Head of Policy and Research Daniel leads the Institute's policy development and research work, keeping up to date with member priorities, promoting innovation on fundraising and working with key stakeholders, including civil servants and politicians, to make sure fundraising and giving are key priorities for the current and future governments. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Over the months since the idea of a Fundraising Preference Service was first set out in the Etherington review of fundraising self-regulation*, a great deal of supposition and estimation has gone in to thinking about what it might do and how it could actually work.
In this first article, we review the scope of the ‘fundraising preference’ service as set out in the ‘conversation with stakeholders’
If we looked back on the blogs and articles from last December and January with their predictions for the year to come, I wonder how many foresaw the events of 2015 and how the fallout and follow up would now be shaping our thoughts, work, and future plans.
As charities go about their fundraising, it’s inevitable that they’ll come into contact with people who will need additional support to help them make an informed decision about donating.
Since the publication of the review of fundraising regulation, an area which has sparked particular attention, interest, and discussion is the recommendation for the new fundraising regulator to establish a ‘fundraising preference service’. The Minister for Civil Society Rob Wilson has championed the idea and a working group will be set up to review and consider what the new regulator should implement.
This week HMRC published a new, shorter model Gift Aid Declaration. The new declaration will apply to all donations so it’s really important to make sure that if you want to claim Gift Aid on donations in the future that the declarations you use are up to date.
Your chance to share your thoughts with us on a future fundraising preference and help inform, shape, and influence any future preference service
What is a charity obliged to do in return for its financial support? How much detail should a charity give about who funds it? Do tax payers know enough about how their money is used and which charities it funds?
Over the last 6 months or so we have seen three of the most successful social media fundraising campaigns. The #nomakeupselfie campaign; the 'ice bucket challenge'; and the fundraising activity of Stephen Sutton have raised millions of pounds.
There’s a lot of talk at the moment around ‘sustainability’ of the sector, developing a ‘stronger’ sector, one that can grow and develop to play a bigger role in communities while at the same time being more resilient.