Online regulation is impossible, admits Lloyd

It is impossible to regulate internet fundraising, according to Colin Lloyd, chairman of the Fundraising Standards Board.

He told delegates at the convention that, despite the Institute of Fundraising's fundraising code of practice for electronic fundraising, the international nature of the web put it beyond regulation.

"If an international charity was to fundraise from abroad, there is no way of regulating that," he said. "It's only a matter of time before we see charities starting to do it. It keeps me awake at night."

The fast-changing nature of online methods poses a second challenge, he added: "It takes up to two years to develop a code of practice, and in that time the internet could have changed so rapidly that it could be a completely different market."

- See Feature, page 9.

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