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14 July 2017

Fundraising Preference Service - FPS Requests

It has been over a week since the Fundraising Preference Service has been launched and the Fundraising Regulator has released some figures - see above.  We have contacted a number of our clients about their experience so far:


12 July 2017

Fundraising Preference Service

The Charity sector came under the media spotlight in 2015 when frustration amongst the general public regarding the nature and frequency of fundraising approaches was reported.  Following a review, the need for a service to help individuals manage their communication with charities was identified, hence the FPS.  The Fundraising Preferen…

06 July 2017

alms.NET - Supporting the GDPR requirements

We are working with our clients on an individual basis to discuss the requirements for GDPR and how it affects individuals data held in alms.NET. Our clients are at different stages of GDPR adoption in terms of their understanding and preparation so we are reviewing each one to see how far they have progressed and what their challenges a…

26 June 2017

Have you got consent?

Managing consent is one of the biggest challenges our clients and other charities are facing regarding the GDPR. It doesn’t just mean obtaining consent to send direct marketing communications; it is also about obtaining consent to hold personal data.

Consent forms part of the individual’s rights and is affected by the following areas:

21 June 2017

GDPR - Change is happening

As of 25th May 2018 organisations will be required to meet the GDPR regulations, in capturing and processing data, particularly in regard to communications. It is important to realise that this is the date from which fines for breach of the regulations will begin. The regulations have actually been in force since May 2016. The GDPR relat…

24 September 2015

alms.NET Live

Migration of 1m Contacts, 3 Million Transactions, 10 teams, 60 users and a new technical infrastructure – in just 9 Months!

27 May 2015

lots of change but same old problems

Five years ago I was a very fit and active 47 year old with a large family and a good career in the NFP sector at Westwood Forster. Then, for no apparent reason, I suffered catastrophic and near fatal heart failure.

02 May 2015

HMRC Changes to Gift Aid Claiming - April 2015

One of the requirements of a gift aid claim has always been the submission of a full postal address for both donors and sponsored event participants. The recent change to the scheme included validation to ensure that either a valid UK postcode was present or for non-UK residents that HMRC were notified accordingly.

With the introductio…

10 April 2015

going forward

We’ll be posting, frequently and irregularly, on things we’re interested in and care about. Things we think worth saying and sharing. Irregularly, because if we’ve nothing to say, that’s what we’ll say.

There’ll be some product news, of course, because we care about alms.NET. There won’t be too much, and we’ll do our best to make it in…

10 April 2015

location, location, location?

Our office lease expired at the end of March: the landlord is 're-purposing' the building, into posh apartments. We've been thinking for some time about the need for an office, for people to travel to daily in order to work.  

It's a while since all the hard resources needed to do jobs like ours had to be under one roof - the incr…

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