Fundraising preferences, new charity law briefings

Updates on Fundraising Preference Service proposals and imminent charities legislation.

Small charity concerns on FPS reset button

Civil Society News has a report back from the forum held recently for small charities (4th February) on the fundraising regulation proposals, in particular the Fundraising Preference Service. The “reset button” approach was a focus of concern:

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Charity Commission to air meeting online

The Charity Commission, the regulator of charities in England and Wales, is to live-stream one of its public meetings for the first time this month.

The event will take place 29th February in Southampton, and trustees, charity advisers, staff etc. can still turn up in person (but must register in advance).

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More thoughts and views on Kids Company collapse

More responses and commentary on the collapse of Kids Company, the parliamentary committee (PACAC) report on this and the implications for charities of the ongoing media frenzy.

On Civil Society News, in ‘A trustee’s response to being called ‘wilfully blind or incompetent’, Andrew Purkis responds to the PACAC accusation that trustees were “wilfully blind or incompetent” and gives five reasons why they failed to exercise oversight more effectively.

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Social investment: small charity views sought, awards open

Voluntary sector researchers are “seeking small and medium-sized charities to take part in a research project looking at their experiences of social investment”. Specifically they want to reach registered charities in England, with an income up to a million pounds, that have been turned down for social investment or whose boards gave it serious consideration but then took the decision not to make an application.

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