Name change for fundraising body

The Public Fundraising Regulatory Association is to change its name to the Public Fundraising Association in order to provide greater clarity to the sector and the public about what it does. But the association, which has a membership of charities and agencies that carry out street and doorstep fundraising, will continue to use the abbreviation PFRA, because it is a "strong and recognised brand", a spokesman said. The name change will come into effect on 1 September. The move comes after the review of fundraising self-regulation, carried out last year by the professional services company PwC, found that the body was seen more as an "access-to-business provider" for agencies than as a regulator.

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