There are a number of considerations when you are looking to take on a fundraiser. The Institute has an Employing and Paying Fundraisers briefing that raises a number of issues that should be considered before starting the search for a fundraiser. A briefing specifically aimed at those thinking about employing a consultant is also available.
While fundraising payments must not be excessive, the Code does not specify the salary ranges that might be expected. Fundraising salaries can vary greatly and may be related to the resources available, the size of the organisation or location for example. However, the Institute's Fundraising Salaries briefing has been compiled as to an indication of the sorts of payment levels that can be found in the fundraising sector.
When recruiting a fundraiser, organisations need to be aware that there may be the need for the fundraiser to make a solicitation statement. This is a statement which tells members of the public how much the fundraiser is receiving so they know how much money will reach the fundraising organisation.
The Payment of Fundraisers section of the Code of Fundraising Practice considers the payment different options and provides best practice guidance to follow in this area.
The Working with Third Parties section of the Code may be particularly relevant when employing fundraisers, providing guidance for both fundraising organisations and consultants on how best to work together.