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Farewell to CAF Gift Vouchers

Farewell to CAF Gift Vouchers

(CAF) is to phase out their CAF Gift Vouchers. These were introduced over ten years ago to enable people to make charitable donations as gifts for family and friends, with the advantage that they were tax-effective.

CAF promoted them as Valentine’s Day and Christmas gifts.

However, following a review which highlighted that sales had declined year on year, down to just 150 orders last year, CAF has decided to end the scheme. “The cost of operating the scheme is disproportionate to the value of funds generated for charities”, said Mandy Pursey, Head of PR at CAF . “We are putting our efforts into creating more modern and tax efficient ways of giving”.

She added: “Knowing that other organisations provide this service was an important consideration when we decided to end the service”, giving
www.charityvouchers.org and www.GlobalGiving.org/gifts as examples.

www.cafonline.org

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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