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.
Society lotteries have become a key part of fundraising, raising a record £255.56 million in 2016-17. But they are also the most regulated area of fundraising – with specific limits set on the amount of prizes that can be given and restrictions on annual sales.
I won’t deny it: taxation is hard to get excited about. However, at an estimated worth of £3.77bn a year for the charity sector, the benefits that tax reliefs bring are not.
Online fundraising platforms have made an enormous difference to charity fundraising and give the public an easy and accessible way of supporting the causes they care about – particularly as an immediate response to an emergency situation.
Felicity summarises the most recent updates in the charity fundraising sector, looking at the latest on the new civil society strategy, local charities' fundraising skills, and the release of the latest Civil Society Almanac.
In the Spring Statement 2018, the Chancellor announced that HM Treasury would be launching a call for evidence on ‘cash and digital payments in the new economy’. Its publication caused a bit of a kerfuffle in the media around the potential removal of 1p and 2p coins from circulation, and the impact this could have on charity donations.
Felicity summarises the latest goings on in the charity fundraising sector, looking at the latest on giving and public trust, Government’s review on 1p and 2p coins, and a charity focus on BBC Radio 4. It’s been a busy month for the sector, here’s what you might have missed:
In this first article, we review the scope of the ‘fundraising preference’ service as set out in the ‘conversation with stakeholders’
Today’s much awaited report from the Public Administration and Constitutional Affairs Select Committee – which I have welcomed and consider to be very balanced - gives us all another chance to reflect on how our environment as fundraisers has changed over the last year.
Fundraising is the lifeblood of charities across the UK. The billions of pounds donated from the public each year is essential to the delivery of services and work for good causes both at home and abroad.