UK consumer morale dives again in April

first_img Tags: NULL Wednesday 27 April 2011 8:21 pm KCS-content UK consumer morale dives again in April UK consumers remain sunk in gloom about both their personal finances and the economic outlook, a key barometer published today showed.The GfK NOP consumer confidence index fell in April, after holding steady in February and March, as fears over household finances and the affordability of major purchases increased. The fall, to -31 from -28 in March, takes the index below a crucial low of -30. This has been seen only in two previous financial crises, in mid-2008 and early 1990, GfK NOP managing director Nick Moon said.“This is a significant drop,” he said. “It suggests that the attempts to spur growth in last month’s Budget have failed to convince the public, and this may well be sorely felt on the already beleaguered high street.”Consumer spending accounts for about 65 per cent of GDP, so any damage to confidence could affect growth.“It certainly reinforces concerns about consumers being very cautious in their spending going forward,” said Howard Archer, chief UK economist at IHS Global Insight. The index stood at -16 last April and stayed around -20 in the second-half of 2010. In January it fell to -29 and has stuck just above -30 until now.Confidence in personal finances saw the greatest monthly drop in April as consumers’ views of household funds over the past year and in the future both slumped by four points.Consumers’ views of the economy over the past year fell two points, while expectations for the year ahead lost one point. FAST FACTS | CONSUMER MORALE Consumer confidence index at lowest level since mid-2008, when the UK was in recession.All five measures of confidence fell in April. Consumer spending accounts for 65 per cent of GDP, and damage to confidence could hit growth. Share whatsappcenter_img Read This Next’A Quiet Place Part II’ Sets Pandemic Record in Debut WeekendFamily ProofHiking Gadgets: Amazon Deals Perfect For Your Next AdventureFamily ProofAmazon roars for MGM’s lion, paying $8.45 billion for studio behind JamesFamily ProofBack on the Rails for Summer New York to New Orleans, Savannah and MiamiFamily ProofIndian Spiced Vegetable Nuggets: Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofYoga for Beginners: 3 Different Types of Yoga You Should TryFamily ProofChicken Bao: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofCheese Crostini: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofHomemade Tomato Soup: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily Proof whatsapp by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeHero WarsThis game will keep you up all night!Hero WarsTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastLuxury SUVs | Search AdsThese Cars Are So Loaded It’s Hard to Believe They’re So CheapLuxury SUVs | Search AdsGundry MD Total Restore SupplementWhat Rice Does to the Human BodyGundry MD Total Restore SupplementSenior Living | Search AdsNew Senior Apartments Coming to Scottsdale (Take A Look at The Prices)Senior Living | Search AdsFilm OracleHer Love Triangle Inspired 3 Of The Most Popular Songs Ever WrittenFilm OracleBrake For ItThe Most Worthless Cars Ever MadeBrake For ItBlood Pressure For LifeWhy Doctors May No Longer Prescribe Blood Pressure MedsBlood Pressure For LifeiCanAnswerThat.comThe New Volkswagen Atlas Is The Car Of Your Dreams.iCanAnswerThat.com Show Comments ▼ last_img read more

