Details of an event in March which is recommended by Sandy Adirondack. Other solicitors, councils for voluntary service, umbrella organisations etc may also be providing events now and in the coming months.
This update also provides GDPR resources for organisations which carry out fundraising or direct marketing.
GDPR: A practical guide for HR professionals. Webinar, Thursday 29 March, 11.30am-12.30pm, £30. Bates Wells Braithwaite solicitors, https://www.bwbllp.com/events/2018/03/29/gdpr-a-practical-guide-for-hr-professionals.
On-demand webinars. Three webinars from the Institute of Fundraising, available on demand:
- Introducing GDPR;
- Building a compliance plan
- Focus on fundraising.
All three £49 for IoF members, £79 non-members.
Fundraising and direct marketing
Basic and detailed resources:
- "Marketing, marketing, marketing", a half-page summary of when you do and do not need consent for fundraising and direct marketing, and what to do now if you need to refresh consent. Also on the Mills & Reeve charity legal update blog at http://www.charitylegalupdate.co.uk/.
- The Information Commissioner's Office's FAQs for charities at https://ico.org.uk/for-organisations/charity/charities-faqs/, in particular the FAQs on consent which make clear that consent is not needed for postal fundraising/marketing, but is needed for some calls and for texts and emails not only under GDPR but also the Privacy and Electronic Communication Regulations 2003 – see the ICO's guide to PECR at https://ico.org.uk/for-organisations/guide-to-pecr/. The ICO says in its charity FAQs, "if you don’t need consent under PECR you can rely on legitimate interests for marketing activities if you can show how you use people’s data is proportionate, has a minimal privacy impact, and people would not be surprised or likely to object".
- GDPR: The essentials for fundraising organisations, covering getting to grips with the basics; 'opt in' consents vs 'opt out'; and FAQs. Published May 2017, 19pp, free download via https://www.institute-of-fundraising.org.uk/library/gdpr-the-essentials-for-fundraising-organisations/. For more GDPR resources see https://www.institute-of-fundraising.org.uk/guidance/research/get-ready-for-gdpr/.
- Post-GDPR changes to the Code of Fundraising Practice, added today (15 February) to the Code page on the Fundraising Regulator's website. Go to https://www.fundraisingregulator.org.uk/code-of-fundraising-practice/code-of-fundraising-practice-v1-4-310717-docx/, and click on Post-GDPR changes on the left-hand side.
- News release summarising the post-GDPR changes at https://www.fundraisingregulator.org.uk/2018/02/15/code-fundraising-practice-updated-data-protection/.
- Fundraising Regulator's guidance to be published in the next couple of weeks, produced in partnership with the Information Commissioner's Office, Institute of Fundraising, Charity Commission National Council for Voluntary Organisations, Wales Council for Voluntary Action and Northern Ireland Council for Voluntary Action. Sign up for newsletters at the top of the above page (with the summary post-GDPR changes) to be notified when the Guidance is published. The guidance will be the main source of information for any organisation that uses personal data for fundraising or direct marketing,