Groups need to diversify their fundraising and ensure they have durable and reliable sources of income to take them into the future. By developing a fundraising mix groups can be more sustainable and reduce the risk of having too much funding concentrated in one source. We provide resources, training and guidance on how to develop your fundraising techniques and sources. Find out more on our Fundraising Hub.

Consultation on the code of fundraising practice

3 Apr 2017Sandra Bailie Fundraising Regulationcode, Fundraising, best practice

The Fundraising Regulator is carrying out a consultation on the Code of fundraising practice with responses due by 28 April.

Feedback from Fundraising regulation consultation meeting

27 Mar 2017Lynn Kennedy Fundraising Regulationfundraising regulation, Fundraising

Nineteen people attended a consultation meeting in NICVA to discuss the options for fundraising regulation in NI. For those that were unable to attend, below is a summary of the main points of the discussion.

Key Messages from the Fundraising and Regulatory Compliance Conference

24 Feb 2017Sandra Bailie Fundraising Regulation, General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)Fundraising, consent

This conference was organised by the three regulators to set out the regulatory requirements and expectations for fundraising bodies and their boards under current and forthcoming data protection legislation. 

Options Paper for Fundraising Self-Regulation in Northern Ireland

10 Feb 2017Sandra Bailie Fundraising RegulationFundraising

This paper outlines the options for Fundraising Self-Regulation in NI. The Working Group is seeking to engage the sector and consult until 31 March, in order to make recommendations on the most suitable option for NI.

Feedback from roundtable discussion at Fundraising Regulator event on 9 September

20 Sep 2016Sandra Bailie Fundraising Regulation, Fundraisingfundraising regulation, Fundraising, consultation

The roundtable discussion followed on from presentations by NICVA, CCNI, Fundraising Regulator for England and Wales and the Scottish Working Group at the consultation event on 9 September.

Feedback on NICVA's Fundraising Regulator Consultation (9th September 2016)

12 Sep 2016Lynn Kennedy Fundraising Regulation, FundraisingFundraising

On 9th September 56 trustees, CEOs & fundraisers took part in a consultation event on fundraising self-regulation for NI: this article is a brief distillation of the discussions which ensued.

Update on fundraising self-regulation in Scotland plus a look at setting up a new NI Fundraising Regulator

8 Aug 2016Lynn Kennedy Fundraising Regulation, FundraisingFundraising

This article looks at how Scotland partially eschewed the Fundraising Regulator in favour of its own system & looks at another NI option: setting up a NI Fundraising Regulator.

The Cross-Party (Etherington) Review on fundraising self- regulation & its implementation in England & Wales

8 Aug 2016Lynn Kennedy Fundraising Regulation, FundraisingFundraising

This article looks at the Cross-Party (Etherington) Review on fundraising self-regulation and progress on the implementation of its key recommendations in England & Wales.

Fundraising self-regulation in NI - Time for Change?

8 Aug 2016Lynn Kennedy Fundraising Regulation, FundraisingFundraising

This article looks at the now defunct system of fundraising self-regulation in Northern Ireland, why change is needed and why effective self-regulation is a key part of good governance.

Could Awards play a key supporting role in your fundraising?

8 Jun 2016Lynn Kennedy FundraisingFundraising, Funding

In this article, Lynn Kennedy, Fundraising Advice Officer at NICVA, looks at whether Awards might have a real place in an organisation's fundraising strategy.