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Keech Hospice Care has deployed new EPoS technology across its 33 charity stores to boost revenue through maximising Gift Aid contributions.

“Gift Aid is a huge revenue stream for us as we raise more than £300,000 each year through its capture,” said Angela Burgess, head of retail at Keech Hospice Care. “But with research showing that charities claim less than half of Gift Aid available to them, we wanted to take steps to make sure we’re not missing out. So Keech is thrilled to roll out this new EPoS technology.”

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‘Tis the season to be charitable, and with all of the amazing, hard working charities in the previous months working hard collecting for their cause, we didn’t realise how fast 2015 was coming to an end. Seriously, it feels like only yesterday we were stumbling into 2015 after amazing New Year’s Day celebrations, readying our tills and quality hospice EPoS systems for a hard years work in your stores. Read more

A Welsh charity and two new hospices have opted to use our CHARiot EPoS system in their shops, helping to ensure they capture more Gift Aid than ever before!

We have completed the CHARiot installation in ten stores for the Welsh Air Ambulance charity, 18 installations for palliative care hospice, Woking & Sam Beare, and 47 sites for Bristol-based St Peter’s Hospice.

All charities are now using the Full Scan Mode (FSM) software, utilising the easy-to-use barcoded label function for each Gift Aided item, ensuring sales can only be processed once the Gift Aid has been captured at the point of sale.

Dave Chunilal, technical director at Nisyst said: “These new customers add to a number of charities and hospices that already rely on our CHARiot system, including The Children’s Society and St Luke’s Hospice.

“Regardless of the size of their retail network, our system is designed to maximise charities’ Gift Aid revenues and simplify operation for users. Unlike most providers, Nisyst does not take a percentage of the Gift Aid collected in commission, enabling these three hospices to benefit from the full Gift Aid return of 25% of the sale price for each eligible item.”

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Whilst our new lottery software helps to generate additional revenue for charities, our interactive management dashboard functionality has now been rolled out, free of charge, to all of our customers – with outstanding results.

Updated automatically to existing CHARiot software systems overnight to ensure no disruption, the new dashboard has added management functionality at shop level without altering the navigation for staff and volunteers.

In addition to this, an android and iOS app linked to the dashboard software will be launched before the end of the year, which will enable store and regional managers to access reporting functionality in store using their phones or portable devices.

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The additional functionality from the new dashboard includes:

  • See average customer spend and sales figures
  • Trend graphs & information breakdown on Gift Aid, new donor sign-ups & bag drops
  • Refund tracking
  • Budget and target monitoring and amendment
  • Access to reports in store and at head office
  • Information can be viewed by store, region or company

 

Head of retail at St Catherine’s Hospice, Rachael Hewitt, comments: “Working with Nisyst has been so easy and the new dashboard update was completely seamless.

“The real-time visibility of store performance and operational activities means we have the right management information to make informed decisions.”

At Nisyst, we believe that CHARiot is the best charity sector EPoS system on the market and we’re constantly investing in product development based on user feedback to ensure that it continues to offer users the most advanced functionality.

Managing director of Nisyst, Bob Chunilal adds: “The feedback we’ve had from users is that they love the CHARiot system but they’d like more management capabilities at the point of use.

“Our new dashboard provides that, giving customers access to head office reporting at a local level and enabling business decisions to be made.

“CHARiot users will not notice a difference in the day-to-day navigation of the system but, if they do need any assistance, our in-house helpdesk will be there to support them as always.”

 

October isn’t just the month of ghouls, ghosts and witches. It doesn’t just bring the expectation of pumpkins and colder days either; October, in all of its glory, is the month of National Bullying Prevention, National Down Syndrome Awareness, National Depression Awareness, Breast Cancer Awareness, ADHD Awareness, Stoptober and Oxjam.

With such a big month in the year, we’re here to tell you a little bit more about the weeks you can dedicate to your specific charity (Heads up, World Animal Day is on the 4th!) Read more

 

September brings with it cold breezes and dreary days. It brings the rush of a new school year and the hum of Halloween and Christmas on the horizon. Did you know though, that September also brings an array of colourful, heroic and hardworking charities?

September is the month of:

• National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month,
• Blue September (Men’s Cancer),
• National Blood Cancer Awareness Month,
• Urology Awareness Month,
• Northern Ireland Stroke Awareness

Amongst these dedicated causes, its 30 days are packed with individual charities such as International Day of Charity (5th September), Jeans for Genes Day (18th September) and World Alzheimer’s Day (20th September). Though some of these well known charity days have now passed, there are some this week you can look forward to. Today, for instance, is National Dementia Carer’s Day!

 

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Lymphatic Cancer Awareness Week

Lymphoma, first of all, is a cancer which can affect any part of the body by attacking the lymph nodes which play an important role in generating blood cells for the immune system.
This week the Lymphoma Assosiation are helping to raise awareness for the continual support to patients who have overcome Lymphatic Cancer.

 

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Know Your Numbers! Week (Blood Pressure)

Knowing your blood pressure can greatly help you remain aware of your level of fitness and can help you fight Diabetes. As Blood Pressure UK’s awareness campaign, Know Your Numbers! Week has helped thousands of adults across the UK since its launch in 2001.

 

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Meningitis Awareness Week

Meningitis infects the protective membrane of your spinal cord and brain causing it to inflame which can damage the nerve and the brain. As a serious disease, Meningitis and Septicaemia are still present in the UK and Ireland with over 3,000 cases occurring every year. This week, let’s help to raise awareness for this life changing illness and spread the word about what symptoms to look out for.

 

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Sexual Health Week

Run by the Family Planning Association (FPA) for more than 80 years, Sexual Health Week is the perfect opportunity to learn all you need to know about STI’s and sexual health. It’s also brilliant for raising awareness of many common STI’s and in educating the general public on what to do and how to avoid them.

 

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Whether you’re helping to spread awareness through a planned event, or by raising money in your charity store, we understand how important your charity is to you. To help, our charity retail systems can keep your money safe and secure and can help you to keep track of what you’re selling for your charity. For more information, contact our friendly team today on 01204 706 000.