The UK’s independent authority set up to uphold information rights in the public interest, promoting openness by public bodies and data privacy for individuals.

This page contains a number of resources to help you comply with data protection law when undertaking fundraising activities for your not-for-profit organisation or education organisation. 

Institute of Fundraising and Fundraising Regulator guidance, co-badged by the ICO

The Institute of Fundraising (IoF) and the Fundraising Regulator have released guidance on the GDPR which has been reviewed and co-badged by the Information Commissioner’s Office.

Fundraising and Regulatory Compliance Conference

The Fundraising and Regulatory Compliance Conference was aimed at helping charities and other fundraising groups comply with the law and was held at Manchester Town Hall on Tuesday 21 February.

Jointly organised by the ICO, Charity Commission and Fundraising Regulator, the conference set out the regulatory requirements and expectations for fundraising bodies and their boards under current and forthcoming data protection legislation.

Videos from the conference are available in the YouTube playlist.

Fundraising and marketing campaigns

If you're planning a marketing campaign, you'll have to comply with a number of regulations. Some of these apply to unsolicited electronic messages sent by telephone, fax, email or text, while others apply to marketing material sent by post.