Report of the Fundraising Regulator’s Annual Event

Last week I joined almost 500 others to attend the Fundraising Regulator’s virtual annual event, and the headlines were:

  • A new self-reporting tool has been launched for when an organisation feels it may have breached the Code of Fundraising Practice
  • Last year 13,000 people use the Fundraising Preference Service, a small increase on the previous year
  • The proportion of complaints about lotteries and free draws increased
  • 5,000 organisations are registered with the Fundraising Regulator (out of a total of 170,000 charities according to the Charities Commission)
  • Future plans include refreshing the guidance on the website, and a review of the Code of Fundraising Practice next year

I do wonder what proportion of the charities not registered (the other 165,000!) even know about the Code of Fundraising Practice? If you haven’t looked at it for a while, I would encourage you to do so