11 Feb 2016
A survey carried out by the Institute of Fundraising has found that 65 per cent of fundraisers think that once an individual is registered to the Fundraising Preference Service they should no longer receive “unsolicited communications”.
The Public Accounts Committee has called on the government to undertake a “fundamental review of how it makes direct and non-competitive grants” to charities, which would include the development of a register to identify those receiving large amounts of funding.
The Fundraising Standards Board has upheld a complaint made against Diabetes UK, finding that the charity, and its agency Listen, breached the Code of Fundraising Practice.
Charities are right to worry about many aspects of the Fundraising Preference Service, says David Ainsworth. But the sector must also accept that it is a direct result of poor 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.
Small charities reacted angrily when they heard the guest list for next week's fundraising summit. Hugh Radojev says their anger is justified, up to a point.
Olive Cooke, the 92-year-old poppy seller whose suicide triggered a crisis in fundraising regulation, had her details sold on or traded at least 43 times by charities, according to an Independent article.
Five years ago the ICO published guidance five years on charities and the Telephone Preference Service, but recently it changed its mind. David Ainsworth tracks the progress of data protection rules for fundraisers.