Statement of Guiding Principles for Fundraising

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Holly’s Horse Haven Charities resolution regarding the Statement of Guiding Principles for Fundraising

 

Holly’s Horse Haven Charity resolves to adopt the Statement of Guiding Principles for Fundraising
and confirms that Holly’s Horse Haven Charity  is committed to complying with the Statement and will
endeavor to:
1. Adhere to the core principles of respect, honesty and openness by:
1.1 Respecting the rights, dignity and privacy of supporters, clients and beneficiaries.
1.2 Answering reasonable questions about fundraising activity and fundraising costs honestly.
1.3 Making information about our purpose, activities and governance available to the public.
2. Demonstrate its commitment to donors by:
2.1 Agreeing and making known a Donor’s Charter consistent with the Statement of Guiding
Principles for Fundraising containing commitments regarding the causes for which the
charity is fundraising, the use of donations, and disclosures regarding the status and
authority of those soliciting donations.
2.2 Operating a complaints and feedback procedure.
3. Ensure high standards of fundraising practice by:
3.1 Ensuring fundraisers are committed to the highest standards of good practice by providing
information and training on the Statement of Guiding Principles for Fundraising.
3.2 Ensuring that fundraising activities are respectful, honest, open and legal and that images
and messages are chosen and used in accordance with the Statement of Guiding
Principles for Fundraising.
3.3 Having a policy in place regarding the management of volunteer fundraisers.

4. Be financially accountable by:

4.1 Publishing an annual report and statement of annual accounts, which includes a statement
on compliance with the Statement of Guiding Principles for Fundraising.
4.2 Making sure that there are appropriate internal financial and management controls in place.
4.3 Making sure that all donations are recorded and that records comply with data protection
legislation.
5. Ensure that the Board and senior management take responsibility for
implementing and adhering to the Statement of Guiding Principles for
Fundraising by:
5.1 Identifying any risks that may arise and ensuring appropriate mechanisms are in place given
the size and complexity of the organisation to manage and deal with those risks.

Chairperson: Elaine Duffy

Dated: day of 07/01/2014

 

We Holly’s Horse Haven commit to comply with the Statement of
Guiding Principles for Fundraising (Yes )

Agreed and minuted at Board level on
We have a statement to that effect in our Annual Report / Annual Statement  (Yes)

We have a public statement to that effect (on the web, in public areas of our buildings, in
appropriate materials, in appropriate communications etc) (Yes)

 

Respect

The charity shall respect the rights, dignity and privacy of its supporters, clients and beneficiaries. It shall not put undue pressure on anyone
to make a gift and where someone does not want to give or wishes to cease giving, that decision will be respected. The charity will not represent their clients or beneficiaries in a disrespectful way in their promotional activities, and where possible and appropriate, clients or
beneficiaries will have an input into the charity’s promotional strategies.The charity will take care not to cause unreasonable nuisance or disruptionin its fundraising efforts.

Honesty

The charity will always act in an honest manner and will be truthful in all its dealings. It will answer honestly all reasonable questions about its fundraising activities and fundraising costs and it will do so within a reasonable time frame.

Openness

The charity will make information about its purpose and its activities freely available. It will be transparent about who it is, the work it performs and how any support is used. The charity will be accountable and will provide a number of ways whereby those interested can contact the organisation and receive a reasonably timely response. The charity will have a procedure to address complaints, a copy of which
will be available on request.

