Fundraising and the law – free webinar series | Bates Wells

Whether you need a refresher on corporate partnerships or you’re looking to stay compliant when face to face fundraising, the Bates Wells sector-leading charity team have got you covered. Bates Wells’ free webinar series will explore a range of fundraising areas and help you navigate the increasingly complex legal and regulatory regimes and regulations that you need to comply with.


Face to face fundraising: How to stay compliant
Thursday 2 May | 12pm-1pm

Face to face fundraising can generate a lot of complaints and has been the subject of a Fundraising Regulator market inquiry in recent months. This webinar will explore the common pitfalls and risks associated with public fundraising and how to stay compliant with law and regulation. It will cover:

  • Overview of the key laws and regulations that apply
  • Compliance with the Code of Fundraising Practice
  • Contracts with professional fundraisers
  • Sub-contracting
  • Monitoring of fundraisers

Who should attend?
This session will be relevant to fundraisers working in face to face fundraising as well as legal and compliance teams.

Corporate fundraising: Opportunities and pitfalls
Thursday 13 June | 1pm-2pm

Working with corporate partners can be a key method of raising funds and the profile of your cause. It is however a heavily regulated area, and it is important to understand what types of legal agreements are needed and what steps should be taken to remain compliant with the law and Code of Fundraising Practice. It will cover:

  • An overview of law and regulation in this area
  • Commercial participation
  • Sponsorship
  • Charity of the Year arrangements
  • Licence fees and tax

Who should attend?
Anyone new to corporate partnerships, or anyone that would like a refresher.