Useful Organisations

Info and resources:

SOFII is a treasure trove of the best fundraising creativity from around the world – free to fundraisers.

Open Culture has a list of 185 free online courses with leading universities.

nfpSynergy is a specialist research consultancy for not for profit organisations. The site includes free UK charity market research.

Missionfish aims to help charities get the most out of online commerce.

Fundraising 123 has practical tips for online fundraising.

Pro Bono Economics matches volunteer economists with charities wishing to address questions around measurement, results and impact.

The ImpACT coalition provides evidence based research on what inspires confidence in donors and how to improve accountability, clarity and transparency.

Professional bodies and regulation:

The Institute of Fundraising (IoF) is the professional membership body for UK fundraising. It’s where The Code of Fundraising Practice and the Fundraising Promise live.

The Fundraising Standards Board (FRSB) champions best practice in fundraising (UK). ‘We are here to help you fundraise with confidence’.

The Public Fundraising Regulatory Association (PFRA) is the charity-led membership body that self-regulates all Direct Debit ‘face-to-face’ fundraising (UK).

Mandatory (UK):

The Information Commissioner’s Office is the UK’s independent authority set up to uphold information rights in the public interest.

The Telephone Preference Service (TPS) is a central opt out register for people that don’t want to receive unsolicited sales and marketing telephone calls.

The Mailing Preference Service (MPS) as above, but for sales and marketing mail.

The Gambling Commission set up under the Gambling Act 2005 to regulate gambling in Great Britain. Including society lotteries (charity raffles).