Fundraising body in first revision of code of conduct

The Institute of Fundraising is rewriting its code of conduct and disciplinary procedures for the first time. The move is designed to bring the institute's policies in line with European human rights legislation, incorporated into British law in 1998.

"We are in the process of repositioning our codes of fundraising practice,

said Lindsay Boswell, chief executive at the institute. "We want to ensure that the sector is adopting best practice in all its activities."

The institute planned to launch the code of conduct at its AGM at the National Fundraisers' Convention in Birmingham last week. But it is now waiting for the Performance and Innovation Unit's report on charity law and regulation.

Boswell continued: "Fundraising technology and techniques are constantly evolving, and an updated code of conduct is a good vehicle to communicate appropriate behaviour and encourage all organisations and their trustees to abide by these codes."

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