11 Key Steps for Trustees, 1 Giant Leap for Your Charity – Month 7
This month we are focusing on charity campaigning, lobbying and political activity.
There are some charities that have always embraced campaigning as an important aspect of their work. Others have just started such activities more recently, perhaps in the face of funding cuts, to protect the rights of their beneficiaries. However, there is an increasing view that many charities are discouraged from campaigning, due to fears of being criticised by the public or politicians, or the possibility of regulatory intervention by the Charity Commission (or the Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator in Scotland).
We demystify the rules on charity campaigning and lobbying to empower charities to undertake such activities if their trustees choose to do so.
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