Good Fundraising website to support Scottish fundraisers


The Scottish Fundraising Standards Panel has launched the new site to ensure charities are familiar with guidelines 

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30th June 2017 by Susan Smith 0 Comments

Scottish fundraisers looking for advice and guidance on good practise and how to abide by fundraising rules have a new resource.

The Scottish Fundraising Standards Panel has launched a new Good Fundraising website with information and case studies designed to clarify how best to fundraise.

The site also gives advice on how to make a complaint about a Scottish charity’s fundraising and how charities should manage any complaints they received.

The panel’s chair Alison Elliot said: “Our aim is to help fundraisers to be confident about how they raise money for charities and to make sure that donors are comfortable about giving. Getting that relationship right will be good for charities and the people they support.

“You’ll find out more about how we plan to do that on our website, so do check it out.”

Good Fundraising has been designed to be easy to navigate, with clear language used throughout.

The panel hope it will be a hub of useful information for both charities and members of the public.

In addition to the new website, the panel has launched a new logo and a Twitter account.

The Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator’s head of engagement Jude Turbyne said: “Good fundraising allows a charity to make a bigger difference.  

“This website is a great source of information for anyone planning to fundraise. It contains information on compliance and complaints handling.

“OSCR hopes that the sector will support the panel in promoting good practice across Scotland. If any fundraising complaints do occur, we are confident that the panel has the right mix of skills and experience to assess them appropriately.”