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FRSB Responds to Minister’s Comments of Etherington Review Recommendations

In response to a statement from Minister for Civil Society, Rob Wilson, in which he stated that Government accepted the recommendations of Sir Stuart Etherington’s review of fundraising self-regulation, the Fundraising Standards Board (FRSB) says: “The Fundraising Standards Board welcomes the implementation of new measures that will strengthen fundraising regulation and provide greater protection for… Read more »

FRSB Response to the Review of Fundraising Self-Regulation

In response to the recommendations of the Review of Fundraising Self-Regulation released today (23rd September 2015), the Fundraising Standards Board (FRSB) has issued the following statement: “We are very disappointed that the review calls for the closure of the FRSB and a new body to be established to regulate fundraising. “For the past nine years,… Read more »

Andrew Hind Commences as FRSB Chair

At a Board meeting of the Fundraising Standards Board yesterday, Professor Andrew Hind CB was formally welcomed to his new post (commencing with immediate effect) as FRSB chair. His predecessor, Colin Lloyd was thanked for his dedication to the organisation and his leadership in setting up and guiding the regulatory body over the past nine… Read more »

Self-regulatory framework requires fundamental reform

Giving evidence to the Public Administration and Constitutional Affairs Select Committee (PACAC) on 8 September 2015, the Fundraising Standards Board (FRSB) said that fundamental reform of the current self-regulatory framework is essential. Key changes should include: An Independent Standards Committee (housed outside the Institute of Fundraising), with the FRSB being able to require changes to… Read more »

Charity data sharing practices to be investigated

FRSB to investigate Daily Mail allegations about charity data sharing practices In light of today’s lead story in the Daily Mail, the Fundraising Standards Board commits to investigate allegations about charity data sharing practices. Alistair McLean, Chief Executive of the Fundraising Standards Board (FRSB), says: “It is deeply concerning that anyone, not least someone who… Read more »

Code clarified on TPS requirements

Code change clarifies that organisations cannot call TPS registered donors without express consent The Fundraising Standards Board (FRSB) welcomes the change to the Code of Fundraising Practice, clarifying that charities must not make marketing calls to anyone registered on the Telephone Preference Service or Corporate Telephone Preference Service unless express consent is given. The Code… Read more »

Telephone Fundraising Summit Looks For Practice Clarity

Responding to recent concerns about telephone fundraising practices, the Fundraising Standards Board (FRSB) and the Institute of Fundraising (IoF) on Friday 31 July co-hosted a summit to review current practices and compliance with the Code of Fundraising Practice, TPS requirements and ICO guidance. The event included representatives from the Information Commissioner’s Office, Direct Marketing Association… Read more »

New FRSB Chair Appointed

Andrew Hind Appointed Chair of the Fundraising Standards Board Professor Andrew Hind CB has been appointed to lead the Fundraising Standards Board (FRSB) as Chair of the Board. He will commence his appointment at the FRSB Board meeting on 16th September 2015. Highly respected as an authority on charity governance and regulation with 30 years… Read more »

FRSB welcomes new measures to protect the vulnerable

Alistair McLean, Chief Executive of the FRSB said, “Having highlighted the need for greater safeguards for people in vulnerable circumstances a few weeks ago, we welcome the announcement that a new law will be introduced to ensure closer scrutiny of charities management of contracted fundraising agencies. Transparency and respect must be at the heart of… Read more »

Fundraising Self-regulatory Bodies Confirm Progress With Minister

The chief executives of the three fundraising bodies responsible for fundraising self-regulation yesterday met with the Minister for Civil Society to update him on the various actions that have been taken over the last few weeks around fundraising standards and planned activity for the future. Action taken by the Institute of Fundraising (IoF) following the… Read more »