The Charities Regulator today published a comprehensive set of fundraising guidelines for charities, which aim to enable trustees to protect their charities’ reputations and boost public trust and confidence in their organisations
The guidelines, which were launched by the Minister for Rural and Community Development, Mr Michael Ring, establish a clear infrastructure for charities raising funds from the public. “These guidelines will assist the trustees of each charity to run their organisation effectively, avoiding difficulties in respect of fundraising activities and complying with their legal duties,” Charities Regulator Chief Executive John Farrelly said.
The guidelines cover a wide range of issues, from donors and donations, to the responsibilities of trustees, management and fundraisers, to financial transparency and accountability. The guidelines are based on the principles of respect, honesty and integrity and transparency and accountability.