Institute of Fundraising aims to protect charities’ revenue from lotteries

first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Institute of Fundraising aims to protect charities’ revenue from lotteries  9 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 18 September 2002 | News The Institute of Fundraising and Charity Law Association are working to secure revenue from charity lotteries and lottery-type promotions.The organisations have submitted a joint response to the Government Consultation on the law on prize competitions. They believe that the current and longstanding public policy that lotteries must benefit good causes is in jeopardy because of proposed changes to prize competition laws.The submission calls calls for the definitions of ‘lotteries’ (games determined by chance) and ‘prize competitions’ (games involving skill) to be amplified to deal with twenty-first century developments such as premium-rate lines, text messages and the Internet and to ensure that charities continue to benefit from the proceeds of lotteries. Advertisement Andrew Watt, Head of Policy at the Institute of Fundraising said, “Any distinction between the two activities must be effectively regulated and enforced and there must be parity in regulation.” 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.last_img

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