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Face-to-face fundraising is included within the Code of Fundraising Practice drawn up by the Institute of Fundraising. All F2F fundraisers must abide by this code of practice.

While the IoF's code governs all types of fundraising, such as telephone, direct mail, electronic media, challenge events and cash collections, F2F is the only form of fundraising that has a dedicated organisation – the PFRA – to enforce it.

We conduct compliance checks, run a mystery shopping programme that tests fundraisers against code compliance and our members are required to complete a self-accreditation process that commits them to meeting certain minimum conditions.

Most of the PFRA’s major charity members are also members of the Fundraising Standards Board, the self-regulatory body for the entire fundraising sector.

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“All three bodies recognise the importance of delivering a robust and co-ordinated system of fundraising regulation, for the benefit of both charities and the public. That is why we have already deliv

“All three bodies recognise the importance of delivering a robust and co-ordinated system of fundraising regulation, for the benefit of both charities and the public. That is why we have already deliv

Face-to-face fundraising first appeared on UK streets in 1997

625,000 new charity Direct Debits were taken out via F2F fundraisers in 2012/13

Face-to-face donors give more than £10m to charity every month

Doorstep fundraising accounts for about three-quarters of all F2F donor recruitment

PFRA has fundraising agreements with 90 councils

All public complaints about street and doorstep F2F are handled by the Fundraising Standards Board

Face-to-face fundraising first appeared on UK streets in 1997

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Face-to-face Fundraising News

25/06/15

NCVO hail PFRA penalty points to strengthen fundraising self-regulation

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Sir Stuart Etherington, Chair of the NCVO has cited the PFRA's penalty points system as evidence that "a sanctions…

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