Westminster Social Policy Forum

Next steps for charity fundraising: new approaches, Fundraising Preference Service and preparing for EU GDPR

Morning, Tuesday, 31st October 2017

The Caledonian Club, 9 Halkin Street, London SW1X 7DR


Following the launch of the Fundraising Preference Service and continued update of the Code of Fundraising Practice, delegates will consider the future for the fundraising sector.

Planned sessions focus on the developing role of the Fundraising Regulator in maintaining standards, as well as next steps for ensuring public trust in charities and developing technology to support fundraising.

It will also be an opportunity to consider key issues for charities in preparing for General Data Protection Regulation coming into effect in May 2018, and potential implications of a new Data Protection Bill on fundraising.

Guests of Honour

Stephen Dunmore

Chief Executive, Fundraising Regulator

Sarah Atkinson

Director of Policy and Communications, Charity Commission

Guests of Honour

Sarah Atkinson

Director of Policy and Communications, Charity Commission

Stephen Dunmore

Chief Executive, Fundraising Regulator


Baroness Barker

Liberal Democrat Lords Principal Spokesperson for the Voluntary Sector


Philip James

Partner, Technology and Digital Media, Sheridans

Lawrence Simanowitz

Partner, Charity and Social Enterprise Department, Bates Wells Braithwaite

John Mitchison

Head of Preference Services, Compliance and Legal, Direct Marketing Association

Mark Foulsham

Chief Digital Officer, Scope

Sarah Woolnough

Executive Director of Policy and Information, Cancer Research UK

Briony Gunstone

Associate Director, YouGov

Michael Sanders

Chief Scientist and Head of Research and Evaluation, The Behavioural Insights Team

Daniel Fluskey

Head of Policy and Research, Institute of Fundraising

David Ainsworth

Editor, Civil Society News

Rowenna Fielding

Data Protection Lead, Protecture