Fareshare boss calls for pragmatic approach to fundraising regulation

8 October 2015

Lindsay Boswell, CEO of FareShare

Thursday 8 October 2015

Lindsay Boswell, CEO of FareShare UK, says a pragmatic approach is important when thinking about the implications of the recent Etherington Report into the regulation of fundraising (Charity Times).

“Normally I am so focused on running FareShare that I do not have the time to comment on what is happening at a sector level, but the recent Etherington Report…cannot be allowed to pass without comment.

“There is no evidence whatsoever that the public would have a problem with up-scaling the FRSB [Fundraising Standards Board] to have the resources and teeth to do an even better job. Indeed I believe the FRSB would welcome this and have been crying out for this to happen.

“I fully agree with the need for a stronger scheme with more resources and more teeth but where is the logic in throwing the last 10 years’ work away? For what reason or purpose? To not build on the many millions of tax payers’ and donors’ money that has been spent on the scheme so far would be a complete and utter waste. If this is just to be seen to do something new then that is simply not good enough.”

You can read the full blog here.