Institute of Fundraising consults on online consultations

first_img Howard Lake | 25 March 2004 | News Institute of Fundraising consults on online consultations AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis The Institute of Fundraising is suggesting to its members that it use electronic means to bring consultation documents to their attention and to seek feedback.The Institute’s proposal featured in a letter to members from Andrew Watt, Deputy Chief Executive. He explained that “we anticipate that there will be an increase in the volume of consultations in the future, raising from the implementation of a self-regulatory structure for fundraising.” As a result, he reports that the Institute is “considering running e-consultations.” By this he means “informing stakeholders by e-mail of the consultation and asking them to view the consultation documents on the Institute’s Web site.” Advertisement  22 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThiscenter_img Any comments on this proposal should, appropriately enough, be e-mailed to the Institute at [email protected] by 21 May 2004.While it is encouraging that the Institute feels it should consult its members on so many aspects of its work, it is somewhat disappointing that it should see this move as in any way controversial. Other membership bodies have been doing it for years.Of course, if they were to rely solely on electronic communications for consultations and feedback, then they would probably be excluding the minority of their members who don’t or won’t use such a medium. But that isn’t the case, so the Institute should just get on with using e-mail to communicate in all ways it sees fit, including running consultations. About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. Tagged with: Digitallast_img read more