You usually ‘receive’ a donation on the day you take ownership of it.
if you are given free leaflets, you receive the donation when the leaflets are handed over to you
if you are given a cheque, you receive the donation on the date that the cheque clears
if a donation is transferred directly into your bank account, you receive the donation on the date that it is received into your account
When do you accept a donation?
You accept a donation on the day you agree to keep the donation. For non-money donations, if you use the donation, you have thereby accepted it. If your party keeps a donation after the 30-day period, you are also deemed to have accepted it.