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Fundraising Regulator’s Annual Complaints Report finds complaints about online fundraising increased by 252% during the pandemic

The Fundraising Regulator has published our Annual Complaints Report, which analyses complaints we have received, alongside complaints reported by some of the UK’s largest charities between 1 April 20...
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A transparent and fair Fundraising Levy

Alex Edmondson, Registration Service Manager at the Fundraising Regulator, explains how the fee structure for supporting the independent regulation of fundraising is calculated and how paying the levy...
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Leaving nothing to chance: what you need to know about lottery, free draw and prize competition fundraising

Gavin Doyle, Policy and Standards Officer at the Fundraising Regulator highlights some of the regulations fundraisers must follow when hosting a lottery, and things the public should be aware of when ...
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Coronavirus (COVID-19): Statement from Fundraising Regulator and Chartered Institute of Fundraising on getting back to fundraising

As formal Coronavirus (COVID-19) restrictions end in England and moves to change restrictions in place across the rest of the UK, the Fundraising Regulator and Chartered Institute of Fundraising advis...
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Reflecting on the past five years of fundraising and data protection regulation

Lord Toby Harris, Chair of the Fundraising Regulator and Elizabeth Denham CBE, the UK Information Commissioner, reflect on the past five years of fundraising and data protection regulation in the char...
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Four small words of great significance: the key values of fundraising practice

Gavin Doyle, Policy and Standards Officer at the Fundraising Regulator, shares why the fundraising values are essential for creating a positive fundraising experience.
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Self-reporting fundraising incidents

Catherine Orr, Head of Casework at the Fundraising Regulator, outlines our plans to develop a self-reporting pathway for organisations to follow when they identify that they may have breached the Code...
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Amendment to standard 12.6.2 (free draws) of the Code of Fundraising Practice

The Fundraising Regulator will be making a minor change to the current wording of standard 12.6.2 in the Code of Fundraising Practice to reflect more accurately the legislation which underpins the sta...
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Fundraising Regulator and Chartered Institute of Fundraising publish new guidance to support the return of in-person events and community fundraising

The Fundraising Regulator and Chartered Institute of Fundraising have today published two new pieces of guidance to support charitable organisations as they plan their return to in-person events and c...
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Coronavirus (COVID-19): Statement from Fundraising Regulator on the return to public fundraising - Withdrawn July 2021

The Government has announced that public fundraising can resume in England from 12 April 2021.
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Regulating fundraising as pandemic restrictions ease

Charlotte Urwin, Head of Policy at the Fundraising Regulator, outlines the work we are doing to ensure that fundraisers have timely advice, as and when restrictions on contact with others ease.
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Five years of fundraising regulation

Peter Lewis, former Chief Executive of the Chartered Institute of Fundraising, looks back at the five years since the Fundraising Regulator came into being, and how the fundraising sector and fundrais...
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Fundraising Regulator publishes its latest Annual Report and Accounts, which reflect the impact of Coronavirus on fundraising 

Today we published our latest Annual Report and Accounts, which highlight how we reprioritised our work amid the unprecedented challenges facing the fundraising sector from March 2020 onwards.
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Coronavirus (COVID-19): Statement from Fundraising Regulator and Chartered Institute of Fundraising - Withdrawn April 2021

Statement from the Fundraising Regulator and Chartered Institute of Fundraising following UK government announcements.
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Fundraising Regulator appoints new Head of Policy 

The Fundraising Regulator has appointed Charlotte Urwin as its new Head of Policy.
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Trust in fundraisers: reflections on our annual accountability event

Following our annual accountability event on 18 November 2019, Lord Toby Harris reflects on discussions on the topic of trust in fundraisers.
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Fundraising on Giving Tuesday

To mark Giving Tuesday, Gráinne Mathews, who leads Giving Tuesday UK for the Charities Aid Foundation, reflects on how charities have used the global fundraising movement to try new ways of fundraisin...
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Fundraising Regulator’s annual report highlights progress made to raise standards in fundraising

Today we published our annual report and accounts for 2018/19, which highlights the progress made to raise standards in fundraising.
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Questions your board should be asking about fundraising

To mark Trustees’ Week, Suzanne McCarthy, Chair of Depaul UK and board member of the Fundraising Regulator, writes about questions your board should be asking about fundraising.
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Five top tips to avoid fundraising fraud

Former Head of Policy Priya Warner shares five top tips to avoid fundraising fraud for International Charity Fraud Awareness Week.
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Navigating the Code of Fundraising Practice online

On 1 October 2019 the new Code of Fundraising Practice came into effect. Former Head of Policy Priya Warner writes about how we have brought the code to life on our website and how to navigate the new...
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Naming organisations that we investigate

Catherine Orr, Head of Casework, sets out the case for naming charities that we investigate as part of our complaints work.
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The ICO on Data Protection: 5 ways to build supporter trust

Richard Sisson, former Senior Policy Officer at the Information Commissioner’s Office, reflects on data protection essentials for charities and ways to build supporter confidence.
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Clothing collection bins: Statement by the Fundraising Regulator about notices and correspondence issued by "Compounding Action" and "Fundraising Bureau of Investigations"

A statement by the Fundraising Regulator.
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