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

Publication

Registration and levy consultation paper: closed July 2016

In the summer of 2016 we consulted on arrangements for funding the Fundraising Regulator through a registration and levy system. This discussion paper was released in June 2016 and comments were invited until 22 July 2016.
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Publication

Code of Fundraising Practice response paper: closed November 2018

In the spring 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. This paper summarising our response was published in June 2019 specifying changes to the code.
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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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Publication

Mapping the code changes

Wondering where old sections of the code have gone? The following guide is designed to help you understand what’s changed and where you can find standards in the new code.
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Publication

Complaints report 2017/18

A report about complaints received by the Fundraising Regulator and the charity sector about fundraising, between 1 April 2017 and 31 August 2018.
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Investigation report

Decision: International Liberty Association

The Fundraising Regulator's decision following an investigation into the fundraising methods of International Liberty Association (ILA).
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Consultation response

Charities SORP Committee Governance Review 2018-19 - response from the Fundraising Regulator

A response from the Fundraising Regulator to the Charities SORP Committee Governance Review 2018-19.
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Publication

Annual Report and Accounts 2017/18

Our annual report and financial statements for the period ending 31 March 2018.
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Publication

Annual Report and Accounts 2017/18 (Apr-Aug)

Our annual reports and financial statements for the period ending 31 August 2018.
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Consultation response

ICO consultation on a direct marketing code of practice – response from the Fundraising Regulator

A response from the Fundraising Regulator to the Information Commissioners Office consultation on a direct marketing code of practice.
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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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Consultation response

Consultation on the charity digital code – response from the Fundraising Regulator

A response from the Fundraising Regulator to the consultation on the charity digital code.
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Consultation response

NCVO consultation on a charity code of ethics – response from the Fundraising Regulator

A response from the Fundraising Regulator to the NCVO (The National Council for Voluntary Organisations) consultation on a charity code of ethics.
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Publication

Code of Fundraising Practice consultation paper: closed November 2018

In the spring 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. This discussion paper was released in September 2018 setting out proposals for the changes. Comments were invited until Friday 16 November 2018.
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Publication

Strategic plan 2018-21

The strategic plan sets out the longer term outcomes of the Fundraising Regulator to be reached over the next three years. It includes information on our budget, mission and values.
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Publication

Business Plan 2018/19

Our Business Plan sets out the annual objectives that will allow the Fundraising Regulator to achieve the outcomes in its three-year Strategic Plan.
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Guidance

Charity challenge events

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

Annual Review 2017/18

Our annual review provides a snapshot of the progress that the Fundraising Regulator has made in our second year of operation.
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Investigation report

Decision: The President's Club Charitable Trust

The Fundraising Regulator’s decision following an investigation into the Presidents Club Charitable Trust.
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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 to be able to make an informed decision to donate.
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Guidance

Quick guide - Telephone preference service (TPS) compliance checking

A quick guide to check telephone preference service compliance
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Publication

The Fundraising Promise

This promise outlines the commitment made to donors and the public by fundraising organisations which register with the Fundraising Regulator. Those who register with the regulator agree to ensure their fundraising is legal, open, honest and respectful. The standards for fundraising are set out in the Code of Fundraising Practice.
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Guidance

Online fundraising - advice and guidance for the public

Guidance 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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Publication

Code of Fundraising Practice response paper: 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. This response paper was released in June 2018.
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