NI law society provides translated leaflets

The Law Society of Northern Ireland has published various translated information leaflets on legal matters.

They have been translated by students into 9 languages including Chinese and Arabic, covering topics such as property, claiming asylum, making a will. They are available for download from both the Society’s publications section and a news item on Community NI website. Hard copies are available on request from the Society or solicitor firms throughout Northern Ireland.

Interim fundraising complaints system for N Ireland

With progress on developing arrangements for fundraising regulation for Northern Ireland expected in the autumn, an announcement on the NICVA web pages appeared 29th November.

An NI Fundraising Regulation Working Group has now been established – a “starting point for a full consultation on the way forward”.

The article details the working group membership and its remit:

  • Produce an options appraisal for the proposed options for NI which could be used as an engagement tool by the sector.
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Details on the Fundraising Preference Service

Plans for the promised Fundraising Preference Service, being set up by the Fundraising Regulator, have been announced. It is due to be launched in spring/early summer 2017 and will

enable individuals to select charities that they no longer want to receive any communications from. 

The ‘reset button’ which had been originally expected has become an opt-out from particular charities specified by the individual, covering all charities and all forms of communication (email, text, telephone and addressed mail). » Continue reading news item ... “Details on the Fundraising Preference Service”

NI charity regulator opens up data

The Charity Commission for Northern Ireland is embracing Open Data, according to its news release. It is one of the first non-departmental bodies to take the step, as part of a public sector drive towards greater transparency.

It will make information it holds open to third parties, in an accessible format, covering:

  • Charities that are listed on the public register of charities including details of their purposes, beneficiaries and public address
  • Charity income and expenditure – added as charities complete their annual monitoring return
  • Data generated through research undertaken into public trust and confidence in charities in Northern Ireland.
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Scotland says no to Fundraising Preference Service

The new fundraising regulation regime in Scotland is not going to follow the route taken in England and Wales of promoting the use of the imminent Fundraising Preference Service, which will allow people to opt-out of contacts with fundraisers.

The Fundraising Regulator (for England and Wales) has expressed dismay at this decision, according to Third Force News. The Scottish Fundraising Implementation Group, set up to develop a set of standards for the industry in Scotland, is telling Scottish charities they shouldn’t feel they have to engage with the FPS. » Continue reading news item ... “Scotland says no to Fundraising Preference Service”