IoF welcomes final plans for Fundraising Preference Service

IoF welcomes final plans for Fundraising Preference Service

1 December 2016

Following the announcement today of the final plans from the Fundraising Regulator for the Fundraising Preference Service the Chief Executive of the Institute of Fundraising, Peter Lewis, said:

“We welcome the approach the Fundraising Regulator has taken to create an FPS which we believe will work for the public, donors, charities and beneficiaries. In enabling members of the public to name a charity or charities from whom they do not want to hear, they are creating a service that will benefit donors and charities alike.

"We are particularly glad that the Fundraising Regulator has included some of the recommendations we made to improve the service. Our members will be reassured by the development of a more sophisticated and donor-focused approach than the original single reset button, which would have stopped fundraising approaches for all charities and in doing so could have cut off supporters from causes they care about and led to millions of pounds in lost donations.

"We look forward to continuing to work with the Regulator to help ensure that the FPS delivers for charities and donors.”

Read the Fundraising Regulators news release