A consultation on the Fundraising guidance (CC20) is now open, which will close on 11 February 2016. The new draft guidance outlines 6 key points to help charity trustees fulfil their responsibilities for the fundraising of their charity.
This follows the revised guidance on responsibilities of trustees "The Essential Trustee" (CC3) which was published in July.
The regulator is continuing to change the focus of it's guidance to ensure that trustees are taking their duties seriously. While most do their best, it may also deter some people from taking on this voluntary role in civil society.
So how do we recalibrate the relationship between trustees and their charity’s fundraising? The Charity Commission’s newly revised fundraising guidance for trustees aims to do just that. We have published a draft for consultation. We want feedback from donor groups, fundraisers, the general public, but especially trustees of charities large and small. Our guidance states clearly that the buck stops with trustees. But let me be clear: this is not new.