Good practice, case studies, expert advice and tips on street fundraising for charities, including the street fundraising code of practice.
The retail sector as a whole is struggling. Yet many charity shops are not only surviving, but growing their income. PJ White finds out what it takes to succeed
Door-to-door fundraising is loathed by much of the public, but still brings in the money. Rebecca Cooney reports on what the future holds for the fundraising technique
Following the RNLI's decision to end door-to-door fundraising, two sector experts give the case for and against
The difficulties of street and doorstep fundraising have prompted charities to explore the more lucrative ground inside shopping centres. Annette Rawstrone investigates the trend
We look at how the lifeboat charity launched the first-ever street collection for a charitable cause in 1891
Some trustees and chief executives view fundraising as an embarrassing black art, writes our columnist
Rupert Tappin, director of the agency Future Fundraising, believes the system requires some changes, and Ian MacQuillin, head of communications at the PFRA, says it remains under review
Charities are making increased use of doorstep fundraising, their strongest source of face-to-face sign-ups. But the increase in complaints has led to a plan to set up a tighter regulatory regime, as Jenna Pudelek discovers
The demise of some major agencies is one factor has contributed to an increase in direct employment
Alistair McLean, chief executive of the regulator, says it will ask its members for reasons why people complain about email and doorstep fundraising
The agency criticised for shortcomings in for its face-to-face fundraising says it will consider monitoring by the Public Fundraising Regulatory Association instead. Jenna Pudelek reports
Some councils are sceptical about the deal, sealed last week by Paul Stallard of the Public Fundraising Regulatory Association and Mehboob Khan of the Local Government Association
The Hodgson review was deeply critical of confusion and duplication in the way fundraising complaints are dealt with. Jenna Pudelek examines how the three main bodies have responded and hears from the four key figures
The Public Fundraising Regulatory Association has helped to reduce complaints about street fundraising. Jenna Pudelek reports and, in a related article, looks at the origins of the PFRA and the debate about its future role
Jenna Pudelek looks at the history and rules of the Public Fundraising Regulatory Association, and lists the councils that have signed agreements
Lord Hodgson has called on the IoF, the FRSB and the PFRA to work together to clarify confusion over regulation
Street fundraising sign-ups rose by 40 per cent in 2011, but a survey indicates 30 per cent never make a payment
Is face-to-face fundraising going for volume at the expense of quality? Jenna Pudelek reports
The Fundraising Standards Board's annual complaints report highlights persistent problems and new developments. Stephen Cook looks at direct mail and telephone calls and Jenna Pudelek reports on challenge events and email fundraising
Dominic Will, who became joint managing director of the company last year, says he remains optimistic about street fundraising's future
The PFRA was disappointed by the unwillingness of many to defend face-to-face on a recent Newsnight programme
The Fundraising Standards Board's annual report shows recorded complaints about most types of fundraising are rising
Three experts give their views on whether in-house fundraising teams mean happier fundraisers and donors
Our recent poll found opinion was split, but what do the experts think? We asked three fundraising gurus
The Institute of Fundraising's revised code of practice on face-to-face activity no longer says charities should join the Public Fundraising Regulatory Association.
Expert advice, tips and good practice case studies.
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