Series of policy events launching for members in autumn

Series of policy events launching for members in autumn

15 August 2019

This autumn we have some new and exciting opportunities for our members to get involved in the big questions being asked in fundraising and help shape our work.

We’ll be running a series of roundtables, working groups, and forums and would love you and your teams to be involved. This first round of events will be in London, but we will be working to engage our members across the UK over the year ahead.

Join us to talk about:

  • How should the tax system change for fundraising – Should higher rate Gift Aid benefit the charity rather than the donor? Can removing VAT from the cost of wills make a step-change in legacy giving? Should there be a universal Gift Aid database? Following the publication of the Tax Commission’s report, we are hosting a roundtable and will be joined by NCVO to discuss the recommendations and what they mean for fundraising (16 September, afternoon)
  • Compliance working group – A forum to discuss the latest that’s going on including: social media advertising, forthcoming Privacy and Electronic Communications Regulations, changes to the Code of Fundraising Practice (17 September, afternoon)
  • Acceptance and refusal of donations – jointly with the Charity Commission we’ll be exploring the legal, regulatory, and ethical issues on which to donations to accept and looking at resources to help organisations make the right decisions for them (19 September, afternoon)
  • Climate change and fundraising taskforce – how does fundraising need to change to respond to the climate emergency? What guidance should charities be following to reduce their environmental impact? What relationships should we have with third parties and how much can we take on environmental considerations in our work? (1 October, morning)


We want to involve as many of our members in these discussions, so if you would like to come along to any of these please email policy@institute-of-fundraising.org.uk – places will be limited so get in early! We will pass on further details as they’re finalised.