Westminster Social Policy Forum

The future for charity fundraising - innovation, data protection and the impact of new regulation

Morning, Thursday, 31st October 2019

Central London

THIS EVENT IS CPD CERTIFIED



Delegates 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.


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


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.


Further sessions examine 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.


The Fundraising Regulator, the code of practice and the Fundraising Levy


Delegates will consider priorities for the Fundraising Regulator, with an updated Code of Fundraising Practice expected to come into effect in October.


We expect discussion on issues emerging 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.


Innovation in fundraising, the use of technology and building partnerships


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 as the utilisation 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.



Keynote Speakers

Gerald Oppenheim

Chief Executive, Fundraising Regulator

Richard Sisson

Senior Policy Officer, Information Commissioner’s Office

John Mitchison

Director of Policy and Compliance, Direct Marketing Association

Alex Xavier

Director, Membership, Compliance and Professional Development, Institute of Fundraising

Keynote Speakers

Alex Xavier

Director, Membership, Compliance and Professional Development, Institute of Fundraising

Gerald Oppenheim

Chief Executive, Fundraising Regulator

Richard Sisson

Senior Policy Officer, Information Commissioner’s Office

John Mitchison

Director of Policy and Compliance, Direct Marketing Association

Chairs

Susan Elan Jones MP

Chair, All-Party Parliamentary Group on Charities and Volunteering

Lord Bichard

Non-Executive Chairman, National Audit Office

Speakers

Carla Whalen

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

Ursula Dolton

Chief Technology Officer, British Heart Foundation

Di Gornall

Director, Fundraising, Centrepoint

Colm Lyon

Founder and Chief Executive Officer, fire.com and Member, UK Finance Payments Products & Services Board

Nicola Tallett

Director of Engagement, Oxfam GB

Zoe Amar

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

Rowenna Fielding

Data Protection Lead, Protecture