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Useful guidance, summaries of our investigations, and publications for donors and fundraisers.

Guidance

GDPR briefing: fundraising

The Fundraising Regulator has worked with the Institute of Fundraising to produce 6 briefings on GDPR. These “bitesize” guides are designed to be as accessible and as relevant as possible for fundraisers. This briefing paper focuses on what GDPR means in terms of fundraising.
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Guidance

GDPR briefing: introduction

The Fundraising Regulator has worked with the Institute of Fundraising to produce 6 briefings on GDPR. These “bitesize” guides are designed to be as accessible and as relevant as possible for fundraisers. This briefing paper focuses on a general introduction to GDPR.
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Publication

Code of Fundraising Practice response paper: closed December 2017

In the winter of 2017 we consulted on changes to the Code of Fundraising Practice. This response paper was released in February 2018.
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Publication

Code of Fundraising Practice consultation paper: closed February and March 2018

In the spring of 2018 we consulted on changes to the Code of Fundraising Practice, with a specific focus on complaints handing, TPS compliance and online fundraising platforms. This discussion paper was released in February 2018 setting out proposals for the changes. Comments were invited until 28 February 2018 for parts A and B and 14 March 2018 for part C.
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Publication

Code of Fundraising Practice consultation paper: closed December 2017

In the winter of 2017 we consulted on changes to the Code of Fundraising Practice. This discussion paper was released in October 2017. Comments were invited until Friday 8 December 2017.
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Closed consultation

Consultation on the Code of Fundraising Practice: closed December 2017

In the winter of 2017 we consulted on changes to the Code of Fundraising Practice, with a specific focus on encompassing developments in the law and guidance on data protection.
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Guidance

Safer giving advice

Advice for the public on safer giving and what to look out for.
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Guidance

Questions to ask fundraisers

Six questions that all fundraisers should be able to answer to help you to give safely.
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Consultation response

ICO GDPR Consent Guidance - response from the Fundraising Regulator

A response from the Fundraising Regulator to the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) consultation on GDPR Consent Guidance.
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Guidance

Fundraising preference service: quick guide

A quick guide about the fundraising preference service aimed at smaller charities.
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Rulebook

Door-to-door fundraising rulebook

How fundraisers approaching households are expected to behave. It includes:
1. approaching households respectfully;
2. the time of day that fundraisers may knock; and
3. fundraisers' responsibilities regarding no-cold-calling zones and door stickers.
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Rulebook

Private site fundraising rulebook

Site-specific standards which apply to fundraisers working in local areas.
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Publication

Business Plan 2016-18

Our Business Plan sets out the annual objectives that will allow the Fundraising Regulator to achieve the outcomes in its Strategic Plan.
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Publication

Annual Report and Accounts 2016/17

Our annual report and financial statements for the year ending 31 March 2017.
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Publication

Annual Review 2016/17

Our annual review provides a snapshot of the progress that the Fundraising Regulator has made in the first year of operation.
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Publication

Code of Fundraising Practice consultation response: closed April 2017

In the spring of 2017 we consulted on changes to the Code of Fundraising Practice. This response paper was released in July 2017.
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Publication

Complaints report 2016

A report about complaints received by the Fundraising Regulator and the charity sector about fundraising in 2016.

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Guidance

Data protection library: General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) guidance and information

Find out what GDPR is about.
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Closed consultation

Consultation on the Code of Fundraising Practice: closed April 2017

In the spring of 2017 we consulted on changes to the Code of Fundraising Practice, with a specific focus on monitoring arrangements between charities and third parties, oversight of fundraising activities by trustees and requesting donations from people in vulnerable circumstances.
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Publication

Code of Fundraising Practice consultation paper: closed April 2017

In the spring of 2017 we consulted on changes to the Code of Fundraising Practice. This discussion paper was released in February 2017. Comments were invited until Friday 28 April 2017.
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Investigation report

Decision: Neet Feet Ltd and eight charities

The Fundraising Regulator’s decision following an investigation into Neet Feet Ltd and eight charities
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Guidance

The charities (protection and social investment) Act 2016

This page provides guidance on the Charities (Protection and Social Investment) Act 2016 which came into force July 2016, with some provisions coming into force on 1st November 2016. See our Frequently Asked Questions for further information on fundraiser responsibilities in relation to the Act.
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Closed consultation

Consultation on registration and levy: closed July 2016

In the summer of 2016 we consulted on arrangements for funding the Fundraising Regulator through a registration and levy system.
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Publication

Registration and levy consultation response: closed July 2016

In the summer of 2016 we consulted on arrangements for funding the Fundraising Regulator through a registration and levy system. This response was released in August 2016.
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