News from United Kingdom
On receiving Royal Assent last month, the UK Charities Act has now become law.
After criticism of charity fundraising practices during last year, new clauses have been added to the Charities (Protection and Social Investment) Bill to address fundraising and the Charity Commission’s powers have been extended.
Relationship fundraising should be rethought if it is to deliver the best experience for the donor, according to a review by fundraising think tank, Rogare.
Less than one year after newspaper headlines accused UK fundraisers of being ‘aggressive’ and hounding a volunteer poppy seller to her death, the sector is primed for the introduction of a new fundraising regulator and additional laws governing fundraising and the protection of older people.
The UK's face-to-face fundraising trade body, the Public Fundraising Association (PFRA), has created an innovative interactive e-Learning platform for face-to-face fundraisers. Developed in partnership with award-winning developer, Sponge UK, the system allows PFRA members free access to four challenging online modules.