There is a lot going on and no shortage of things to write about, however, in this issue I would like to focus on some recent reporting by the Fundraising Regulator.
For a while now, we have become familiar with a heightened regulatory regime which shows no sign of stopping. Remember, the new code on fundraising came into effect from 1 October 2019 and requires charities to treat people with respect, explain their cause in a way which does not mislead, and is sensitive to people who may be in vulnerable circumstances. I think we would all agree that holding organisations to account for poor practices (and worse) is the right thing to do and a ‘name and shame’ culture is part of that approach. I am comfortable that by doing so we can all learn from the more ‘high profile’ scandals to improve what happens within all charities. Hopefully, we will be better placed to be more risk aware and prevent similar things happening so that we can continue to support the good causes we care about.