Westminster Social Policy Forum

The future for charity fundraising - innovation, regulation and data protection

Morning, Thursday, 31st October 2019

Central London

THIS EVENT IS CPD CERTIFIED



This seminar will discuss the future for charity fundraising - looking at key issues around innovation, public trust and data protection.


Delegates will consider priorities for the Fundraising Regulator, with an updated Code of Fundraising Practice due to be signed off this month and come into effect in October.


We expect discussion on issues for charities in complying with the new Code and its expected focus on transparency, and on recent changes to the Fundraising Levy, as two new income bands are added and changes affecting the contribution of many charities.


Delegates will also discuss latest developments in innovation and technology.


We expect case studies on engaging with existing and potential donors as the technology landscape around fundraising continues to develop - including how charities can improve their digital marketing and better use social media platforms, as well the utilization of innovations such as contactless donations.


The agenda also looks at how charities can build corporate partnerships outside the third sector to further their aims.


With recent research finding that trust in charities has significantly decreased in the past three years, delegates will discuss how to improve trust in the sector amongst the public and potential donors.


Attendees will discuss the new data protection regulatory landscape, with sessions also providing an opportunity to assess the experience of the charity sector since the implementation of EU GDPR and the Data Protection Act.


We expect discussion on enforcement and regulation, lessons learnt, and the implications for business practice, data use and digital marketing going forward.


There will also be discussion on the future of free movement of data post-Brexit and the potential impact of forthcoming European Commission ePrivacy Regulation on the sector.


Further sessions assess strategic objectives for regulation of the charity sector and what more can be done to protect vulnerable groups, and how charities can improve safeguarding standards, following the announcement of £1.2m to develop safeguarding training in the sector.



Keynote Speakers

Gerald Oppenheim

Chief Executive, Fundraising Regulator

Daniel Fluskey

Head of Policy and External Affairs, Institute of Fundraising

Richard Sisson

Senior Policy Officer, Information Commissioner’s Office

John Mitchison

Director of Policy and Compliance, Direct Marketing Association

Keynote Speakers

Gerald Oppenheim

Chief Executive, Fundraising Regulator

Daniel Fluskey

Head of Policy and External Affairs, Institute of Fundraising

Richard Sisson

Senior Policy Officer, Information Commissioner’s Office

John Mitchison

Director of Policy and Compliance, Direct Marketing Association

Chair

Lord Bichard

Non-Executive Chairman, National Audit Office

Speakers

Carla Whalen

Associate Solicitor, Charity and Social Business Team, Russell-Cooke

Zoe Amar

Director, Zoe Amar Digital and Chair, Charity Digital Code of Practice

Rowenna Fielding

Data Protection Lead, Protecture