Adrian Sargeant has read the consultation document on how the Fundraising Preference Service might operate. He’s found quite a bit wrong with it.
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The fundraising sector’s response to the proposed Fundraising Preference service has been ‘pathetically’ limp. Adrian Sargeant says all those who are endorsing it without any evidence that it is needed should feel ashamed.
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Plans to introduce lay members to the Institute of Fundraising’s standards committee are mere tinkering. Adrian Sargeant calls for a wholesale review of fundraising self-regulation and the creation of a new sector body to own fundraising’s professional standards.
OPINION: Servants’ exit – Why are some people trying to sever the connection between fundraising and philanthropy?
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Some of the greatest thinkers about charitable giving have described fundraising as the servant of philanthropy. So why, asks Adrian Sargeant, is there now a movement that claims there is no link between them at all?