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

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 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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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 the...
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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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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...
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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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Publication

Code of Fundraising Practice response paper: closed December 2017

In the winter of 2017 we consulted on changes to the Code of Fundraising Practice. This response paper was released in February 2018.
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Publication

Code of Fundraising Practice consultation 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 discussion paper w...
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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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Publication

Code of Fundraising Practice consultation paper: closed December 2017

In the winter of 2017 we consulted on changes to the Code of Fundraising Practice. This discussion paper was released in October 2017. Comments were invited until Friday 8 December 2017.
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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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Consultation response

ICO GDPR Consent Guidance - response from the Fundraising Regulator

A response from the Fundraising Regulator to the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) consultation on GDPR Consent Guidance.
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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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Publication

Business Plan 2016-18

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