Fundraisers should need a licence to practise, says former IoF chair Mark Astarita

Fundraisers should need a licence to practise, says former IoF chair Mark Astarita 9

9 Jun 2015 | David Ainsworth

Fundraising should become a licensed profession, Mark Astarita, director of fundraising at the British Red Cross, recommended today.


Fundraisers should need a licence to practise, says former IoF chair Mark Astarita

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Daily Mail calls on government to introduce 'Olive's Law' and reform fundraising regulation

The Daily Mail has called for the introduction of a single charity regulator and for new legislation to prevent charities "bullying and harassing the most generous and vulnerable".

The Sun attacks NSPCC chief executive Peter Wanless over pay

The Sun has today criticised large UK charities, including the NSPCC, Cancer Research UK and Marie Curie, over chief executive pay.

It’s time we gave donors some rights

It’s time to revive the Fundraising Promise, a little-known part of fundraising’s self-regulatory system, says Joe Saxton of nfpSynergy

Fundraising self-regulation ‘not working in its current form’ says NCVO chief executive

Fundraising self-regulation is not working and the Institute of Fundraising must either stop setting the Code of Fundraising Practice or radically change its procedures, the chief executive of the NCVO said last night.

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

Fundraisers must not knock on doors with 'No Cold Calling' stickers, says IoF

The Institute of Fundraising has today announced that it will introduce a new rule into its Code of Fundraising Practice which will ensure that door-to-door fundraisers don’t knock on doors with ‘No Cold Calling’ stickers.

Stuart Etherington

Fundraisers are “overfishing the waters” and five key changes are needed for self-regulation to maintain public trust and confidence, the chief executive of NCVO has said.

Observing rule on ‘No Cold Calling’ signs could cost sector £4.3m according to the PFRA

The Institute of Fundraising’s new rule ensuring that fundraisers no longer ignore ‘No Cold Calling’ signs could cost the sector up to £4.3m in donations each year, according to research from the Public Fundraising Regulatory Association.

Fundraising agency appoints external auditor after undercover newspaper investigation

Telephone fundraising agency, Listen Fundraising, has announced that it is implementing three measures, including the appointment of an external auditor, to address allegations made against it by the Mail on Sunday.

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