NEWS: Self-regulation should be reformed on advertising industry model

Plymouth University’s Centre for Sustainable Philanthropy (CSP) and its think tank Rogare have called for the formation of a totally new body to write, maintain and own fundraising’s professional standards. Continue reading NEWS: Self-regulation should be reformed on advertising industry model

OPINION: A once-in-a-decade opportunity to give self-regulation some ‘bite’

Adrian SargeantPlans to introduce lay members to the Institute of Fundraising’s standards committee are mere tinkering. Adrian Sargeant calls for a wholesale review of fundraising self-regulation and the creation of a new sector body to own fundraising’s professional standards. Continue reading OPINION: A once-in-a-decade opportunity to give self-regulation some ‘bite’

OPINION: Fundraisers must retain control of their professional standards

Ian copyThe rules governing how fundraisers do their jobs could soon be determined by people who aren’t fundraisers. Ian MacQuillin details seven flaws in the reconstitution of the Institute of Fundraising’s standards committee. Continue reading OPINION: Fundraisers must retain control of their professional standards

OPINION: How the Olive Cooke tragedy affects fundraising ethics and self-regulation

Ian copyThe tragic suicide of Olive Cooke obviously has implications for fundraising ethics. Ian MacQuillin digs below the media hysteria to indentify what the real issues are, and suggest how the fundraising profession should respond.

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