Members of the Public Fundraising Association (PFRA) have voted overwhelmingly in favour of the merger with the Institute of Fundraising.
96% voted to approve the merger, following the unanimous backing of both organisations’ boards in favour of the merger, and a consultation period with the PFRA’s membership.
The final merger date is set for the 31st of August.
The merger will see the PFRA join with the IoF and form a new Compliance Directorate to support the fundraising community in improving professional standards. It will be headed up by current PFRA chief executive, Peter Hills-Jones.
“This is a big moment in the history of the PFRA and for the entire charity fundraising sector. Working with our members we have achieved a huge amount over the last 10 years. I would like to thank our board, staff and members. It is only because of their work and dedication that we have been able to make such important strides in improving and supporting face-to-face fundraising, and we are now looking forward to achieving even more through our merger with the IoF.”
Peter Lewis, chief executive of the Institute of Fundraising, added:
“I am delighted that the PFRA membership have today voted overwhelmingly to back the merger between our two organisations. The PFRA has a proud track record of both improving standards and representing face-to-face fundraising. As a single membership organisation, together we will be able to do even more to support the fundraising community to achieve the highest professional standards and raise millions of pounds for vital causes across the country.”
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