New rules and fines introduced for face-to-face fundraising

first_imgNew rules and fines introduced for face-to-face fundraising The Public Fundraising Regulatory Association (PFRA) has this week introduced a new best practice regime for street fundraisers. The new rules are accompanied by penalty points and fines for fundraising organisations that break the rules.The rules have been introduced following a year-long field trial and review process, after the Institute of Fundraising had asked the PFRA to provide extra ./guidance to the Institute’s code of practice on face-to-face fundraising. They are published in the PFRA Rule Book (Street F2F).The new rules provide more detailed ./guidance. For instance, while the code of practice says only that fundraisers must never “deliberately confuse or obstruct the public”, the Rule Book defines obstruction as: “Any deliberate action that causes a person to involuntarily stop or suddenly changedirection in order to get past the fundraiser and continue their journey.”The rules carry penalty points of 20, 50 or 100 points, and apply to fundraising organisations whether they are agencies or charities running in-house teams. When a fundraising organisation’s points total exceeds 1,000 points, that total is converted to a monetary fine on the basis of £1 per point. Further breaches are invoiced, at £1 per point each month.Sally de la Bedoyere, chief executive of the Public Fundraising Regulatory Association, said: “For a form of fundraising that is so regularly in the limelight, it is vitally important that fundraisers work to the highest possible standards in order to maintain the confidence of the public, media, and central and local government.“These new rules complement the Institute of Fundraising’s code of practice on face- to-face fundraising, which sets the benchmarks for best practice across all forms of fundraising. This is a prime example of how sector bodies can co-operate to drive up standards and improve compliance with the codes.” Tagged with: face-to-face Individual giving Law / policy PFRA  39 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis About Howard Lake 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 and co-founder of Researching massive growth in giving. Howard Lake | 21 August 2012 | Newslast_img read more

Upgrade to Regional status will improve diabetes services at Letterkenny General

first_img Upgrade to Regional status will improve diabetes services at Letterkenny General Minister McConalogue says he is working to improve fishing quota Need for issues with Mica redress scheme to be addressed raised in Seanad also Facebook WhatsApp Twitter Pinterest WhatsApp Man arrested in Derry on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences released Pinterest Twitter Google+center_img Google+ Dail hears questions over design, funding and operation of Mica redress scheme Upgrading Letterkenny General Hospital to a Regional Hospital will improve it’s chances of securing additional services, especially for patients with diabetes.Donegal North-East Deputy Charlie McConalogue says that The National Clinical Programme for Diabetes proposes that care be centralised for each region in a centre ideally based at a Regional Hospital.Deputy McConalogue says that he doesn’t want Letterkenny General to be overlooked as a potential location……[podcast][/podcast] News By News Highland – August 11, 2011 Dail to vote later on extending emergency Covid powers 70% of Cllrs nationwide threatened, harassed and intimidated over past 3 years – Report RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Previous articlePolice investigating reports of overnight gunshots in DerryNext articleNew report to reveal hundreds of child abuse cases in Raphoe diocese News Highland Facebooklast_img read more

The Rijeka 2020 project won the Melina Mercouri award worth HRK 1,5 million

first_imgIn addition to the cultural and artistic program for 2020, the presentation and discussions highlighted the heritage of the project, which remains a lasting value in cultural facilities that are being renovated and built in Rijeka, but also in encouraged activities of citizens who are strongly involved in the project. In several ways, among other things through a rich training program, the Rijeka 2020 team points out. Namely, the European Commission wants to influence the integration of culture into the long-term development of cities with the European Capital of Culture project. Director of the company Rijeka 2020, established for the implementation of the European Capital of Culture project, Emina Visnic points out that the Melina Mercouri Award is a great and important financial confirmation that the project is being successfully managed and developed. “This award is a symbolic confirmation that Rijeka is and that Croatia is in line with European cultural values, that we carry and transmit the values ​​of the European cultural circle, that we write new messages for the future in this project and that we truly belong to it as European citizens.”Visnic pointed out. With these values, the project of the European Capital of Culture was founded, which connects European citizens and raises awareness of the fact of common belonging to the European cultural circle. This is a valuable financial award, which also carries a message of success in the work done so far on the development of the project “Rijeka 2020 – European Capital of Culture”. This award for Rijeka means that it has met all the highly set criteria by the expert panel and that by seriously managing the project by the year of holding the ECOC title, it has achieved all the tasks set before it. The decision to award the prize worth 1,5 million euros was made in Galway after the meeting and the third monitoring of the implementation of the project “Rijeka 2020 – European Capital of Culture”.center_img The Melina Mercouri Award, named after the Greek Minister of Culture who is considered the most deserving for founding the European Capital of Culture project, was won by Rijeka on the recommendation of an expert panel of the European Commission assessing the seriousness and success of the project. Source / photo: City of Rijeka; Rijeka 2020; Pixabay Melina Mercouri, back in 1985, advocated for better mutual knowledge of European citizens, for exchange and conversations about culture. Understanding Europe as a place of a common cultural past, but also a future, she argued that the whole of Europe should be united and that culture carries the strongest potential for peace.last_img read more