The future for charity fundraising – innovation, data protection and the impact of new regulation
Westminster Social Policy Forum keynote seminar
The future for charity fundraising – innovation, data protection and the impact of new regulation
Gerald Oppenheim, Chief Executive, Fundraising Regulator
Richard Sisson, Senior Policy Officer, Information Commissioner’s Office
John Mitchison, Director of Policy and Compliance, Direct Marketing Association
Nicola Tallett, Director of Engagement, Oxfam GB
Alex Xavier, Director, Membership, Compliance and Professional Development, Institute of Fundraising
Zoe Amar, Zoe Amar Digital and Charity Digital Code of Practice; Ursula Dolton, British Heart Foundation; Rowenna Fielding, Protecture; Di Gornall, Centrepoint; Colm Lyon, fire.com and UK Finance Payments Products & Services Boardand Carla Whalen, Russell-Cooke
Lord Bichard, Non-Executive Chairman, National Audit Office and
Susan Elan Jones MP, Chair, All-Party Parliamentary Group on Charities and Volunteering
Morning, Thursday, 31st October 2019
Note: fees apply to most delegates, but concessionary and complimentary places are available
It has already attracted interest from charities, with representatives booked to attend from: CatsProtection; Compassion UK; Contact the Elderly; Drive Forward Foundation; EY Foundation; Hoarding UK; LOROS Hospice; Oxfam; Pseudomyxoma Survivor; retailTRUST; RSPCA; St Mungo’s; The Anaphylaxis Campaign; Tommy Crush Foundation; Unicef UK; WaterAid and Youth Adventure Trust.
The agenda and keynote speakers
- Fundraising Regulator, the updated Code of Fundraising Practice and the Fundraising Levy- with Gerald Oppenheim, Chief Executive, Fundraising Regulator;
- Data protection enforcement and regulation – with Richard Sisson, Senior Policy Officer, Information Commissioner’s Office;
- Issues and trends in digital marketing and fundraising – with John Mitchison, Director of Policy and Compliance, Direct Marketing Association;
- ‘Authenticity in building trusts for charities’ – with Nicola Tallett, Director of Engagement, Oxfam GB; and
- Key developments in fundraising and priorities for the sector – with Alex Xavier, Director, Membership, Compliance and Professional Development, Institute of Fundraising.
- Innovation in fundraising – utilising technology and platforms, improving trust and building partnerships – with a panel including Zoe Amar, Chair, Charity Digital Code of Practice; Ursula Dolton, Chief Technology Officer, British Heart Foundation; Di Gornall, Director, Fundraising, Centrepoint and Colm Lyon, Member, UK Finance Payments Products & Services Board; and
- Data protection – GDPR compliance, consent and best practice for data processing and use going forward – with a panel including Rowenna Fielding, Data Protection Lead, Protecture and Carla Whalen, Associate Solicitor, Charity and Social Business Team, Russell-Cooke.
- Susan Elan Jones MP, Chair, All-Party Parliamentary Group on Charities and Volunteering; and
- Lord Bichard, Non-Executive Chairman, National Audit Office.
Data protection and the third sector
Delegates will discuss the new data protection regulatory landscape, with sessions also providing an opportunity to assess the experience of the charity sector since the implementation of EU GDPR and the Data Protection Act.
We expect discussion on enforcement and regulation, lessons learnt, and the implications for business practice, data use and digital marketing going forward.
Attendees will also assess the future of free movement of data post-Brexit and the potential impact on the sector of the forthcoming European Commission ePrivacy Regulation.
Trust in charities and managing partnerships outside the sector
With recent research finding that trust in charities has significantly decreased in the past three years, delegates will discuss how to improve trust in the sector amongst the public and potential donors.
Further sessions examine strategic objectives for regulation of the charity sector and what more can be done to protect vulnerable groups, and how charities can improve safeguarding standards, following the announcement of £1.2m to develop safeguarding training in the sector.
Delegates will also discuss opportunities and challenges posed by corporate partnerships, in light of the Charity Commission guidance for managing non-charity connections advising that the relationship with non-charitable bodies needs to be clear to those outside the charity and should never be used to advance non-charitable interests.
The Fundraising Regulator, the code of practice and the Fundraising Levy
Delegates will consider priorities for the Fundraising Regulator, with an updated Code of Fundraising Practiceexpected to come into effect in October.
We expect discussion on issues emerging for charities in complying with the new Code and its expected focus on transparency, and on recent changes to the Fundraising Levy, as two new income bands are added and changes affecting the contribution of many charities.
Innovation in fundraising and the use of technology
Delegates will also discuss latest developments in innovation and technology.
We expect case studies on engaging with existing and potential donors as the technology landscape around fundraising continues to develop – including how charities can improve their digital marketing and better use social media platforms, as well as the utilisation of innovations such as contactless donations.
The draft agenda is copied below my signature, and a regularly updated version is available to download here. The seminar is organised on the basis of strict impartiality by the Westminster Social Policy Forum. Follow us @WSPFEvents for live updates.
We are delighted to be able to include in this seminar keynote addresses from: Gerald Oppenheim, Chief Executive, Fundraising Regulator; Richard Sisson, Senior Policy Officer, Information Commissioner’s Office; John Mitchison, Director of Policy and Compliance, Direct Marketing Association; Nicola Tallett, Director of Engagement, Oxfam GB and Alex Xavier, Director, Membership, Compliance and Professional Development, Institute of Fundraising.
