Fundraising Regulator Recommendations
The Fundraising Regulator has recently made some recommendations when capturing and managing data.
More information can be found here.
2017 Annual Conference
The dates for the Annual Lotteries Council Conference this year have been confirmed as the 10th and 11th May 2017.
More information to follow.
Society lotteries raised record amount in 2015/16
The Council has recently announced that a record £208 million was raised in 2015/16.
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Lotteries Council Announces New Chair
The new chair of The Lotteries Council will be Jo Bucci, it has been announced.
Jo Bucci, Managing Director of People’s Postcode Lottery, said she was honoured to accept the role.
Press release available here.
Charity Commission publishes guidance on new fundraising rules
The Charity Commission has released guidance on new fundraising rules that come into effect today as part of the Charities Act 2016.
The “non-legal” document, titled CC15d, outlines rules on two key areas, including the reporting duties of trustees and charities working with professional fundraisers. In particular it points to rules surrounding the need for agreements between charities and professional fundraisers and commercial participators – including requirements for charities to effectively monitor professional fundraisers. It also points to the duty for professional fundraisers to protect the public, including vulnerable people, from “unreasonably intrusive” or “persistent fundraising approaches and undue pressure to donate”. Auditing guidance outlined by the regulator, includes the need for registered charities to include additional information about fundraising practices in annual accounts – including how they work with professional fundraisers and deal with fundraising complaints.