News from United Kingdom

As Europe gears up for the introduction of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), a government-funded survey finds that less than half of UK charities have heard of the new data protection laws. 

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The Institute of Fundraising has launched the UK's first Public Fundraising Certification Programme for fundraisers working on the street, doorstep, private site or telephone, encouraging charities and fundraising agencies to strive towards excellent fundraising.

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A lack of Scotland-specific research and analysis of giving trends and fundraising practice, as well as of affordable professional development opportunities is holding back strategic development of the profession in the country, a new report from fundraising think tank Rogare reveals.

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