Scottish Fundraising Standards Panel changes its name

The body says it hopes its new name will better reflect its primary role of adjudicating fundraising complaints made to charities

The independent body that oversees Scotland’s fundraising standards has changed its name in a £10,000 rebrand. 

The Scottish Fundraising Standards Panel has become the Scottish Fundraising Adjudication Panel as part of a wider rebrand aimed at better reflecting its primary role of adjudicating complaints made to charities and their trustees.

The panel, which is funded by the Scottish government, aims to ensure effective self-regulation among charities in Scotland in accordance with the UK Code of Fundraising Practice and act as an intermediary between third sector organisations and the public. 

The panel has also introduced a new logo for its Good Fundraising Guarantee, Scotland's equivalent to the Fundraising Regulator verification for charities in England and Wales, and which qualifying charities can use to show their commitment to good fundraising practice. 

It has also launched a new website designed to improve the complaints submission process. The overall cost was £10,176. 

Kirsty Connell-Skinner, chair of the panel, said: “Over the past five years the panel has been proud to work closely with fundraising organisations and stakeholders to deliver strong, independent regulation for the fundraising sector in Scotland.

“Our rebrand emphasises the panel’s role in adjudicating fundraising complaints, maintaining best practice in fundraising and increasing public confidence in charities.”


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