10 Sep 2015
The Institute of Fundraising will meet the Information Commissioner’s Office to ask for clearer telephone fundraising guidance, after the ICO took a stance which could prevent charities calling up to 70 per cent of donors.
Seventy-eight per cent of respondents to a poll think charities have become more intrusive in the way they ask for donations in the last five years, while 83 per cent say they would support an “Olive’s Law” to limit fundraising.
The Information Commissioner's Office has “specifically requested” changes to fundraising rules to enforce stricter compliance with the Telephone Preference Service, which could prevent charities calling up to three in four donors.
Kids Company closed in August, following a turbulent year including child sex abuse allegations, accusations of financial mismanagement and the forced resignation of its chief executive.
Macmillan Cancer Support has confirmed that it is working on rebranding its World’s Biggest Coffee Morning, in order to set it apart from “copycat events”.
The challenge isn't with telephone fundraising, direct mail or 'chugging' per se. The challenge is treating donors as people worthy of respect.
Kirsty Weakley was on the receiving end of a fundraising phone call last week and disappointingly for a journalist, was not hounded or pressured.
The telephone fundraising sector has repeatedly called for clarity on issues surrounding TPS. Now we have it, Hugh Radojev writes, some fundraisers may feel they could have been more careful what they wished for.
Community charities can now apply for 180 grants worth £2,000 each, awarded from money raised by supermarket giant Asda through its plastic bag levy.