IoF response to AGM question about governance and disciplinary procedure

IoF response to AGM question about governance and disciplinary procedure

5 July 2016

Following a question raised at the IoF’s AGM in relation to the IoF’s disciplinary procedure for organisational members the Chair of the IoF, Richard Taylor, said:

“The IoF’s process for dealing with complaints is clear. If a complaint has been made about an organisational member breaching the Code of Fundraising Practice, that complaint is investigated by the FRSB. When the FRSB rules that a fundraising organisation has breached the Code it works with those organisations to correct any activity and put appropriate measures in place.  If an organisation rejects the FRSB’s findings or fails to change practices as a result of an adjudication the IoF will consider taking disciplinary action.  It is important that correct procedure is followed to avoid duplication and confusion about roles and responsibilities.

From Thursday, the new Fundraising Regulator will take responsibility for investigating and adjudicating complaints against fundraising organisations.”