Sector bodies to produce joint fundraising guidance

Sector umbrella bodies are to work together on producing guidance on fundraising.

This follows recent public concern about some charity fundraising tactics, and also an interview statement from the Minister for Civil Society that fundraising bodies need to do more to convince him that self-regulation works.

Guidance will be produced by National Council for Voluntary Organisations, the Association of Chief Executives of Voluntary Organisations, the Institute of Fundraising and Charity Finance Group, also with input from the Charity Commission. It should help trustees and chief executives strike the right balance in fundraising and complement the Charity Commission’s guidance (CC20, Charities and fundraising).

NCVO will act as secretariat for the group – see their news release for more.

Further fundraising policy issues

The Institute of Fundraising has announced it will recruit three independent lay members to join the Standards Committee which sets the Code of Fundraising Practice, “bringing public voice to the table”.

The Code itself has had a new rule added, saying that ‘no cold calling’ notices should be respected by door to door fundraisers. See IoF news item.

(Above items added to article on 1st July.)