World Cup boosts Kindred customer numbers

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Revenue, profit and EBITDA also up in second quarter as World Cup drives growth Kindred Group has cited the impact of this year’s Fifa World Cup football tournament as the main driver behind a record number of active customers on its platforms in the second quarter.A total of 1.55 million Kindred players were classed as active in the three months to June 30, up 32% from 1.17 million in the same period last year. The World Cup ran from June 14 to July 15 in Russia.“The World Cup provided a significant all-time high in customer activity and continued strong organic growth, and unexpected results led to a sportsbook margin of 8.2% after free bets,” Kindred chief executive Henrik Tjärnström (pictured) said.He added during an earnings call this (Wednesday) morning: “We’re very much continuing the trend of increasing our active customers and we very much believe this is the best way to grow our business.“The 2018 World Cup was expected to be the biggest ever event for us at Kindred. Every other year when we have a major football championship I’m very pleased to see everyone across the company deliver to ensure we are ready for such a big tournament.”Increased activity around the World Cup also led to a rise in key financials during the period, with revenue up 31% year-on-year to £219m (€246.5m/$288.3m). Underlying EBITDA hit £41.7m, up from £33.4m, while profit after tax climbed from £20.4m to £25.5m.For the first half of the year, revenue increased by £319.8m to £426.8 and underlying EBITDA jumped from £63.7m to £89.2m.Kindred, which counts 32Red and Unibet among its brands, has increased its headcount to more than 1,400 worldwide, with nearly 50 new hires in the three months up until the end of June.In April, in order to provide more capacity for its workforce, Kindred relocated its two Malta-based offices into a single high-tech space at Tigne Point. The company employs more than 400 people in Malta alone. World Cup boosts Kindred customer numbers Topics: Finance Sports betting Subscribe to the iGaming newslettercenter_img 25th July 2018 | By contenteditor Finance Regions: Europe Southern Europe Malta Email Addresslast_img read more

