Free GDPR guidance to equip fundraisers


​Invaluable guide published ahead of 25 May deadline 

27th February 2018 by Robert Armour 0 Comments

Joint guidance intended to fully equip fundraisers ahead of new GDPR legislation has been published.

The guidance, published by the Institute of Fundraising and the Fundraising Regulator, has been broken down into six four-page reports intended for easy navigation and gives specific guidance on fundraising, community fundraising, corporate fundraising, legacies and trust fundraising.

GDPR -  otherwise know as general data protection regulation - rules come into force on 25 May this year.  

Daniel Fluskey, head of policy and external affairs at the IoF, said: “We are delighted to have been able to work with the Fundraising Regulator and ICO to produce these new resources. It’s essential that fundraisers get GDPR right.

“We know that fundraisers have had questions over how the law will apply in practice and hope that these new guidance pieces help to demystify GDPR and enable fundraisers to plan their work to give supporters the best experience of fundraising.”

The free guidance is supported by regulators and membership bodies across the UK, including: the Charity Commission, NCVO, WCVA, Charity Commission for Northern Ireland and the Scottish Independent Fundraising Panel.