Third-party fundraisers that are not covered by the legal definition of a professional fundraiser must indicate the actual amount and how the payment is calculated in each proposal or agreement, and fully specify all fees, expenses and other related costs, the calculation of their fees and the timing of payments. You must have a written agreement with any paid third party fundraiser or business partner with which you work to collect donations. In England, Wales and Scotland, you must do so if the third-party fund-raising or business partner you work with falls within the legal definition of a “professional fundraiser” or a “commercial participant.” Don`t forget to keep any non-political fundraisers and contact Shelter before contacting celebrities, the press or businesses to support the event. Examples of situations in which a fundraising company would act as a “professional fundraiser” would be, if hired by a charity to obtain donations for the charity of new donors: if a third-party fundraiser falls within the definition of “professional fundraising”, the agreement must contain the details of the invitation statement they must make , as well as the fees and expenses paid by professional fundraising. Budget before the event because Shelter cannot be held responsible for the costs, taxes or expenses associated with your fundraising activity. Please note that in Northern Ireland there is no legislation on professional fundraisers or business participants. (However, non-profit organisations collecting donations in Northern Ireland may decide to comply with the legal requirements of England and Wales and Scotland. You need to make sure that the copyright on all materials and databases related to the fundraising activity is clear before performing the activity. We can provide you with our custom “In Aid of” logo to support your fundraising. Where an agreement with a counterparty falls within the definition of “commercial participant,” the commercial participant must have a written agreement with the charity for which he intends to raise funds, and certain information must be included. The written agreement between you and the third-party fundraiser must contain terms that define what is considered confidential information. If you place fundraising content on the website of a third-party fundraiser or business partner, you must be as diligent as when placing it on your own site. You must have verification procedures in the agreement.
You must take into account the performance of the third-party supplier in these audits and decide whether other measures are appropriate (for example. B revision of the agreement or activation of punitive clauses that may be part of the agreement).