Robert Nieri and Georgina Farmer discuss the steps charities must take to ensure compliance with new fundraising rules and guidance

While 2015 was noteworthy for scrutiny and censure of charities, 2016 has been the year of increasing regulation to help restore public trust and confidence.

The Etherington report, ‘Regulating fundraising for the future’, concluded the approach to self-regulation was not working. The review panel expressed a desire to reconnect charitable values with fundraising practice and ensure effective oversight by trustees and management. Attention in recent years has focused on the effectiveness of the Charity Commission as regulator of the sector, but Etherington’s report has quickly led to the establishment of the Fundraising Regulator and the imminent Fun...

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