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.
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.
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.
A new regulatory system for charity fundraising in the UK is currently being established in the wake of a series of charity scandals that dominated the national media from May 2015 throughout the summer.