Olive Cooke given insufficient opportunities to opt out of mailings, finds FRSB | Dunmore sets out Fundraising Regulator timetable

Plus: Commission asks High Court for Cup Trust ruling | Pay fundraisers according to donor satisfaction levels, says report | Four charities criticised by Daily Mail were contacted by the ICO | Tom Brake's FoI extension bill gets second reading

Only 14 of the 99 charities that asked Olive Cooke for donations provided her consistently with a tick-box opportunity to opt out of further communications, according to a report from the Fundraising Standards Board today. Sixteen failed to provide any opportunity to opt out, and 56 gave the charity's contact details but no tick box.

The new Fundraising Regulator aims to take over the Code of Fundraising Practice from the Institute of Fundraising and take on the Fundraising Standards Board’s workload within the next six months, its new interim chief executive Stephen Dunmore has said.

The Charity Commission has asked the High Court for a ruling as part of an attempt to end a £46m claim for Gift Aid made by the charitable tax-avoidance vehicle the Cup Trust.

Charities should pay their fundraisers according to how satisfied they make their donors feel, according to a new report from Rogare, the fundraising think tank at Plymouth University’s Centre for Sustainable Philanthropy.

All four charities accused by the Daily Mail of exploiting loopholes in Telephone Preference Service rules last summer had been contacted by the Information Commissioner in 2014 because it had concerns about their adherence to the rules, despite three of the charities – Oxfam, the British Red Cross and the NSPCC – having previously denied this.

A bill calling for the extension of the Freedom of Information Act to charities has been scheduled to receive a second reading in parliament, despite criticism from the charity chief executives body Acevo and the National Council for Voluntary Organisations.

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