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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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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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Opinion

Effective regulation, effective fundraising, effective charities

A response from Chief Executive Gerald Oppenheim to David Ainsworth of Civil Society.
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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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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

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

From The Blob to Lex Luther

From B movies to superheros, the launch of our new website!
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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 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 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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Fundraising Code updated on TPS Assured Certification

The Code of Fundraising Practice has been updated following consultation earlier this year. It stresses the need for compliance with the legal requirements of the Telephone Preference Service (TPS).
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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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Kieron James appointed as Board Member

Kieron James, founder of the Wonderful Organisation, will join the Fundraising Regulator board in July.
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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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New rules for online fundraising platforms

New rules and guidance published by the Fundraising Regulator outlining the responsibilities for online fundraising platforms.
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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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Code of Fundraising Practice updated in line with GDPR

Updates have been made to the Code of Fundraising Practice to incorporate the General Data Protection Regulation, and took effect on 25th May.
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News

Campaign raises awareness of Fundraising Preference Service

76,000 leaflets promoting the Fundraising Preference Service and the Fundraising Regulator are arriving in doctor's surgeries across England, Wales and Northern Ireland.
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Guidance

Reporting requirements of the Charities Act 2016

This note provides guidance on the reporting requirements in the Charities (Protection and Social Investment) Act 2016 which came into force for accounting periods beginning on or
after 1st November 2016. The new reporting requirements apply to charities which are reporting from 2018.
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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 the complaints they receive.
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