News from United Kingdom
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.
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.