Fundraising Regulator: Only 40% of charities are meeting their reporting requirements

Fundraising Regulator: Only 40% of charities are meeting their reporting requirements

The Fundraising Regulator has published new guidance to help charities fully comply with the fundraising reporting requirements in the Charities (Protection and Social Investment) Act 2016 (the Act).

The report comes after the Fundraising Regulator found that just 40% of charities’ annual reports to the Charity Commission included an adequate fundraising statement to meet the requirements in the Act.

Common issues that they found in their analysis include:

  • limited detail about how fundraising campaigns are run and managed, including who carries out the work;
  • failure to demonstrate how the Code of Fundraising Practice is used to guide their work;
  • a lack of thorough description about fundraising carried out on behalf of the organisation;
  • frequent omission of the number of complaints received; and
  • limited explanation of how vulnerable people are protected in the organisations’ fundraising work.

You can read their analysis and guidance here