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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 fundraisers.

This briefing focuses on legacy fundraising and what GDPR means for practice in these areas.
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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 fundraisers.

This briefing focuses on corporate fundraising and what GDPR means for practice in these areas.
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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 fundraisers. This briefing paper focuses on what GDPR means in terms of fundraising.
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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 fundraisers. This briefing paper focuses on a general introduction to GDPR.
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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 fundraisers. This briefing focuses on community fundraising, and what GDPR means for practice in this area.
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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 fundraisers.

This briefing focuses on charitable trust fundraising and what GDPR means for practice in these areas.
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News

'Bite-size' GDPR guidance released

The Institute of Fundraising (IoF) and the Fundraising Regulator are today releasing joint guidance on GDPR which has been reviewed and co-badged by the Information Commissioner’s Office.
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News

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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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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Guidance

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

Find out what GDPR is about.
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Data protection

Many charities use individuals' personal data to better target their fundraising communications and maintain supporter records.

The General Data Protection Regulation (enacted in the UK as the Data Protection Act 2018) came into effect in May 2018. This introduces new legal requirements for all organisations that process individuals' personal data. It also gives individuals more control over their own personal data.
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Opinion

The ICO on Data Protection: 5 ways to build supporter trust

Richard Sisson, Senior Policy Officer at the Information Commissioner’s Office, reflects on data protection essentials for charities and ways to build supporter confidence.
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Grant makers and trusts

There are many sources of funding available for charities through grant makers, trusts and foundations. Most of these will grant funding according to specific criteria, for example specifying that a particular type of charitable purpose and/or geographical area must benefit. As such it is important that organisations research potential funders before applying.
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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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Legacy Fundraising

Legacy fundraising is the practice of asking individuals to leave a gift to a charity in their Will. Legacies can be a sensitive issue for individuals and their families. So fundraisers need to ensure that they have acted appropriately and respectfully when seeking such donations and in following up on the donor’s wishes.
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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 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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News

Being a trustee has never been so challenging or rewarding

Lord Michael Grade, chair of the Fundraising Regulator talks about his time as a trustee and why trusteeship has never been so important.
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News

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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News

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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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

Code of Fundraising Practice consultation paper: closed April 2017

In the spring of 2017 we consulted on changes to the Code of Fundraising Practice. This discussion paper was released in February 2017. Comments were invited until Friday 28 April 2017.
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