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.
The recent Monetary Penalty Notices issued to BHF and the RSPCA by the ICO have understandably raised concerns and questions for charities and fundraisers about their implications for charitable fundraising moving forward.
Three cheers for a good idea - the intention to create a unified data protection framework across the European Union.
It’s no longer acceptable to hide the opt-out box or use confusing wording to boost the number of people consenting to communication from charities.