The Institute of Fundraising (‘Institute’) and Bates Wells & Braithwaite London LLP (‘BWB’) are to partner to deliver three half-day seminars focusing on the key legal issues surrounding fundraising practice. The seminars, taking place between 6th May and 1st July, will provide updates on current regulations and speakers include a mix of solicitors and fundraising practitioners.
The workshops are composed of practical and advisory sessions and will be concluded with an interactive panel session during which delegates will be able to ask questions. At each event attendees will be shown how to apply theory to fundraising practice.
The three partnership conferences are:
– Event Fundraising Legalities – Tuesday 6 May;
– Working with Corporates – Tuesday 17 June;
– Data Protection and Security – Tuesday 1 July.
At Event Fundraising Legalities, BWB will provide an overview of the legal issues which impact on fundraising events, including challenge events. Working with Corporates will provide information on the new commercial participator statements, Gift Aid, VAT, sponsorship and affinity arrangements whilst Data Protection and Security will tackle all the key issues surrounding data protection and security, from acquiring and managing, to outsourcing and sharing data.
Kirsty Thomson, Head of Events at the Institute of Fundraising, says:
“These seminars will provide vital legal advice and best practice updates from both solicitors and fundraising experts.
“Continuous fundraising success goes hand in hand with the law: complying with tax, health and safety, insurance, data protection and other rules and regulations can make or break your fundraising activities.”
Rosamund McCarthy at Bates Wells & Braithwaite London LLP comments:
“We are delighted to be able to partner with the Institute of Fundraising in delivering this seminar series about legal developments and issues in fundraising.
“A sound understanding of the legal issues relating to fundraising is essential to ensure good fundraising practice and success.”
Speakers at the seminars include Sarah Fitzer, the Confectioners Benevolent Fund; Tom Warman, Barnardo’s; Ruth Ruderham, Friends of the Earth and Megan Pacey, Institute of Fundraising.
For further details about the Institute of Fundraising and Bates Wells & Braithwaite London LLP seminar programme, visit www.institute-of-fundraising.org.uk/legalseminars.
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Bates Wells & Braithwaite London LLP
NOTES TO EDITORS
1. Institute of Fundraising
The Institute of Fundraising’s (www.institute-of-fundraising.org.uk) mission is to support fundraisers, through leadership, representation, standards setting and education, to deliver excellent fundraising. Members are supported through training, networking, the dissemination of best practice and representation on issues that affect the fundraising environment. The Institute of Fundraising is the largest individual representative body in the voluntary sector with 4500 Individual members and 280 Organisational members
2. Bates Wells & Braithwaite London LLP
Bates Wells & Braithwaite London LLP (www.bwbllp.com) is recognised as the leading charity and social enterprise law firm in the country. Based in the City, the firm acts for a wide range of charitable and voluntary organisations and advises on charity law, property, employment, litigation, intellectual property, immigration and commercial matters. The Charity & Social Enterprise team of 27 is the largest in the country and is involved heavily in lecturing and writing.