Practical Fundraising Association to launch Good Fundraising Code

first_img  27 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis The Practical Fundraising Association will next month launch the Good Fundraising Code for charities and voluntary organisations that wish to demonstrate their commitment to good fundraising practice. There is no membership fee or charge to use the code’s logo.Charities that wish to participate must sign up to confirm that they agree in principle with four simple statements that cover honesty, transparency, abiding by legal requirements and best practice, and having a complaints procedure for supporters.Any charity where a member of the public provides evidence of a breach will not be permitted to use the code.The Practical Fundraising Association set up the code in response to comments from smaller charities that they could not afford the membership fees of the Fund Raising Standards Board. They were worried that causes that did not pay a fee to subscribe to other codes might be perceived as ‘second class’ or ‘lower standard’ in donors’ eyes.Gareth Edwards of the Practical Fundraising Association said he was concerned that the public might discern a two-tier system: “It is important… that there is not a price tag on charities to be seen to follow best practice and be honest and transparent with their supporters”.He was worried that the public “will feel that a charity is somehow less worthy if it does not have a paid-for mark on its fundraising materials. Tiny causes with under £100,000 income in this climate will feel pressured into yet another fee when in actual fact they are doing nothing wrong”.He argued that “it is more important to have some pledge from causes who would struggle to pay a fee to aim for good practice than leave anyone who does not pay totally out in the cold and feeling looked down on”.Sam Wilson of the Fund-raising Standards Board commented: “It’s important that all charities, large or small, can assure their supporters and potential supporters that they fundraise to the highest standards and that they can donate to them with confidence. Membership of the Fundraising Standards Board does exactly that.“We are particularly conscious of the needs of small charities which is why we set and have maintained an annual £30 membership fee for smaller fundraising organisations with voluntary income up to £10k and for those with a voluntary income of between £11k – £50k it’s £50 and for income of £51 – £100k, a fee of £75”.Wilson added: “The PFA is right to be concerned that its members should demonstrate their commitment to good fundraising practice but membership of the FRSB which runs the Government backed UK wide self-regulation scheme, is the best way to do this and will not run the risk of confusing the public.“We would be happy to meet with the PFA to discuss how we can work together to ensure that the public can give to all charities with confidence, whether small or large”.The Good Fundraising Code will be launched on 12 February 2009. Meanwhile the PFA welcomes comments from the sector to influence its development and from charities and consultants who would like to help with the review and appeal About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of Researching massive growth in giving. Tagged with: Law / policy Practical Fundraising Association to launch Good Fundraising Code Howard Lake | 20 January 2009 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThislast_img read more

LCDC’s key role in delivery of public services

first_imgFacebook NewsLocal NewsLCDC’s key role in delivery of public servicesBy Alan Jacques – April 23, 2015 754 WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Email Linkedin Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” TAGSlimerickLimerick Local Community Development Committee (LCDC)Local Economic and Community Plan Printcenter_img Previous articleBreastCheckNext articleAdults bully too (Editorial) Alan Jacques Advertisement Vanishing Ireland podcast documenting interviews with people over 70’s, looking for volunteers to share their stories Twitter by Alan [email protected] up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up THE Limerick Local Community Development Committee (LCDC) is playing a key role in the development of a six-year Local Economic and Community Plan for the city and county.Established last year under the Government plan for effective local government, the committee comprises of 17 members drawn from both the statutory and non public and non-statutory socio-economic partners across Limerick and has oversight and responsibility for local development and community-related funding.The LCDC is now working with the Economic Development, Enterprise and Planning Strategic Policy Committee (SPC) of the local authority to deliver the strategy, which is expected to be published in December. The plan will feature an integrated approach to local authority community development programmes, local development programmes funded by the Department of Environment, Community and Local Government (DECLG) and those funded by other Departments.Committee chairperson, Cllr Eddie Ryan said that the work of the LCDC will be “underpinned by a collaborative approach at local and central government level to support the streamlining of local development structures, as well as to ensure more targeted resource allocation and sustainable funding arrangements for Limerick”.“Our key focus is to make sure that the delivery of public services is carried out in a way that is responsive to specific local needs and circumstances, and that all of Limerick benefits directly from State-funded local and community development interventions,” said Cllr Ryan.Director of Services Josephine Cotter-Coughlan said a process of identifying actions that will strengthen and develop the economic and community sectors is underway. WhatsApp Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORlast_img read more