Regulator concerns over opaque fundraising arrangements

Potential dangers around working with third-party fundraisers have been highlighted in a joint regulatory alert from the Charity Commission and the Fundraising Regulator.

Civil Society News coverage mentions that this was issued shortly before a documentary was shown which exposed poor practices at some military charities.

The Commission’s news item says that they

“have significant concerns about a number of cases where trustees have entered into arrangements with third party fundraisers that are not transparent and are detrimental to the charity and its supporters.”

For instance where arrangements “bear all the hallmarks of a professional fundraiser arrangement, but which are structured to avoid the legal rules”.

The news item has resource links such as the Commission’s ‘Charity fundraising: a guide to trustee duties (CC20)‘.