Last month the online donation website CharityGiving was found to owe charities a minimum of £250,000 and was consequently suspended by the Charity Commission. Following this news, Charity Finance Group and the Institute of Fundraising have teamed up to provide guidance about online giving platforms and payment systems.
According to Third Sector, the guidance will demonstrate how online platforms operate, giving charities a more comprehensive view of the donation process to ensure security.
Head of policy and research at the IoF, Daniel Fluskey, said: “Digital donations are growing – more people are using online giving platforms or smartphones to give money to their favourite causes. As the technology continues to develop it’s important that charities feel confident in using digital channels to connect with donors. We hope that this guidance will achieve that.”
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