NEWS: What should the fundraising profession do about the Fundraising Preference Service?

Fundraisers’ views on how their profession should respond to the proposed Fundraising Preference Service are being sought by Plymouth University’s fundraising think tank, Rogare.

Rogare’s director Ian MacQuillin says:

“There is a lot heat being generated about the Fundraising Preference Service but very little light. The Institute of Fundraising has already surveyed its members on what they think the impact of the FPS will be, so we’re not aiming to replicate that.

“What we want to get a handle on is what fundraisers think ought to be done about the FPS and how their profession should respond to it.”

Professor Adrian Sargeant, director of the Centre for Sustainable Philanthropy (CSP), adds:

“We also think it will be immensely helpful to gain an understanding of how fundraisers think the changes will impact on their ability to fundraise on behalf of their causes. At present the impact of the changes hasn’t been quantified.”

Fundraisers can complete the survey, which should take about 10 minutes, here.

The research is being conducted through the CSP’s Plymouth Charity Lab, which recently carried out research into how fundraisers’ ethical decision making affects their sense of moral self-worth.

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