The Fundraising Preference service was launched in July 2017 and is operated by the Fundraising Regulator. For the public it works in a similar way to the Telephone and Mail preference services, as it allows them to stop unwanted communications from charities, the development of the service was a key requirement in the development of the new Fundraising Regulator.
From Monday 26 March 2018 the service will include charities registered only in Northern Ireland
5 Things your charity needs to know about the Fundraising Preference Service:
1. The public can make a request online or over the telephone and can choose to stop email, addressed letters, texts or telephone calls from specific named charities.
2. The public can make a request for themselves or ‘on behalf of’ someone (such as a vulnerable family member).
3. Charities who receive a ‘stop’ request (usually called a suppression) will be contacted by the Fundraising Regulator.
4. Unlike TPS and MPS, charities need to log in to a special portal to collect the ‘stop request’ (suppression).
5. More information can be found on the Fundraising Regulator’s website, including this leaflet designed to help charities understand the FPS