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Commercial participators: how to find the right one for you

What is a commercial participator and how can your charity choose the right one? Jane Montague explains the value commercial participators offer and how to avoid the sharks.
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Guidance
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Charity clothing collections

Advice for the public from Fundraising Regulator and Local Government Association on charity clothing collection bags.
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Events and webinars for the Code consultation

We are attending events and webinars to encourage response to the latest Code consultation. Respond by Friday 16 November.
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Opinion
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Back to basics on fundraising standards

The latest consultation aims to make the Code of Fundraising Practice accessible to everyone. Stephen Service explains why we need your feedback.
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Important alert: FPS spoof email

We do not ask for money for the Fundraising Preference Service. If you receive an email to say an invoice for the service is due, please contact us.
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Code of fundraising practice: consultation opens

A consultation on the accessibility of the Code of Fundraising Practice. It aims ensure the Code is a straightforward and practical tool for fundraisers and the public. Respond by Friday 16 November.
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Opinion
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Effective regulation, effective fundraising, effective charities

A response from Chief Executive Gerald Oppenheim to David Ainsworth of Civil Society.
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Publication
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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 budget, mission and values.
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Business plan 2018-19

The business plan sets out the shorter term objectives that will allow the Fundraising Regulator to achieve the outcomes in the strategic plan. It includes information on budget, governance and staff structure.
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Business and strategic plans published

The 2018-19 business plan and three year strategic plan for 2018-2021 have been published today. They set out the long term outcomes and shorter term objectives of the Fundraising Regulator.
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Guidance
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Charity challenge events

10 tips for taking part in events run by challenge event companies
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Annual review event marks second birthday and a successful year

The success of the past year is reflected on at the annual review event for the Fundraising Regulator.
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Opinion
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From The Blob to Lex Luther

From B movies to superheros, the launch of our new website!
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Publication
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Annual review 2017/18

The 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 into The President’s Club

An investigation into the President’s Club Charitable Trust follows reports of the behaviour alleged to have taken place in January of this year. Our investigation sought to establish whether the President’s Club had appropriate systems in place to commission and monitor fundraising undertaken on its behalf.
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Investigation
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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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Investigation
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Decision: Brain Tumour Research

The final decision following an investigation by the Fundraising Regulator into the fundraising practices of Brain Tumour Research.
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Investigation
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A complaint about lottery fundraising: Mr Z

Mr Z entered a charity’s lottery and won a one-of-a-kind item but found that the certificate of authenticity had a laser printed signature. He said this could reduce the value of the item and felt he was misled into entering the lottery.
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Investigation
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A complaint about unwanted charity bags: Mr Y

Mr Y received a charity clothing collection bag from an agency working for a charity, despite having a ‘no charity bag’ sign on his door.
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Investigation
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A complaint about volunteer fundraising: Mr W

Mr W used an online giving platform to organise a race to raise money for a town in Africa. His intention was to organise the race every year until the local people could organise it instead.
He agreed with a charity that the money raised would be given to them, and that the charity would then pass money to him each year as needed. But he’s now in a disagreement with the charity about what should happen to the money raised.
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Investigation
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A complaint about misleading fundraising: Mr U

Mr U complained to a charity because he thought they were making exaggerated statements in one of their campaigns. He wasn’t satisfied with their response.
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Investigation
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A complaint about misleading fundraising: Mr S and Ms T

Mr S and Ms T alleged that the charity was making false statements on its website while fundraising.
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Investigation
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A complaint about misleading fundraising: the R family

Mr and Mrs R’s son is a member of a local charitable sports club. The club asked Mr and Mrs R to raise £800 so they could send a team to a sporting event. But Mr and Mrs R thought this amount was more than they needed.
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