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PFRA to expand its monitoring of best practice among street fundraisers

PFRA to expand its monitoring of best practice among street fundraisers

The Public Fundraising Regulatory Association () is to appoint a staff member to expand its monitoring of standards amongst street fundraisers and face-to-face fundraising agencies. The new job will include regular patrols to check that street fundraisers are complying with the code of practice.

The new quality and compliance assistant will work with PFRA’s head of standards Nick Henry, enabling the organisation to expand its work both in London and across the country to towns and cities where it has not yet been able to conduct this monitoring.

Mark Carter-Nesbitt, Managing Director of fundraising agency Urban Leaf and a member of PFRA’s personnel sub-committee, said: “Since Nick Henry was appointed as head of standards last April, PFRA has already doubled the number of mystery shops carried out each month.

“The appointment of a quality and compliance assistant is a natural progression in our expanding professional standards role and will add significant value to the excellent work Nick is already doing in providing PFRA members, gatekeepers and the general public with a robust resource for monitoring and improving standards across the spectrum of face-to-face activity.”

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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