Fundraising Preference Service full proposals, plus regulator fees fixed

Plans for the Fundraising Preference Service have been published for consultation by the Fundraising Regulator, along with their final response to the Levy and Registration discussion paper and what they will be charging from September.

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N Ireland regulator gets a quick review

The Charity Commission for Northern Ireland (CCNI) is to get a quick review, the Minister for Communities in the Northern Ireland Executive announced in early August. The review will be carried out by senior civil servant, with expert input on charity regulation and law. It will focus on CCNI’s strategic approach to regulation activities, current governance arrangements and assessing relationships across key stakeholders.

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Tool for smaller organisations on impact review

Two new versions of an online self-assessment tool to help with reviewing and improving your organisation’s impact practice have been created, for small organisations and for funders.

Measuring Up! is part of the Inspiring Impact programme managed by New Philanthropy Capital.

As reported by Civil Society News, ‘Measuring Up! Light’ is “a shorter version of the original tool for those of you whose organisations are small or perhaps a little stretched, but still want to give good impact practice a go”. Small is defined as up to £100,000 annual income, or newer to impact practice.

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OSCR briefing on Scottish water charge exemption

Scottish charity regulator OSCR has produced a briefing note setting out the answers to some common questions about the Water Charges and Sewerage Exemption scheme.

The scheme, introduced last year by the Scottish Government, is to assist charities and Community Amateur Sports Clubs with the payment of water and sewerage charges. Organisations now need to reapply every year via their water company to continue to benefit.

Civil Society News points out that for organisations yet to obtain charitable status the exemption scheme can be back-dated to 1st April 2016 as long as they have registered by 31st March 2017. 

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Plans for this year’s #GivingTuesday

The annual #GivingTuesday, which aims to encourage people to give to good causes following the sale events on Black Friday and Cyber Monday, will be on Tuesday 29th November this year.

Led in the UK by the Charities Aid Foundation, the campaign has unveiled a new logo and launched its call to action in a promotional video asking people to Do Good Stuff for charity. That’s volunteering as well as donating.

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