The Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator (OSCR) is seeking views on its draft Fundraising Guidance.
Fundraising is an essential activity for many, if not most, charities. It is what supports them in pursuing their charitable objectives, and it ultimately rests on public confidence. When fundraising, there are rules that must be followed and charity trustees must be aware of their responsibilities.
The laws around fundraising have not changed, but due to the changes in fundraising self-regulation over the past 2 years and the heightened awareness about fundraising practices, OSCR feels that new guidance is necessary.
To ensure that their guidance is as robust as possible, OSCR require sector input. Consultation is an essential part of their policy making process and provides an opportunity to seek opinions.
The consultation on the draft Fundraising Guidance is open until Friday 1st December. The response is split into parts:
- online usability questionnaire – this strand will take a few minutes to complete and asks respondents to rate how easy the draft guidance is to navigate and understand
- content questions and response form – this strand asks more detailed questions about the content of the draft guidance and the technical guide
Respondents will provide their answers to a series of questions on a consultation response form, which can be returned by email: firstname.lastname@example.org
To view the draft guidance and submit your response to the consultation, please visit the OSCR website.