Esports Rising: How affiliates can stay ahead of the game

first_img Affiliates are in the box seat to capitalise on the emerging opportunity esports presents to a wider community of stakeholders, argues Geoffrey SmorongWhen G2 Esports defeated Team Liquid in the grand final of the 2019 League of Legends Mid-Season Invitational (MSI), the club emerged with more than just bragging rights. They also took home $400,000 and the opportunity to further monetise their success through limited edition MSI Champions T-shirts and other merchandise. The glory bestowed on G2 Esports was yet another example of the emerging opportunity that esports presents to a wider community of stakeholders. iGaming affiliates and operators are among those capable of drawing points of comparison between esports and more traditional sports, such as football, basketball, hockey and NFL football.That comparison, however, needs to be driven by an approach that is reasoned, pragmatic and inclusive. The months ahead should provide those stakeholders with some of the most valuable data on the subject to date.The next big thing Part of the excitement surrounding esports is based on its potential as ‘the next big thing’ in the realm of international team competition. This is despite the most optimistic of projections continuing to put esports viewership well behind that of the NFL for years to come. Fortunately, the rest of 2019 should provide prospective affiliates with some entertaining, potentially enlightening, comparisons to help evaluate the enthusiasm of one emerging product against the deep-rooted cultural significance of another. That the premise can even be entertained represents a modest win for esports.Monitoring the progression of this narrative will help affiliates to better appreciate and understand where and how to focus on esports in both the short and long-term.The Fortnite World Cup Finals, which will be held in Queens, New York from 25th to 28th July and the NFL preseason kickoff on 1st August, will each be worth watching for their respective data points as much as for the action itself. The Fortnite Finals are also notable for a $30m prize pool of which the champions will take home $3m.But this comparison will never be about monetary compensation, considering the NFL has 20 players set to make over $20m this coming season. The merits of greater interest, especially where affiliates are concerned, pertain to momentum, marketability and engagement. A more qualitative comparison can be found in how each product confronts the need to acknowledge its broader audience.Engagement and growth On 20th August, less than a month after Fortnite crowns its champion, The International, an annual Dota 2 tournament, will descend on Shanghai for its first-ever appearance in an Asian country. The tournament, which at the time of this writing is on pace to surpass last year’s $25.5m prize pool, does have a relationship with the Asian market as China has 11 top three finishers in eight years.However, as the NFL has found with their increased presence in the UK (i.e. 16 London games in the last five years), the more sustained an organisation’s role, the more engagement they can expect in return.Emphasising this point is the forthcoming launch of London’s NFL Academy this September, where student age 16 to 18 will receive instruction from full-time coaches. The esports industry, like the NFL, is showing an appreciation for the benefits of extending the reach of its influence.On the topic of expansion, one which is always up for discussion across North America’s four major sports leagues (i.e.  NFL, NBA, NHL and MLB), esports is an industry designed for growth. In fairness to the “big four”, as well as European football clubs, the overhead costs of the average esports team cannot begin to compare to those operations.A prime example of growth in esports are the eight expansion slots that were made available ahead of the 2019 season of the Overwatch League (OWL), bringing the league total to 20 teams.The teams, which reportedly spent upwards of $40m each for their slots, are indicative of esports’ global appeal as Atlanta, Chengdu, Guangzhou, Hangzhou, Paris, Toronto, Vancouver and Washington D.C., are all home to new franchises.Another distinguishing trait of the OWL, which is operated by Blizzard Entertainment, is that it aspires to operate on a city-based structure where teams would have home venues to foster fervent fanbases and passionate rivalries. It is a far cry from the enmity that surfaces when Liverpool and Manchester United take to the pitch or when theGreen Bay Packers and Chicago Bears clash in one of the NFL’s oldest rivalries. But it nonetheless lends momentum to a future filled with potential.What does that potential mean for affiliates?The affiliate approach Affiliates are in an enviable position when it comes to strategising for an esports market that is rife with engaging personalities, big-picture thinking and celebrity influence. The latter of these points is bolstered by the involvement of household names like Steph Curry, Michael Jordan, Odell Beckham Jr. and Drake.The industry even has its own annual awards show to recognise the best across a variety of categories, including ‘Personality of the Year’. Last year’s winner in the category was Tyler “Ninja” Blevins, who has over 4.3m Twitter followers and more than 14m on Twitch, the Amazon-owned live streaming platform.One of the most consistently cited strengths of successful affiliates is an ability to adapt to changing environments and identify optimal methods for engaging diverse target audiences. This will be an important skillset in understanding the mindset and motivations of a prospective esports bettor compared with those of a typical punter.A speculative yet optimistic approach to esports, will position affiliates to respond appropriately to opportunities in emerging markets. This also applies to the US market where many affiliates, operators and suppliers, closely monitor legislative developments on a state-by-state basis.While projections for the future of esports vary and merit constant evaluation, affiliates also know better than any industry stakeholder the challenge of waiting too long to cultivate a loyal customer base. The question of whether to adopt a corresponding engagement strategy is one that affiliates will need to reflect on in the months to come while evaluating the potential cost of inaction. As director of client services for Paysafe’s Income Access, Geoffrey Smorong focuses on the daily operation and management of all Income Access client-facing activities. In addition to ensuring clients have access to responsive and reliable support, he is also a strategic leader in identifying market growth opportunities as well as product development and project management. Esports 3rd June 2019 | By Stephen Carter Affiliates are in the box seat to capitalise on the emerging opportunity esports presents to a wider community of stakeholders, argues Geoffrey Smorong Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwittercenter_img Esports Rising: How affiliates can stay ahead of the game Tags: Online Gambling Topics: Esports Sports betting Email Addresslast_img read more

Diamond Bank Nigeria (DIAMON.ng) 2003 Annual Report

first_imgDiamond Bank Nigeria Plc (DIAMON.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2003 annual report.For more information about Diamond Bank Nigeria Plc (DIAMON.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Diamond Bank Nigeria Plc (DIAMON.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Diamond Bank Nigeria Plc (DIAMON.ng)  2003 annual report.Company ProfileDiamond Bank Nigeria Plc is a financial services institution in Nigeria operating in the treasury, business banking, corporate banking and retail banking sectors. The company offers a full service bank of products and services ranging from transactional accounts, electronic banking and money transfer services to securities dealing and custodian services; personal, automotive and home loans; MSME loans and diamond leasing services and investment and advisory services. Diamond Bank Nigeria Plc also offers, among others, life insurance products; foreign exchange services; cash management services; capital management and trade services; import finance; treasury bills and investment notes and working capital finance and contract financing. The financial institution’s head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Diamond Bank Nigeria Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Scoa Nigeria Plc (SCOA.ng) Q32019 Interim Report

