Fundraising in Australia is set to be governed by a new code in a bid to reflect best practice and meet community expectations.
Following an extensive review, the Fundraising Institute of Australia board has approved a new code of practice, informed by the International Statement of Ethical Principles in Fundraising. The code, which is a voluntary, self-regulatory code of conduct for fundraising in Australia, aims to raise standards of conduct across the sector by going beyond the requirements of government regulation.
From 1 January 2018, members will be expected to abide by a number of commitments including undertaking not to accept a donation where they have a reasonable belief that the donor is in vulnerable circumstances and ensuring that anyone involved in fundraising activities is trained in understanding the code.
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