Westminster Social Policy Forum

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

Morning, Tuesday, 31st October 2017

Central London


Taking place as the Fundraising Regulator continues its work on implementing the Fundraising Preference Service and updating the Fundraising Code of 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, with the Information Commissioner’s Office planning to publish guidance on legitimate interest provisions later this year.

Guest of Honour

Stephen Dunmore

Chief Executive, Fundraising Regulator

Guest of Honour

Stephen Dunmore

Chief Executive, Fundraising Regulator


Baroness Barker

Liberal Democrat Lords Principal Spokesperson for the Voluntary Sector

Baroness Pitkeathley


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

Michael Sanders

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