Further confirmed speakers include: Zoe Amar, Director, Zoe Amar Digital and Chair, Charity Digital Code of Practice; Ursula Dolton, Chief Technology Officer, British Heart Foundation; Rowenna Fielding, Data Protection Lead, Protecture; Di Gornall, Director, Fundraising, Centrepoint; Colm Lyon, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, fire.com and Member, UK Finance Payments Products & Services Boardand Carla Whalen, Associate Solicitor, Charity and Social Business Team, Russell-Cooke.
Lord Bichard, Non-Executive Chairman, National Audit Office and Susan Elan Jones MP, Chair, All-Party Parliamentary Group on Charities and Volunteering have kindly agreed to chair the seminar.
Additional senior participants are being approached.
This seminar will present an opportunity to engage with key policymakers and other interested parties, and are CPD certified (more details). Places have been reserved by parliamentary pass-holders from the House of Lords and officials from the ICO. Also due to attend are representatives from Amazon Web Services; Appco UK; A-T Society; B P Collins; Baker McKenzie; Bates Wells; BDO; Ben Motor Allied Trades; British Library; Buzzacott; CatsProtection; Caution Your Blast; Compassion UK; Contact the Elderly; Drive Forward Foundation; EY Foundation; fire.com; Foundation of Nursing Studies; Framework; haysmacintyre; Headland; Herbert Smith Freehills; Hewitsons; HoardingUK; Hunters; Institute of Fundraising; JustGiving; LOROS Hospice; Manchester Foundation Trust Charity; Mazars; Medway Voluntary Action; Michelmores; Migrant Help; Mills & Reeve; Mind; Minerva Health& Care Communications; Morris Hargreaves McIntyre; MyBnk; National Energy Action; National Funding Scheme; nfpSynergy; OneSchool Global UK; Oxfam; Pelvic Partnership; Penningtons Manches; Penny Ha’Penny Horse & Pony Rescue; Phone-paid Services Authority; Porchlight; Poverty Alleviation Scholarship Foundation; Protecture; Pseudomyxoma Survivor; retailTRUST; RSPCA; Screwfix Direct; St Mungo’s; Stoke on Trent City Council; Stone King; Stroud Village Hall; Suffolk Libraries; Survivors of Bereavement by Suicide; Swansea Music Art Digital; The Active Wellbeing Society; The Anaphylaxis Campaign; The British Computer Society; The Fire Fighters Charity; The Kite Factory; Timebanking UK; Tommy Crush Foundation; Tommy’s; Towner Art Gallery; TPP Recruitment; Unicef UK; Unity4 UK; University Of Sheffield; University of Warwick; WaterAid; Wilsons Solicitors; YMCA Centres South Molton and Youth Adventure Trust.
Press passes have been reserved by representatives from Civil Society News and Fundraising Magazine and The Times.
Overall, we expect speakers and attendees to be a senior and informed group including Members of both Houses of Parliament, senior government officials involved in this area of social policy from departments including DCMS, representatives of citizen groups, charities, regulatory bodies, umbrella organisations, data protection, technology, campaigning organisations, digital marketing companies, businesses and their advisors and social and academic commentators, together with reporters from the national and trade media.
Output and About Us
A key output of the seminar will be a transcript of the proceedings, sent out around 12 working days after the event to all attendees and a wider group of Ministers and officials in central government departments affected by the issues; and Parliamentarians with a special interest in these areas. It will also be made available more widely. This document will include transcripts of all speeches and questions and answers sessions from the day, along with access to PowerPoint presentations (subject to agreement with individual speakers), speakers’ biographies, an attendee list, an agenda, sponsor information, as well as any subsequent press coverage of the day and any articles or comment pieces submitted by delegates. It is made available subject to strict restrictions on public use, similar to those for Select Committee Uncorrected Evidence, and is intended to provide timely information for interested parties who are unable to attend on the day.
All delegates will receive complimentary PDF copies and are invited to contribute to the content.
The Westminster Social Policy Forum is strictly impartial and cross-party, and draws on the considerable support it receives from within Parliament and Government, and amongst the wider stakeholder community. The Forum has no policy agenda of its own. Forum events are frequently the platform for major policy statements from senior Ministers, regulators and other officials, opposition speakers and senior opinion-formers in industry and interest groups. Events regularly receive prominent coverage in the national and trade media.
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Options and charges are as follows:
- Places at The future for charity fundraising – innovation, data protection and the impact of new regulation (including refreshments and PDF copy of the transcripts) are £230 plus VAT;
- Concessionary rate places for small charities, unfunded individuals and those in similar circumstances are £85 plus VAT. Please be sure to apply for this at the time of booking.
For those who cannot attend:
- Copies of the briefing document, including full transcripts of all speeches and the questions and comments sessions and further articles from interested parties, will be available approximately 12 days after the event for £95 plus VAT;
- Concessionary rate: £50 plus VAT.
If you find the charge for places a barrier to attending, please let me know as concessionary and complimentary places are made available in certain circumstances (but do be advised that this typically applies to individual service users or carers or the like who are not supported by or part of an organisation, full-time students, people between jobs or who are fully retired with no paid work, and representatives of small charities – not businesses, individuals funded by an organisation, or larger charities/not-for-profit companies). Please note terms and conditions below (including cancellation charges).