs planning.

While charities work at meeting the deadlines of the various key dates relevant to the Y2K issue, there is one other related activity that needs planning. How many of your paper donation forms and other fundraising publications contain a standard date field that starts with “19”, with a blank for the remaining two years? Almost all of them, no doubt. Now is the time to start planning to replace all such documents in time for 1st January next year. On some documents it might not matter, but on tax-efficient giving forms such as a Deed of Covenant, the excuse of “using up old stationery” might invalidate the donation.

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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.

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