29 Oct 2013
Lord Hodgson said that he still receives regular feedback from a public frustrated about both the charitable sector’s fundraising practices and the lack of an outlet to express its dissatisfaction.
The government has rejected Lord Hodgson’s recommendation to allow large charities to pay their trustees without authorisation from the Charity Commission.
A year after taking the reigns of the Institute of Fundraising, Peter Lewis discusses what’s changed and what’s to come in the IoF’s 30th year.
My understanding from what is being reported in the sector media is that potential donors won't even KNOW they are potential donors under this mad policy. I am urging all of my colleagues nationally as well as here in the Salisbury charitable community to send letters to their MEPs immediately.
The chief executives of the three main fundraising membership bodies put up a spirited defence of face-to-face fundraising before a committee of MPs yesterday – and insisted they were making progress on Lord Hodgson’s edict to sort out the confusion around their regulatory roles.
Bernard Jenkin, chair of the Public Administration Select Committee, has said if the charitable sector "cannot get its act together" on self-regulation of fundraising, it will recommend that government bring in legislation to allow the Charity Commission to take action.
Recommendations by Lord Hodgson to brand small charities as 'small' on the Charity Commission register and unregistered charities as 'unregistered' on all correspondence, fundraising material and cheques have been criticised by a number of charity umbrella groups.
The Institute of Fundraising, PFRA and Fundraising Standards Board have agreed that the FRSB will be put forward as the official public face for fundraising complaints following a challenge set forth by Lord Hodgson to simplify the system.