Sustainable funding round-up: August 2017

CAF releases report on donor behaviour and charitable giving

CAF’s UK Giving Report 2017 looks at donor behaviour, including the impact of Brexit on charitable giving. The report reveals insight on who gives to charity, how they give and which causes they are most likely to support.

ACF launches project to develop leading grant-making practice

The Association of Charitable Foundations, the membership body for the UK’s endowed foundations and charitable grant-making trusts, has launched the Stronger Foundations Project which will identify leading practice for foundations.

Changes to the Code of Fundraising Practice

Following its recent consultation, the Fundraising Regulator has announced changes to six sections of the Code of Fundraising Practice. The Code changes include new requirements regarding:

  • charity trustees
  • the fundraising ask
  • solicitation (disclosure) statements
  • raising concerns about fundraising practice (whistleblowing)
  • charity collection bags
  • fundraising agreements and monitoring third party compliance.

Three of the changes have no grace period and should be implemented immediately, while charities will have between one and three months in which to implement other changes.

On the fundraising blogs and articles

Other fundraising and sustainability news

Gambling Commission consulting on changes

The Gambling Commission is consulting on changes that will make it easier for consumers to understand where money raised from society lottery ticket sales is going. The consultation sets out proposals for new rules that seek to improve transparency for society lottery players. The consultation closes on 30 September 2017.

How to prepare for GDPR and data protection reform

NCVO has produced some very helpful guidance on how to prepare for GDPR as well as a more general page on data protection and GDPR with lots of useful information, links and resources. NCVO offers training on data protection and the GDPR for charities and voluntary organisations. This is delivered regularly at NCVO in London or bespoke at your premises.

Training and events

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Avatar photo Richard Sved is an NCVO sustainable funding consultant. He has worked and volunteered in the charity sector for 25 years. He has led the fundraising function (in-house and as an interim) for six national charities, including National Literacy Trust, Leap Confronting Conflict and Girlguiding.

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