Guidance aims to keep fundraisers out of trouble

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The Institute of Fundraising has prepared a new report which aims to help charities handle data correctly

12th March 2018 by Gareth Jones 0 Comments

A new guide which aims to keep fundraisers on the right side of the law has been published.

The Institute of Fundraising (IoF) has prepared a new publication which aims to help steer charities away from facing funding sanctions or failing to meet GDPR requirements.

Connecting People to Causes: A Practical Guide to Fundraising Research has been collated in partnership with charity sector advisors Bates Wells Braithwaite (BWB) and fundraising consultancy firm More Partnership.

The guidance aims to help fundraisers understand the lawful bases for processing data, and ensure they are treating people fairly and lawfully as they go about their major donor fundraising and research work.

Issues covered include the processing of data, how and when to provide privacy notices to donors, and how to undertake legitimate interest balancing exercises.

Daniel Fluskey, head of policy and research at the IoF, said: "We know that all fundraisers want to do the right thing and ensure their work is done according to the law and to the highest standard.

“The issues around major donor fundraising and prospect research have been hot topics' over the last year, and we are delighted to have worked with BWB and More Partnership on this new guide which will help support fundraisers go about their work with confidence and success."