The Institute of Fundraising has published a new Code of
Fundraising Practice which clarifies how consultants working
with charities should conduct their operations.
The code Best Practice for Fundraising Consultants,
highlights the importance of consultants operating as independent
agents, as opposed to employee members of staff, and outlines
what is considered appropriate conduct for consultants.
The code also covers the use of contracts, fees, and conflicts
of interest among others.
Megan Pacey, the Institute’s director of policy and
campaigns, said: “it is increasingly common for charities
to work with fundraising consultants – who may act
in a number of ways. This code puts in place a best practice
framework for those charities that work with consultants
as well as a guide for consultants themselves, to formalise
a working relationship for mutual benefit.”
For more on the code visit www.institute-of-fundraising.org.uk