You are here

Fundraising regulator: a new dawn for the third sector

Charities are on the right path amid ongoing reforms, writes Matt Rogers

2 October 2015

The death of pensioner Olive Cooke certainly ?lit the touch paper of fundraising reform as the British media and public expressed their collective outrage at the lengths some charities will go to for donations. Consequently, a number of developments surfaced, culminating in last week’s government-ordered review of the charity sector, led by the National Council for Voluntary Organisations (NCVO).

In its review, the NCVO’s chief executive, Sir Stuart Etherington, described the self-regulation ?of fundraising as ‘no longer fit ?for purpose’. Instead, a new regulatory model was put forward, which has been praised by the fundraising sector.

Defence model

The NCVO’s new regulatory solution is built on a ‘three lines of defence’ model. Initially, trustees would be accountable for a charity’s fundraising activities by ensuring they comply with the law and ethical standards. Where malpractice occurs, th...

Want to read on?

This article is part of our subscription-based access. Please pick one of the options below to continue.

Already registered? Login to access premium content

SUBSCRIBE for one User

Unlimited access to the entire SJ website for a full year for one user.

  • 10 issues a year delivered to you
  • Digital edition of the magazine for one user – sent to your inbox or accessible through the website
  • Access to premium content on the website
  • Access to the fully searchable online archive of Solicitors Journal, Managing Partner and Private Client Adviser, which spans over 13 years
  • Weekly email newsletter with all the latest news, analysis and features
  • Comment on SJ content and contribute to the SJ community online
  • Advanced search feature
  • Online support
  • Access to SJ app compatible with Android and Apple devices – coming soon!
  • 6 special focuses per year
  • Special offers and discounts on Solicitors Journal and IICJ events

Subscribe

CORPORATE SUBSCRIPTION

Your department or entire firm can subscribe to Solicitors Journal online, providing easy access for all who require it. Discount corporate subscription rates apply, based on number of users.

The Corporate IP Licence includes:

  • Digital copy of the magazine sent to individuals’ inboxes and accessible through the website. Solicitors Journal publishes 10 issues per year
  • Unlimited access to premium content on the website based on IP addresses
  • Unlimited access to the fully searchable online archive of Solicitors Journal, Managing Partner and Private Client Adviser, which spans over 13 years
  • Weekly email newsletter with all the latest news, analysis and features
  • Comment on SJ content and contribute to the SJ community online (username required)
  • Unlimited access to SJ app compatible with Android and Apple devices
  • 6 special focuses per year
  • Special offers and discounts on Solicitors Journal and IICJ events

The Corporate IP Licence is tailored to your firm, making it the most cost effective way for the firm to access Solicitors Journal, and enables the firm to remain compliant with copyright and our Terms and Conditions. This gives you the ability to print and circulate articles within the firm.

To enquire about a Corporate IP Licence for your firm, please contact our Subscriptions Manager on emily.beechey@solicitorsjournal.com.