first_imgScoa Nigeria Plc (SCOA.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Engineering sector has released it’s 2019 interim results for the third quarter.For more information about Scoa Nigeria Plc (SCOA.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Scoa Nigeria Plc (SCOA.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Scoa Nigeria Plc (SCOA.ng)  2019 interim results for the third quarter.Company ProfileScoa Nigeria Plc is a conglomerate company in Nigeria specialising in turnkey projects in the technology, infrastructure, farming, water engineering, food technologies and telecommunication sectors. Projects include the supply, construction, installation and maintenance of power generation and air-conditioning systems, home/office systems, security systems, electrical systems and fire prevention/industrial safety systems. Scoa Nigeria Plc distributes and services a range of passenger vehicles, trucks, buses and trailers and provides services for fleet management, trade-ins, vehicle leasing, providing drivers and service and repairs. Turnkey projects in the hospital and healthcare sector includes supplying and servicing hospital equipment and providing medical training services in the area of magnetic resonance, computed topography, cardiovascular, x-rays, radiography, ultrasound, nuclear medicine, radiation therapy and cardiac resuscitation. Scoa Nigeria Plc manages centres for physiotherapy and dentistry and a laboratory to diagnose and treat terminal illnesses and heart and neurological diseases. Scoa Nigeria Plc is a subsidiary of Fadoul Group. Its head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Scoa Nigeria Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

30 Minutes with… Kelly Haimona

first_imgTable for two? Transformers Optimus Prime and Megatron might start a food fightWhat would you like to achieve outside of rugby?I would like to be known as someone who would do anything for the unfortunate people back home in New Zealand. I want to do anything to look after the kids who don’t have a wealthy family or who have not had any of the opportunities I was lucky enough to have.How did you find the Six Nations?The Six Nations is hard, man. It’s one of the hardest rugby competitions I’ve played in so far in my career. But it’s enjoyable. Hopefully I make the World Cup squad. On the ball: Kelly Haimona started four of Italy’s Six Nations games this season. Photo: Getty Images If you could be any of your team-mates, who would it be?I’d be Dion Berryman. He’s the fastest in the Zebre squad and I’d like to know what it’s like to be quick.Do you mind everyone talking about how big you are?Na, I’ve had it my whole life. But my wife was telling me she was watching the Italy game against England, when I did some good footwork and one of the commentators said: “Who cares how big he is when he can move like that.” My wife really liked that.What’s your most embarrassing moment?When I was 12 or 13 I lost the ball just as I was about to score. I learnt my lesson that day in club rugby – always use two hands!Who would be your three dream dinner party guests?Optimus Prime, Megatron and Superman. You wouldn’t have to feed the Transformers because, well, they’re robots, and then I’d cook Superman a steak. I don’t really cook too often at home but I’d do it for Superman. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALScenter_img What are your bugbears?Nothing much really p***es me off. I’m pretty laid-back, so I really wouldn’t know. But I’m no pushover – I’m only a pushover at home with the wife!What are your guilty pleasures?I have a few – lollies and chocolate are up there – but the big one is KFC. My go-to is the three-piece Ultimate Meal. But there aren’t really any KFCs in Italy, so I’ll take any chance to get one. When I’m back in New Zealand it’s one of the first things I do.Who’s the biggest joker you know?It has to be Leonardo Sarto. He’s very cheeky, but in a good way. Everyone gets it, but not the coaches – we leave them alone!Any practical jokes you can share?There aren’t any pranks that come to mind but, wait, there is this joke… a Maori walks into a bar… Actually, I don’t think I can tell that!Who would you like to be stuck in a lift with?I’d like to be stuck with either Michael Jordan or Muhammad Ali and the ghost of Michael Jackson. That would be good for a yarn.Inspired conversation: Michael Jordan would probably have some stories to tell. Photo: Getty ImagesWhat’s the funniest thing you’ve seen on the pitch?I saw a streaker once! Playing club rugby when I was in Rotorua, a streaker came on just as the opposition made a break. The streaker almost got to the end of the field as a spectator let their dog loose. It eventually caught him.If you could have one superpower, what would it be?To fly. I would fly back to NZ… maybe for a KFC! An off-the-wall chat with Italy and Zebre fly-half Kelly Haimonalast_img read more

