From Civil Society
The new Code of Fundraising Practice is to come into force in the autumn, amid changes to the regulator’s powers, the chief executive of the Fundraising Regulator has revealed. Speaking at the Trustee Exchange in London last week,
Gerald Oppenheim revealed changes being made to the Code of Fundraising Practice, following a 10 week consultation from September to November 2018 to solicit views from the sector about how to make it simpler.
Oppenheim said there was “broad support” for changing the code and that it will be written in simpler English and would include a glossary of terms to help with legal jargon. He added that it would be made more accessible online. He said it was important to update the code to mitigate against instances in which fundraisers have failed to regulate their fundraising behaviour.
Oppenheim said that the new code will be signed off in May and that it will be made available to the sector afterwards. Then, following a three-month period for staff to become accustomed to the changes, the code will come into effect. While he did not specify a date, he said he expected this to be some time in October.
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