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Posted on 30 May 2012 at 2:00 pm
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  • Anonymous
    30 May 2012 at 2:00 pm #3565

    I am trying to build a new online fundraising service for charities in UK.
    I’m going to be selling this product to charities.

    What i would like to figure out is the laws behind it all.

    Few things I have decided to help me simplify the entire situation.

    I plan to use payment services like PayPal, which the charities will own, and pay them directly.

    So lets say someone donates, the money go straight into the charities account and we would not see the money at all.

    I plan to sell the service for a fixed monthly fee. And no transaction fees.

    Also, instead of claiming giftaid on the charities behalf, I plan to just collect the giftaid declaration on behalf of the charity and provide the charity with that information, so they themselves can collect Giftaid.

    So what do I need to do here to protect myself?

    When a new charity signs up, I will need to verify them.
    Whats the best way to do this?
    Is it acceptable practice to expect a trustee from the charity to sign up?

    Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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