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Fundraising Preference Service working group invites feedback on scope of the service

The Fundraising Preference Service working group has today published a paper setting out some of the key proposals developed by the working group and inviting comment on the questions that arise.

The document will be used to engage and structure discussions with key stakeholders over the following weeks, to ensure the final recommendations are properly informed by the views of charities of all sizes and other fundraising organisations.

The working group has made a number of proposals with regard to:

  • the type of communications that should come within the scope of the FPS
  • the channels to which the FPS should apply
  • how the FPS should relate to existing preference services such as the TPS and MPS
  • the possibility of allowing individuals to amend their FPS registration
  • the application of the FPS to smaller charities
  • the use of the FPS as a tool to protect vulnerable people.

Each of the proposals has practical implications and raises a number of questions, on which the group are seeking feedback. Charities and others are invited to submit comments to the working group chair, George Kidd, on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. The working group will hold a series of roundtables and evidence sessions throughout March. Following feedback, the working group will move on to an examination of how the service will be delivered from a practical perspective.

George Kidd, chair of the FPS working group, said:

I look forward to hearing people’s views on the scope of the FPS. I believe we can create a service that works well for charities and other fundraising organisations, while meeting the public expectation that there is a way to easily deal with a situation where they feel they receive an unmanageable volume of fundraising requests. This will help us show that charities take public concerns and their obligations to good data stewardship seriously and are deserving of the public’s trust.

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