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Public launch of Principles & Standards of Fundraising Practice

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FIA’s Principles & Standards of Fundraising Practice are a fundraiser’s guide to ethical, accountable and transparent fundraising.

FIA chairman Leo Orland said that the FIA’s code of practice is really a bill of rights for donors.

The FIA claim that donors expect information about how their donation has made a difference, and that fundraisers need to communicate regularly with donors and present an open and honest account of how donations are used.

Self regulation through the use of industry developed codes of practice is being encouraged by Australian governments to ensure informed involvement by practitioners.

The FIA’s Principles & Standards were developed in consultation with government, members and industry stakeholders and complement legislation, ensuring its relevancy to best practice.

FIA CEO Chris McMillan said that the FIA was creating national standards for fundraising practices.

“The FIA is committed to ensuring the best possible practice by all our members, and we urge non-member charities to come on board and ensure the public has confidence in our sector,”
McMillan said.

The public launch saw endorsements from the Hon Tanya Plibersek MP, CHOICE, the Australian Council for International Development (ACFID) and the Centre for Social Impact, among others.

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