As we all know, May is set to be an important month with one of the biggest events of the year. No, not the royal wedding – we have just 20 weeks until GDPR comes into force. With public holidays and weekends, that’s less than 100 working days left.
Following from the ICO fines earlier this year, fundraising practices relating to research, wealth screening and profiling are back in the spotlight – this time courtesy of the Daily Mail*. Their story today states that 24 universities (the Russell Group) had ‘spied on’ millions of past students to look at their incomes as part of their fundraising.
Last week the Fundraising Regulator published a consultation on proposed changes to the Code of Fundraising Practice around data protection. With GDPR coming it is of course a hugely important area, and one where there has been a lot of debate and discussion.
Leesa Harwood is Director of Community Lifesaving and Fundraising and will be chairing IoF’s Transforming you Supporter Journey Conference on Monday 11 September.
Mark Foster is the Head of Planning at Open and will be speaking at IoF’s Transporting Your Supporter Journey Conference on Monday 11 September. Here, he tells us why consent is a brilliant thing.
Chris Washington-Sare, of Pentatonic Marketing, looks at the challenges for the sector ahead of the Commission on Donor Experience report launch on Wednesday 5th July.
On average, a non-profit organisation will undergo the process of re-evaluating its CRM solution every 5 years, and start shopping around to see if there is a newer, better or more viable alternative.
The Code of Fundraising Practice is, and has always been, an evolving set of standards that should be regularly reviewed and revised where needed to adapt to the changing environment. It’s an essential part of ensuring excellent fundraising practice which builds public trust and confidence from donors and enables charities to raise the income that is vital to deliver their objectives.
Stephanie Siddall, IoF's Policy Manager, provides a round up of some recent news and developments and what we’ve been working on; from incoming changes to the Gift Aid Small Donations Scheme to the Fundraising Regulator's consultation on the Code of Fundraising Practice.
Tomorrow, on Tuesday 21st February in Manchester, a joint regulatory event will be held by the Information Commissioner’s Office, Fundraising Regulator, and Charity Commission.