With the recent launch of the Fundraising Preference Service (FPS) we are keen to give you, our members all the support and guidance you need, and offer some useful information to make sure you are ready for the changes in place.
The launch of the Fundraising Preference Service next Thursday 6th July will cap a year of shifting public expectations for the fundraising sector. Stephen Service, Policy Manager at the Fundraising Regulator explains why, despite these other changes, the new service remains the missing piece in the regulatory jigsaw.
Today the Fundraising Regulator has published its first consultation on the Code of Fundraising Practice. Covering issues around trustee duties, monitoring of third parties, vulnerable people, and others this is the first time that charities, fundraising organisations, and the public will have their chance to inform the Regulator of their views and ideas on the rules that fundraisers are held accountable to.
Earlier this month the Fundraising Regulator announced its decision on a way forward for the Fundraising Preference Service. IoF Head of Policy and Research, Daniel Fluskey, takes a further look.
We should recognise that the Working Group have set this out as ‘top-line thinking’ with thoughts, ideas, propositions on the scope of an FPS. This is not a consultation on a detailed and complete model.
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.