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Code of Fundraising Practice on House-to-House Collections opens for public consultation

Code of Fundraising Practice on House-to-House Collections opens for public consultation

The ’s Code of Fundraising Practice on House-to-House Collections is now open for public consultation.

The Code has been updated to include for the first time information on House-to-House goods collections. The Code recognises that this type of collection can be run by both charities and third party commercial organisations.

As with the Institute’s other Codes, this Code presents best practice ./guidance with the aim of ensuring transparency and providing donors with confidence about how a collection is run.

The Code has also undergone English, Welsh and Scottish legal review, and will appear in a new format with an updated Code checklist to ensure the accessibility of the Code.

Louise Richards, Director of Policy and Campaigns at the Institute of Fundraising, said: “The House-to-House Code has been reviewed to take into account goods collections, which is a fundraising stream that has evolved a great deal from its traditional guise, and often receives negative attention”.

All Institute Codes have been developed through contributions from a Working Party made up of fundraising practitioners, and overseen by the Institute’s Standards Committee.

Interested parties have until 21 December 2010 to respond to the consultation.

Work is currently underway on updating two other Codes, on Handling of Cash Donations and Fundraising through Electronic Media.

www.institute-of-fundraising.org.uk/codeconsultation

Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world's first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp.

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