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Fundraising Regulator appoints three new board members

The Fundraising Regulator has appointed three new members to its board for initial three-year terms; Guy Parker, Martin Price, and Reshard Auladin.
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Coronavirus (COVID-19): advice on fundraising

We will update this Coronavirus (COVID-19) advice on fundraising as more information on the developing situation emerges. Please share this advice with your fundraising teams and contact us if you have any further questions. This advice was updated on 30 March 2020.
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Regulators urge safe giving as communities respond to Coronavirus pandemic

The Charity Commission and Fundraising Regulator today urged people to ‘give safely’ as people continue to respond with generosity in the current crisis.
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Coronavirus (COVID-19): Statement from the Fundraising Regulator and Institute of Fundraising

Statement from the Fundraising Regulator and Institute of Fundraising (IoF) following the government’s advice on social distancing.
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Fundraising Regulator’s registrant survey reveals that 92% of respondents engaged with the revised Code of Fundraising Practice

The Fundraising Regulator publishes findings from its first registrant survey.
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Fundraising Regulator publishes Complaints Report 2018/19

The Fundraising Regulator publishes a report on fundraising complaints it received, and those reported by the charity sector, in 2018/19.
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Fundraising Regulator commissions independent evaluation of the Fundraising Preference Service

The Fundraising Regulator has commissioned an independent evaluation of the Fundraising Preference Service (FPS) and is seeking the views of charities.
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Refining our complaints process

Catherine Orr, Head of Casework, reflects upon the findings from our first external review and the learning that we have implemented as a result.
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Fundraising Regulator publishes new Charities (Protection and Social Investment) Act 2016 guidance

The Fundraising Regulator publishes new guidance after finding that only 40% of charities are fully compliant with fundraising reporting requirements in the Charities (Protection and Social Investment) Act 2016.
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What we’ve learned from answering enquiries from charities and the public

Edward Brown, Standards Officer, writes about what we’ve learned from answering enquiries from charities and the public
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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 fundraising.
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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

Our 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. Our Head of Policy Priya Warner writes about how we have brought the code to life on our website and how to navigate the new layout.
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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, 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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Strengthening our presence in Northern Ireland

Joanne McDowell joins the Fundraising Regulator as our Northern Ireland Manager from 3 September 2019.
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We need to work together to grow public trust in fundraising

Lord Toby Harris, Chair of the Fundraising Regulator, discusses our latest research on public awareness, trust and expectations.
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New fundraising code published

The new code is easier to use and navigate, with plain English, a new structure and a glossary.
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Safer giving of Zakat during Ramadan

Ebadur Rahman, Co-Founder of MuslimGiving explains why Ramadan is an important time for fundraising, and how to make sure you donations go to the right place.
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Dealing with complaints more effectively

Using findings from the Complaints Report 2017-18, Gerald Oppenheim explains what key lessons charities can learn to handle complaints effectively.
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