Cyber Scams

At the end of last year the CCEW issued an alert setting out two prevalent cyber scams

Charities Against Fraud

The CCEW in collaboration with members of the Charity Sector Counter Fraud Group have set up a website to help charities tackle fraud by providing guidance, top tips, case studies and signposts to other relevant organisations.

Financial Distress

As charity funding continues to fall, financial resilience has become an important consideration for all charities.

New Digital Resource

‘12 Questions about digital for trustees’ is a new resource launched jointly by the CCEW, Grant Thornton and Zoe Amar Communications. The resource is intended to help charities exploit digital opportunities for their charity and includes examples of key questions that every board should be considering and discussing

Fundraising and Data Protection

At the end of 2016, the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) reported that they had issued monetary penalty notices against the British Heart Foundation and the RSPCA as a result of data protection breaches. As a result of these penalty notices, the CCEW and the Regulator issued a joint alert to charities, reminding trustees that they must comply with their legal duties when overseeing their charity’s fundraising.

Greater Control for the Public

The Fundraising Regulator announced at the end of 2016 its plans for the Fundraising Preference Service (FPS) to give members of the public greater control over the contact they receive from charities.

Code of Fundraising Practice

The Fundraising Regulator is consulting on the Code of Fundraising Practice, closing on 28 April 2017.

New Fundraising Rules

The Charities Protection and Social Investment Act 2016 (the Act), which only applies to charities in England and Wales, was introduced following a number of scandals in the Charity Sector such as the tragedy associated with Olive Cooke and fundraising ethics, and the demise of Kids Company. The fundraising sections of the Act came into force from 1 November 2016 and cover two new requirements that trustees and senior management must be aware of.

Spring 2017 Newsletter

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