Working groups in fundraising reform, north and south

Sector umbrella bodies have detailed the next steps in the future of fundraising self-regulation, in Scotland and south of the border too.

In addition, former chief executive of the Big Lottery Fund Stephen Dunmore has been announced as the interim chief executive of the new fundraising regulator which results from the ‘Etherington review’, working alongside Lord Grade as chair. Civil Society News has more on Dunmore’s appointment.

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Key organisation in community development to close

The long-established Community Development Foundation has announced that it is to close in 2016.

The CDF news item says

While the organisation could continue trading until beyond 2018, trustees and the senior team at CDF have decided unanimously that the best way to keep the flag flying for community development is to transfer all assets (reserves, intellectual property and, possibly, programmes and products) to another organisation or organisations better positioned to achieve its charitable objectives in the long term.

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Chance for small charities to comment on fundraising reforms

The Institute of Fundraising and the Small Charities Coalition have previously said that they are to work together to engage smaller charities on the proposed reforms of fundraising regulation. They will feed the resulting ideas, concerns and recommendations into the establishment of the new Charity Fundraising Regulator and Fundraising Preference Service proposals.

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