ICO received 260 complaints about charity fundraising nuisance calls in nine months

ICO received 260 complaints about charity fundraising nuisance calls in nine months

29 Jun 2016 | Hugh Radojev

In the nine months between August 2015 and March 2016, the Information Commissioner's Office received 260 complaints about charities.


ICO received 260 complaints about charity fundraising nuisance calls in nine months

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Charities will still have to adhere to EU data protection standards despite Brexit vote

Charities in the UK will have to adhere to data protection standards that are the “equivalent” of new European Union rules, despite last week’s referendum result, according to the ICO and Direct Marketing Association.

American organisation charity: water to launch in the UK

A spokeswoman for American non-profit organisation charity: water has said that the organisation has made an application to the Charity Commission and hopes to be operational in the UK “by the autumn”.

Fundraising Regulator confirms it has received first complaint from public

The Fundraising Regulator has received its first complaint from a member of the public, despite the fact that it has still yet to officially launch.

 Charitable foundation to be launched in memory of murdered MP Jo Cox

The family of Jo Cox, the MP killed last week, have announced plans for a foundation to be set up in her name.

The move to longer term funding is great; this is one of the biggest complaints we get from the young people that we work with; they often ask "why is it that as soon as they get a project/activity that we like and benefit from, it gets taken away."

» Paul Hamlyn Foundation unveils new grants strategy

Mortality and morality: why donors give more when reminded they will one day die

Hugh Radojev discovers that people give more when reminded of death, but less when they blame victims - and examines what effect these factors have on fundraiser behaviour.


The British public’s “ideal charity” would spend 42 per cent of its total income on campaigning, fundraising and on running costs and the remaining 58 per cent on “helping beneficiaries”, according to a new report by nfpSynergy.

Cancer Research UK invests in out-of-town superstores after drop in charity shop profits

Cancer Research UK saw profits from its charity shops fall in the year to March 2016, and has responded by moving away from the high street to out-of-town superstores, the charity said in its annual report.

Fundraising Regulator will ask charities to pay up to £10,000 a year

The Fundraising Regulator has today published a discussion paper on its the levy and registration fees, which will see charities pay up to £10,000 a year, with small charities paying proportionately more than large ones.

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