8 Oct 2015
Leaders from 17 of the UK’s largest charities have said fundraising has failed to meet the necessary standards and called for the establishment of a new, stronger regulator, in an open letter to the Sunday Times.
The Fundraising Standards Board and the Institute of Fundraising Standards Committee should be abolished and replaced with a new, more powerful regulator, a government-commissioned review of fundraising regulation has said.
Large charities have been “remarkably and worryingly slow” to respond to criticism of their fundraising, and to apologise for unacceptable practices, the incoming chair of the Fundraising Standards Board has said.
Charities that operate best practice need to defend their fundraising methods more stridently to turn the tide of public opinion back in their favour, say Stephen Cotterill and Celina Ribeiro.
The Institute of Fundraising has today announced a ban on the selling of donor data to third parties as part of a number of changes made to its Code of Fundraising Practice.
The challenge isn't with telephone fundraising, direct mail or 'chugging' per se. The challenge is treating donors as people worthy of respect.
Chief executives of some of the UK's largest charities told a Parliamentary inquiry this morning that they failed to properly monitor their telephone fundraising agencies and said fundraising regulation needs a statutory underpinning.
The Advertising Standards Authority has said will not investigate the British Heart Foundation’s ‘Heart Disease is Heartless’ TV advert, despite it receiving over 200 complaints from the public.
The recent battles over the regulation of fundraising have been unfair on the FRSB and may not go far enough to prevent future scandals, says Andrew Scadding.
The government has written to more than 8,000 solicitors to ask them to promote legacy giving to clients writing wills, and has also asked more than 400,000 civil servants to consider leaving a legacy.
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