25 May 2016
HM Revenue & Customs has updated its guidance on digital gift aid, and said it will introduce a “pre-donation questionnaire” which supporters must complete before they can make gift aided donations online.
The British Red Cross, Macmillan, NSPCC and Oxfam all breached the Code of Fundraising Practice in their dealings with now defunct fundraising agency GoGen, a Fundraising Standards Board report released today has said.
Cancer Research UK will lose tens of millions of pounds as a result of its decision to only contact donors who have opted in to communications, but it is still the right thing to do, the charity’s director of fundraising Ed Aspel has said.
I am not against more effective regulation but the driver for this regulation must be based on sounder footings than just to appease the media because the media will be back with negative stories regardless.
The British Red Cross reduced its spending on fundraising by more than a fifth last year, and has predicted a drop in fundraising income as a result.
The government has attacked “irresponsible and immoral practices” at some large fundraising organisations and said they have damaged the sector as a whole, in its response to a parliamentary committee report on fundraising.
A plan to introduce a “pre-donation questionnaire” for supporters before they can make gift aided donations online has been criticised as “completely ridiculous” and damaging to giving.
The chair of an NCVO working group to develop recommendations on how charities should manage fundraising relationships, has published ten principles that should govern donor contacts.