IoF and Bates Wells publish new guide on major donor fundraising and prospect research

Bates Wells, in collaboration with the Institute of Fundraising (IoF) and More Partnership Ltd, has contributed to a new guide that advises charities on how they can lawfully undertake major donor fundraising and prospect research on existing and potential new supporters.

Entitled ‘Connecting People to Causes: A Practical Guide to Fundraising Research’, this guide offers practical advice to organisations looking to stay up-to-date with the latest developments in these areas.

Aside from covering the most commonly asked questions asked in relation to each of these subjects, ahead of GDPR’s imminent arrival the guide strives to update charities on the latest legal developments with respect to the processing of data.

Following today’s launch, Lawrie Simanowitz, Partner in BWB’s Charities & Social Enterprise team, said:

This guide addresses in a clear and accessible way, one of the most challenging areas of regulation for charity fundraisers – how to comply with data protection law when researching donors. It is an area that has recently become fraught with uncertainty, and BWB has been delighted to assist the IoF in producing this route map through this tricky area.

If you would like to find out more about what this guide offers readers, click here  to download a copy of the report from the IoF’s website.

This information is necessarily of a general nature and doesn’t constitute legal advice. This is not a substitute for formal legal advice, given in the context of full information under an engagement with Bates Wells.

All content on this page is correct as of March 12, 2018.