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Sam is Policy Officer at the Institute of Fundraising having joined in July 2018

GDPR: What we didn’t know last year...

GDPR: What we didn’t know last year...

Sam Boyle | 9 April 2019

Today we publish our refreshed version of our GDPR: The Essentials for Fundraising Organisations guidance. Sam Boyle, Policy and Information Officer at the IoF, talks through what has changed and why we felt the need to update it.

The Payment Services Directive: What charities need to know

The Payment Services Directive: What charities need to know

Sam Boyle | 22 February 2019

This September new EU-wide legislation – Strong Customer Authentication (SCA) – is going to be implemented which will impact on online payments and donations. Every charity that takes online payments should be aware of what’s coming. Sam Boyle, Policy and Information Officer, provides an indication of what this might mean for fundraising.

A commitment to fundraising excellence

A commitment to fundraising excellence

Sam Boyle | 12 December 2018

Our research into public fundraising shows that the hard work of our members - both charities and agencies - is paying off. Sam Boyle, IoF's Policy and Information Officer, explains the success of the compliance framework in driving standards and inspiring charitable donations.

Budget 2018: A missed opportunity to deliver real change

Budget 2018: A missed opportunity to deliver real change

Sam Boyle | 2 November 2018

This week’s Budget was generally underwhelming for the fundraising and civil society sector more widely, but among these disappointments were some good policies for charities and their beneficiaries, says IoF’s policy officer Sam Boyle.

Code overhaul – what you need to know

Code overhaul – what you need to know

Sam Boyle | 28 September 2018

Last week, the Fundraising Regulator announced a 10-week consultation on a new draft of the Code of Fundraising Practice. It’s been referred to as ‘an overhaul of the code’ by some, but fret not – you aren’t about to be asked to conform to a dramatic new set of fundraising standards. Instead, the consultation focuses on the style, presentation, clarity and accessibility of the code.