Principles for Statutory Regulation and Self-Regulation of Fundraising

The need for philanthropic support and solidarity is bigger than ever. As the philanthropic sector and the use of digital technologies has grown, so have opportunities for civil society organizations (CSOs) to adopt new fundraising practices. The private sector is playing an increasing role in fundraising and acting as the intermediary service provider between donors and charities. The societal environment for fundraising is also rapidly changing. CSOs need to adapt their strategies to match the unique needs of the millennial generation. Questions about how to appropriately regulate these new practices are also increasingly pertinent.

The Fundraising Principles report provides a global overview of current trends in fundraising regulation and self-regulation. Additionally, it offers principles and recommendations addressing seven key areas based on international and regional standards and country practices. The report aims to support advocacy efforts to create an enabling environment for fundraising around the globe.

ECNL and ICNL developed the Fundraising Principles with the support of a group of key experts on fundraising. Learn more on ECNL’s website.