Charity body calls for impact assessment for FPS

charity againThe Institute of Fundraising, the membership body for UK charities, is calling for the brakes to be slammed on the Fundraising Preference Service so that its full effects can be gauged before its official launch.
The demand is just one of the IoF’s recommendations, included in its response to the consultation on the service, which closed on Friday.
Its full response has been published on the IoF website. It states: “Good consultation and proper assessment does not start with the solution and work backwards.
“A proper review should take place before any implementation to ensure that the outcomes of the FPS are properly understood through an impact assessment.”
The IoF argues that the regulatory landscape has changed since the FPS was first proposed. It also takes issue with whether the “total reset”, whereby consumers can stop marketing from all charities, is the right approach.
The paper adds: “It is deeply worrying that a sector-wide policy has been seemingly decided and now moving towards implementation without any form of impact assessment – a full analysis should now happen to properly assess the benefits and value of the full reset button alongside the consequences it will inevitably have.”
“Showing clearly that these issues have been reviewed and evidenced will enable fully informed decision-making and give charities confidence in the regulatory system.”

Related stories
Charities ‘haven’t a hope of meeting FPS deadline’
FPS U-turn as ‘all or nothing’ approach is scrapped
Smaller charities to escape donor opt-out scheme
Charities face huge fines for ignoring opt-out service
Fears grow over charity preference service budget
Charity preference service ‘could be axed by 2018’
Minister: Forget FPS, EU laws will force opt-in anyway
Charity FPS: Who are you trying to Kidd, George?
Top charity groups wade into preference service row
Up to 30 million could sign up for charity opt-out
Public back charity opt-out service to restore trust

Print Friendly