International fundraising community gathers in London
5 July 2018
Fundraising leaders from across the globe gathered in London today for the 2018 International Fundraising Summit.
Leading national fundraising associations from across the globe gathered in London on Thursday 5th July 2018 at the International Fundraising Summit. Delegates gathered to reflect and discuss common opportunities, challenges and solutions for developing fundraising as well as to share insight from all around the world.
Delegates at the Summit also approved a revised version of the International Statement of Ethical Principles. The Statement outlines an ethical approach for fundraisers, wherever they work, and articulates the values that guide fundraisers to deliver excellent fundraising for beneficiaries and supporters. The agreement centres on shared principles for fundraising, which are rooted in honesty, respect, integrity, transparency and responsibility.
The event, hosted by the Institute of Fundraising (IoF), the professional membership body for UK fundraisers, was held the day after Convention 2018 which welcomed over 2,500 delegates to London's Barbican Centre for 3 days of networking, learning and development.
Peter Lewis, chief executive of the Institute of Fundraising said
I’m delighted to welcome the international fundraising community to London to sign the International Statement of Ethical Principles. It’s an important symbol of international cooperation across the fundraising community and recognises that wherever supporters are asked for money, it should always happen to a high standard and according to ethical principles. I’m proud that the IoF is supporting this work which contributes to the delivery of excellent standards of fundraising across the world.
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Notes to editors:
The Institute of Fundraising (IoF) is the professional membership body for UK fundraising. We support fundraisers through leadership and representation; best practice and compliance; education and networking; and we champion and promote fundraising as a career choice. We have over 6,000 individual members and over 575 organisational members who raise more than £9 billion in income for good causes every year. www.institute-of-fundraising.org.uk