Public Compliance Statement

The Public Compliance Statement is designed for easy adoption by the substitution of the name of
your organisation where the statement contains “[Named organisation]”. This can be placed on your
website and/or used in other public communications as appropriate.
 Holly’s Horse Haven is committed to complying with the Statement for Guiding Principles for
Fundraising and has formally discussed and adopted the Statement at a meeting of the governing
body.
 Holly’s Horse Haven confirms its commitment to the principles set out in the Statement of
Guiding Principles for Fundraising by a statement to that effect in its annual report.
 Holly’s Horse Haven has a Donor Charter which is consistent with the Statement of Guiding
Principles for Fundraising.
 Holly’s Horse Haven regularly monitors compliance with the Statement of Guiding Principles for
Fundraising and compliance reports are received regularly by the governing body.
 Holly’s Horse Haven considers the Statement of Guiding Principles for Fundraising when
planning all fundraising activity.
 Holly’s Horse Haven has a policy on working with third party fundraisers (if applicable).
 Holly’s Horse Haven provides honest, open and transparent disclosure when fundraising from the
public.
 Holly’s Horse Haven has appointed a member of the governing body and/or a senior member of
staff to be responsible for compliance with the Statement of Guiding Principles for Fundraising.
 Holly’s Horse Haven ensures that fundraising staff are provided with information and training on
the Statement of Guiding Principles for Fundraising and its implementation.
 Holly’s Horse Haven has a feedback and complaints procedure consistent with the Statement of
Guiding Principles for Fundraising. Feedback is recorded for review by relevant staff including the
CEO and governing body. Feedback is responded to promptly and appropriately.

Holly’s Horse Haven prepares financial reports consistent with the requirements of the Charities

Act 2009 which include a statement concerning the extent to which control of the organisation is
independent of its funding sources.
 Holly’s Horse Haven ensures that all donations are tracked and recorded and complies with data
protection requirements.
 Holly’s Horse Haven is accessible to the public through a number of readily available contact
options.

 Handling Feedback and Complaints

Holly’s Horse Haven is committed to ensuring that all our communications and dealings with the
general public and our supporters are of the highest possible standard. We listen and respond to the
views of the general public and our supporters so that we can continue to improve.

Holly’s Horse Haven welcomes both positive and negative feedback. Therefore we aim to ensure that:
• it is as easy as possible to make a complaint;
• we treat as a complaint any clear expression of dissatisfaction with our operations which calls for a
response;
• we treat it seriously whether it is made by telephone, letter, fax, email or in person;
• we deal with it quickly and politely;
• we respond accordingly – for example, with an explanation, or an apology where we have got things
wrong, and information on any action taken etc;
• we learn from complaints, use them to improve, and monitor them at our Committee.

 

Commitment to Standards in Fundraising Practice

Holly’s Horse Haven  is fully committed to achieving the standards contained within the
Statement of Guiding Principles for Fundraising.

The Statement exists to:
Improve fundraising practice
Promote high levels of accountability and transparency by organisations fundraising from
the public
Provide clarity and assurances to donors and prospective donors about the organisations
they support.
We Holly’s Horse Haven have considered the Statement and believe we meet the
standards it sets out. Where we have not complied with the Statement we have provided
an explanation here (link)

Holly’s Horse Haven report on our fundraising activities is available in our most recent
Annual Report which can be found here (link)

We welcome your feedback on our performance via any of the contact points provided (see below).
See our Feedback and Complaints Procedure here (link).

Write to:
Elaine Duffy (Chairperson)

Address:
Howes Hill
Omeath
Co. Louth
T: 0868650360
E: hollyscharity@hotmail.com
W: www.hollyshorsehaven.com 
 
We are open 7 days a week from 9.00 am to 5.30 pm each day.
 

Disclosure

Holly’s Horse Haven is open about whether those seeking donations on their behalf are volunteers, employees of the organisation or are third party agents. Anyone fundraising on behalf of Holly’s Horse Haven  must ensure that prospective donors are aware of their status, i.e. volunteers, employees or third party agents.
 
Note:
If or when a member of the public esquires about the employment standing of a fundraiser they must receive an honest and open answer.
 
The standing in this case relates to whether or not a fundraiser is a volunteer, a paid employee of the charitable organisation or a third party agent working on behalf of the charity.
 
A form of words might be:
Volunteer: “I volunteer for Holly’s Horse Haven Charity”
Employee: “I work for Holly’s Horse Haven Charity”
 
Third Party Agent: “I work for Holly’s Horse Haven Charity and we have been engaged by the charity to raise funds
for them”