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.
If we looked back on the blogs and articles from last December and January with their predictions for the year to come, I wonder how many foresaw the events of 2015 and how the fallout and follow up would now be shaping our thoughts, work, and future plans.
The long-awaited summit on fundraising self-regulation is now only days away.
It hardly needs repeating – fundraisers have had a difficult year. The media spotlight has been intense and the political response has been rapid and robust. There is a widespread understanding among fundraisers and charities that things need to change.