PFRA Newsfeed

Professional Standards

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.

did you know

“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

chuggers

Face-to-face Fundraising News

18/11/14

Face Up Magazine - Autumn/Winter Edition 2014

Cick to read story

The PFRA has today published its newest magazine on face-to-face fundraising. Covering all the news and information from around…

Read full story »

@ThePFRA on Twitter

  • @tsi_uk Article on doorstep fundraising - 'Friends in Need' portfolio.cpl.co.uk/TS-Today/20141… #partnership
  • Funding challenges for councils mean charities are more important than ever. Underlines importance of our near 100 agreements with councils.
  • Cllr Marianne Overton from @LGANews sets out future of council-charity partnerships at #acevoconf14 http://t.co/Noyh6DBl2q
  • Great speech from ceo of User Voice Mark Johnson at #acevoconf14 incredible story http://t.co/C0sxsznmFW
  • Great leadership on the issue of donors in a vulnerable circumstance from @Ioftweets gu.com/p/43am5/stw