The Fundraising Regulator move into CAN Mezzanine, Old Street.
The Fundraising Regulator’s (FR) mission is to set and maintain the standards for charitable fundraising in the UK. It has taken over ownership of the Code of Fundraising Practise from the Institute of Fundraising and will work on developing it in consultation with other key fundraising institutions.
The FR have experienced rapid growth since its official launch in early July. Having launched with only three staff members, the organisation now has 14, with the aim of increasing to 19 in due course. CAN Mezzanine in Old Street was chosen by the FR to accommodate its expanding employee base.
“It’s the ideal space on the second floor for us with lots of other like-minded organisations. There are other regulators in the building so it’s got a good atmosphere about it."
“CAN’s business team were very helpful with booking rooms for meetings that we had immediately after moving in. Signing the license, moving in, sorting out the broadband and the phone wiring – it’s all been really easy."
“It’s good to get all your services provided through one desk fee and you know it’s all going to an organisation that itself exists to support charities.” – Gerald Oppenheim, Head of Policy
One of the ways that the FR is working to restore public trust in charitable fundraising is by setting up the Fundraising Preference Service (FPS) to give the public more control over the communication that they receive from charities.
“We deal with issues that people raise surrounding the common feeling that they are under pressure to donate. The FPS will give someone a chance to opt out of all communications from charities, however, it’s also about recognising that if charities don’t have the ability to raise money from the public, they can’t do things for the beneficiaries of the charities. We want to reinforce that there shouldn’t be competition between the people who donate, the people who deliver and the people who receive services – one can’t work without the other.”
The FPS will be developed for launch next year.
Charities and fundraising organisations will soon be invited to register with the Fundraising Regulator to demonstrate their support for the Code of Fundraising Practice and effective regulation. For more information about the FR, please visit its website.
Find out more about moving into CAN Mezzanine.