HC 431 - The 2015 Charity Fundraising Controversy: Lessons for Trustees, the Charity Commission, and Regulators Book Details:
Author : Great Britain. Parliament. House of Commons. Public Administration and Constitutional Affairs Committee
Publisher : The Stationery Office
Release : 2016-01-25
ISBN-13 : 021509087X
Page : 46 pages
Rating : 4.5/5 from 87X voters
In response to allegations made over the summer by the Daily Mail in relation to the unethical practices employed in fundraising activities, the Government set up the Etherington Review into the regulation of Charity Fundraising. PACAC also launched an inquiry, to examine both the regulation of charity fundraising and the way in which trustees of large charities govern fundraising. Witnesses to our inquiry, including employees and trustees of some of the charities whose outsourced fundraising activities have been criticised, expressed shock at the Daily Mail's discoveries. There was consensus amongst witnesses both that trustees had failed in their duty to extend their governance to fundraising, particularly in the management of sub-contractors, and in support of Etherington's proposals. The Government is right to welcome Etherington's recommendations. This is the last chance for self-regulation. It is essential that the Etherington system is made to work effectively, though it can only work by supporting effective governance by trustees.