Jerry Collins claims physical threat from gang following Japan arrest

first_imgTuesday Mar 26, 2013 Jerry Collins claims physical threat from gang following Japan arrest Former All Blacks hardman Jerry Collins has been held by Japanese police since March 17th following his arrest for carrying knives into a department store in Hamamatsu, Japan. It has since emerged that he felt he was under threat from a Brazilian gang.In a bizarre and unfortunate turn of events, Collins walked into an upmarket department store, laid two 17cm knives down on the counter, and waited for police to arrest him. Over twenty arrived after the first police officer reportedly saw how big Collins was, and called for backup.“They just walked him out of the shop normally, but there were 30 police surrounding him so it created a big scene,” said the store manager, who added that Collins went peacefully.The 32 year-old All Black star, who has been playing rugby for Yamaha Jubilo club, has been detained at the local police station. A few days back he was visited by New Zealand TV show Campbell Live, who were able to get inside and have a brief chat with him.He told the show that he feared for his life after he was being chased by a gang that reportedly disliked foreign rugby players being in their city, dating back to before Collins even arrived. He also said that he was extremely relieved to have been arrested.While there has been speculation that his behaviour resembled that of someone dabbling in drug usage, he denied that claim and said that he has been tested and came out clean.In Japan it is illegal to carry knives bigger than 15cm without police permission, so he could face up to two years in prison and a fine, or if classified as a sword/s, he could face up to three years. His lawyer aims to dispute all potential charges and arrived in Japan with letters and character references from the New Zealand Rugby Union, family, friends, churches, and community leaders.“Just to identify for the authorities that this man, who is of course so well known as an All Black, also has so many other qualities, has provided so much to the community, to young people,” lawyer Tim Castle, who aims to have Collins freed from custody this week, said “It’s important that the authorities who may not know these things receive that kind of information.”In Japan police can hold suspects for up to 23 days without charge. Collins’ contract with his club is due to expire on March 31, and they have said that they know nothing of his fears or mental state.Below is the complete video report from Cambell Live on 3 News New ZealandUPDATE: Collins has been released and fined Y150,000 (NZ$1900)“The authorities in Japan have accepted that this was a minor indiscretion, and that there were extenuating circumstances for the possession, and that there was neither sinister nor threatening purpose,” said his lawyer, Tim Castle, who flew to Japan to oversee his release.Time: 12:23Credit: 3 News NZADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error See it to Believe it Related Articles 25 WEEKS AGO WATCH: Experts explain what actually happens… 26 WEEKS AGO WATCH: Leigh Halfpenny makes yet another… 26 WEEKS AGO Parisse alley-oop magic sets up brilliant… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedUrologists Stunned: Forget the Blue Pill, This “Fixes” Your EDSmart Life ReportsYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyGranny Stuns Doctors by Removing Her Wrinkles with This Inexpensive TipSmart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier Living30+ Everyday Items with a Secret Hidden PurposeNueeyThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

Thanks: A Guide to Donor Centered Fundraising

first_imgThanks: A Guide to Donor Centered Fundraising About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis  17 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 21 November 2007 | Newslast_img read more

People’s Postcode Trust offers £50,000 in public vote

first_img Tagged with: Digital Funding Scotland  25 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis The People’s Postcode Trust is offering to give £50,000 to the winning charity from a shortlist of 12, together with five runners-up prizes of £2000 in their Vote That Counts campaign in partnership with the Sunday Mail. The winner will be decided by public online vote.The 12 charities were decided by the trustees of the Postcode Trust, whose income is generated by the Postcode Lottery. There are large and small charities on the list and were chosen to reflect a range of charitable activities. The winners are required to spend their prize on projects in Scotland.The campaign got underway on 30 October and will run until 4 December. Participating charities are encouraged to spread the word by social media and other channels to secure the highest number of votes. Participants are invited to use the hashtag #votethatcounts to help spread the word.Can my charity benefit?The 12 beneficiary charities have already been selected for this campaign. This is the first such online voting campaign run by the Trust, but if it proves successful, there is a chance that they will be repeated and extended beyond Scotland.www.votethatcounts.org People’s Postcode Trust offers £50,000 in public vote Howard Lake | 1 November 2011 | Newscenter_img Advertisement AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.last_img read more

