News from United Kingdom

With the UK preparing for the General Election on 8 June, the Institute of Fundraising (IoF) has launched a campaign to ensure that the role of fundraisers is recognised by every political party, and that fundraising is supported and celebrated by MPs from all parties in the next Parliament.

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Voluntary giving may have plateaued in the UK and small charities must act now to ensure their future, the Foundation for Social Improvement (FSI) has said.

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Fundraising Convention (Institute of Fundraising)

Europe’s largest national fundraising conference, the UK’s Fundraising Convention 2017, is now available at a discounted rate to all members of European national fundraising associations within EFA’s network.

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After a two-year investigation, the Information Commissioner’s Office has issued fines to 11 charities for historic breaches of the Data Protection Act. The penalties amount to a total of £138,000 (around €162,000).

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