Connect2Charity has announced that it has signed up to the Fundraising Standards Board (FRSB), championing best practice in fundraising across the United Kingdom and Isle of Man. Connect2Charity is the first Isle of Man based charity to commit to be regulated in this manner.
In agreeing to be regulated by the FRSB, Connect2Charity has made a commitment to the highest standards of fundraising and to a set of core principles that include honesty, transparency and accountability.
The give with confidence tick logo will be displayed on the website and on fundraising appeals and literature, providing added reassurance for donors and potential supporters. Should there be any concerns about the way the charity raises funds, a robust complaints process is in place, notifying the FRSB of any issues raised.
Kurt Roosen, Chairman of Connect2Charity, said: “With more and more organisations competing for funds, it is important that we not only demonstrate the work the charity does, but also that we provide reassurance to our community about how we go about asking for money. It is crucial that people can give with confidence to Connect2Charity.”
More than 1,450 charities and fundraising organisations throughout the UK have now signed up to regulation through the FRSB. Alistair McLean, Chief Executive of the Fundraising Standards Board (FRSB) said: “We are pleased to welcome Connect2Charity as a new member. By signing up to the scheme, the charity has promised to follow the highest standards when asking supporters for money and is championing best practice across the region.”
The FRSB is the independent self-regulatory body for UK fundraising, requiring charities to commit to the highest standards of fundraising and encouraging donors to give with confidence.