Changes announced to six areas in the Code of Fundraising Practice

first_img  108 total views,  4 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis24 Tagged with: Code of Fundraising Practice Law / policy regulation Howard Lake | 2 August 2017 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis24  107 total views,  3 views today 225 responses.183 of these were from named organisations.Of the total responses, 199 were complete.The highest level of engagement with the consultation was from charities  at 59%.36 individuals responded as individuals.129 individuals stated they were responding on behalf of a charity.Fundraising managers and staff were the most prominent role represented, making up 36% of the total.Changes are “the norm in excellent fundraising” for manySuzanne McCarthy, Chair of the Fundraising Regulator’s Standards Committee, said: “The revised Code is the outcome of six months of consultation with the sector and discussion with the public, striking a better balance for all on crucial fundraising issues. A strong Code encourages public trust and confidence in giving and helps charities to fundraise more effectively.”SEE ALSO: Fundraising Regulator in webinar on changes to Code of Fundraising PracticeStephanie Siddall, Policy Manager at the Institute of Fundraising, said: “The changes to the Code announced today are welcome and will make a positive difference to the way charities raise money for their vital work. They come off the back of a wide consultation with the fundraising profession and we are very glad that many of the sector’s comments and suggestions have been taken on board.“The changes today reflect what many of our members already consider the norm in excellent fundraising.  By including these in the Code we can ensure best practice and high standards across the entire fundraising profession.”Advice from Institute of FundraisingThe Institute responded to the publication of the updated Code of Fundraising Practice, which it created and developed over many years before the Fundraising Regulator took responsibility for it, with some advice on some of the issues raised.Whistleblowing on fundraisingIt has published a guide on fundraising whistleblowing. This PDF download notes that “some charities may already have general, organisation wide whistleblowing policy, and can incorporate a fundraising element into that. Other charities may choose to make a procedure on whistleblowing on fundraising practices clear in their staff and volunteer handbook, and draw it to the attention of staff and volunteers as part of an induction or training process.”Keeping up to dateThe Institute also published a one-page checklist on how to keep up to date with the Code and implementing these and future changes. If there are any outstanding question fundraisers are advised to contact the Regulator directly, and IoF members also have the option of contacting the Institute’s policy team for advice. Changes announced to six areas in the Code of Fundraising Practice About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. The Fundraising Regulator has announced changes to six areas of the Code of Fundraising Practice, the product of its consultation with fundraisers and the public.The changes include new requirements covering the areas of:•       Charity trustees•       The fundraising ask•       Solicitation (disclosure) statements•       Raising concerns about fundraising practice (whistleblowing)•       Charity Collection Bags•       Fundraising Agreements and monitoring third party complianceImplementation over two to four monthsCharities will have between two and four months in which to implement the changes. The Regulator accepts that charities will need to arrange training and introduce compliance monitoring processes.Three of the changes have no grace period and should be implemented by 31 July 2017. These cover charity trustees, the fundraising ask, and third parties.Two of the changes should be implemented by 30 September 2017. These cover the fundraising ask and charity collection bags.Two of the changes should be implemented by 30 November 2017. These cover whistleblowing in fundraising and solicitation (disclosure) statements.Responses to the consultationThe Regulator launched its Consultation on the Code of Fundraising Practice in February 2017.In addition to the Code changes, the Fundraising Regulator published a summary of responses to its consultation and the results of research with members of the public across the UK. Advertisementlast_img read more