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Code changes 2018

Summary of code changes made over the last 12 months
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Grant makers and trusts

There are many sources of funding available for charities through grant makers, trusts and foundations. Most of these will grant funding according to specific criteria, for example specifying that a particular type of charitable purpose and/or geographical area must benefit. As such it is important that organisations research potential funders before applying.
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Direct Debit fundraising: door to door

Door-to-door collections allow charities to engage with supporters in their community at a time when they are at home. Many donations received in this way are regular gifts, so it also helps charities to plan ahead.

Door-to-door fundraising gives potential donors a chance to support in a secure, convenient way through a one-off or regular gift.
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Communications and advertising

Charities publicise their cause in many different ways, including TV, radio, print, posters, online display, leaflets/brochures and direct marketing. Whatever method is used, fundraisers must be sensitive to their audiences, providing clear information for donors about their fundraising request to enable them to make an informed decision.
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Full fundraising code (printable)

The full Fundraising Code in a printable pdf format
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Complaints

We help protect donors and encourage best practice in fundraising.

We investigate complaints about poor fundraising practice and our Fundraising Preference Service allows you to control what you receive from fundraisers.

Learn more about what you can and cannot complain about, and how, on our Make a complaint page.
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Charities spending over £100,000 on fundraising

If you’re a registered charity in England, Wales or Northern Ireland with fundraising costs of £100,000 or more, please pay our annual levy to register.
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Complain About Us

Make a complaint about the Fundraising Regulator.
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Registration

Registering with us shows that you’re serious about fundraising. Registered organisations help promote best practice, defend the sector and demonstrate compliance with the law. Registering also opens up more fundraising opportunities.
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Twitter Policy

The Fundraising Regulator twitter policy sets out how it manages it's Twitter handle, including hashtags and who it follows.
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Privacy policy

The Fundraising Regulator's privacy policy sets out how it uses personal data, what data is collected, where it is held and how to access information about this.
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Other organisations

Useful information for the public and fundraisers on topics surrounding fundraising and regulation for the charity sector.
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20.0 Handling donations

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19.0 Payment of fundraisers

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18.0 Legacies

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17.0 Static collections

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16.0 Public collections

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15.0 Events

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14.0 Fundraising through payroll giving

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13.0 Raffles and lotteries

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12.0 Corporate partnerships

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11.0 Major donors

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10.0 Trusts

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9.0 Digital media

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