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Resource library

Useful guidance, summaries of our investigations, and publications for donors and fundraisers.

Guidance

The Charities (Protection and Social Investment) Act 2016: Fundraising reporting requirements guidance 

Good practice guidance on meeting the reporting requirements in Section 13 of the Charities (Protection and Social Investment) Act 2016.
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Closed consultation

Consultation on the Code of Fundraising Practice: closed November 2018

In the autumn of 2018 we consulted on changes to the Code of Fundraising Practice, with a specific focus on the style, presentation, clarity and accessibility of the code.
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Guidance

Charity clothing collections

Advice for the public from Fundraising Regulator and Local Government Association on charity clothing collection bags.
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Guidance

Charity challenge events

10 tips for taking part in events run by challenge event companies
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Guidance

Guidance for fundraising platforms: 5 focus areas for donor transparency

The Fundraising Regulator analysed information provided to donors across eighteen well-known platforms. This guidance represents the minimum standard of information we would expect to see for donors t...
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Closed consultation

Consultation on the Code of Fundraising Practice: closed February and March 2018

In the spring of 2018 we consulted on changes to the Code of Fundraising Practice, with a specific focus on complaints handing, TPS compliance and online fundraising platforms.
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Guidance

Quick guide - Telephone preference service (TPS) compliance checking

Numbers listed on the Telephone Preference Service (TPS) register must not be called without consent. This quick guide is designed to help fundraising organisations understand when they need to check ...
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Guidance

Online fundraising - advice and guidance for the public

This guidance is designed to highlight the key things you need to know about online fundraising platforms, whether you are setting up an appeal of your own, or donating to an existing one.
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Guidance

Complaints handling guidance

Guidance to help fundraising organisations when dealing with complaints about fundraising, setting out how the Fundraising Regulator defines a complaint and how organisations are expected to handle th...
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Guidance

Cyber security: a small charity guide

A short guide aimed at small charities to explain how to improve cyber security.
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Guidance

GDPR briefing: community fundraising

The Fundraising Regulator has worked with the Institute of Fundraising to produce 6 briefings on GDPR. These “bitesize” guides are designed to be as accessible and as relevant as possible for fundrais...
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Guidance

GDPR briefing: introduction

The Fundraising Regulator has worked with the Institute of Fundraising to produce 6 briefings on GDPR. These “bitesize” guides are designed to be as accessible and as relevant as possible for fundrais...
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Guidance

GDPR briefing: fundraising

The Fundraising Regulator has worked with the Institute of Fundraising to produce 6 briefings on GDPR. These “bitesize” guides are designed to be as accessible and as relevant as possible for fundrais...
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Guidance

GDPR briefing: corporate fundraising

The Fundraising Regulator has worked with the Institute of Fundraising to produce 6 briefings on GDPR. These “bitesize” guides are designed to be as accessible and as relevant as possible for fundrais...
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Guidance

GDPR briefing: legacies

The Fundraising Regulator has worked with the Institute of Fundraising to produce 6 briefings on GDPR. These “bitesize” guides are designed to be as accessible and as relevant as possible for fundrais...
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Guidance

GDPR briefing: charitable trust fundraising

The Fundraising Regulator has worked with the Institute of Fundraising to produce 6 briefings on GDPR. These “bitesize” guides are designed to be as accessible and as relevant as possible for fundrais...
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Closed consultation

Consultation on the Code of Fundraising Practice: closed December 2017

In the winter of 2017 we consulted on changes to the Code of Fundraising Practice, with a specific focus on encompassing developments in the law and guidance on data protection.
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Guidance

Questions to ask fundraisers

Six questions that all fundraisers should be able to answer to help you to give safely.
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Guidance

Safer giving advice

This guidance is designed to provide practical advice to help you avoid fraudsters and scams, and make sure your money goes to support genuine charities.
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Closed consultation

Consultation on the Code of Fundraising Practice: closed April 2017

In the spring of 2017 we consulted on changes to the Code of Fundraising Practice, with a specific focus on monitoring arrangements between charities and third parties, oversight of fundraising activi...
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Guidance

Data protection library: General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) guidance and information

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) became effective on 25 May 2018. This guidance summarises the resources available to help fundraising organisations comply with data protection legislatio...
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Closed consultation

Consultation on registration and levy: closed July 2016

In the summer of 2016 we consulted on arrangements for funding the Fundraising Regulator through a registration and levy system.
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