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Fundraising Regulator published much-anticipated preference proposals

By Mark Higgitt | August 25, 2016

The Fundraising Regulator’s much-anticipated proposals for the Fundraising Preference Service have been published.

The discussion paper outlines how the Regulator will enable individuals to only receive the fundraising communications they want and need.

The sector now has until the end of September to tell the Regulator what it thinks – a deadline that falls just 10 days after donorflex clients have the opportunity to debate the hot topic at the Preferences & Compliance Masterclass that will launch donorflex User Conference 2016.

Among the proposals are:

  • To ensure adequate scope of control, the FPS should apply to charities spending £100,000 a year or more on fundraising
  • The ability to register a vulnerable third-party member should be limited to those with power of attorney or the equivalent

“The Fundraising Regulator is guided by the principle that it should be as simple as possible for individuals to manage their communications with fundraisers," says the Fundraising Regulator’s Head of Policy, Gerald Oppenheim, who will be a leading voice on the DUC 2016 Masterclass panel of experts.

"We are confident that these proposals achieve that in a way that is fair for all."

The Regulator’s final response to the Levy and Registration discussion paper has also been published.

As originally proposed, the Regulator will implement scaled levy payments based on charities’ level of expenditure on fundraising activity.

However, based on responses received, small charities will pay less than originally proposed.

DUC Masterclass seats going fast

At the time of writing, fewer than 25 seats remain for the Masterclass.

We’re confident that the opportunity to engage with Gerald Oppenheim – as well as the Direct Marketing Association’s Head of Preference Services, John Mitchison, and Richard Marbrow, Senior Policy Advisor at the Information Commissioner’s Office – so close to the FR deadline will trigger a late flurry of bookings.

If you wish to make or amend a booking to join the Masterclass, please click this DUC 2016 agenda link and study the booking details at the foot of the article.

Further reading

For more details, please click this Fundraising Regulator proposals link.

To download the Fundraising Regulator final proposals report, click the link.