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Statement of Guiding Principles for Fundraising

BirdWatch Ireland is committed to complying with the Statement of Guiding Principles for Fundraising and has formally discussed and adopted the Statement at a meeting of the Board on 26th February 2014.

Guiding Principles:

  • BirdWatch Ireland confirms its commitment to the principles set out in the Statement of Guiding Principles for Fundraising by a statement to that effect in its annual report.
  • BirdWatch Ireland has a Donor Charter which is consistent with the Statement of Guiding Principles for Fundraising.
  • BirdWatch Ireland regularly monitors compliance with the Statement of Guiding Principles for Fundraising and compliance reports are received regularly by the Board.
  • BirdWatch Ireland considers the Statement of Guiding Principles for Fundraising when planning all fundraising activity.
  • BirdWatch Ireland provides honest, open and transparent disclosure when fundraising from the public.
  • BirdWatch Ireland has appointed a senior member of staff to be responsible for compliance with the Statement of Guiding Principles for Fundraising.
  • BirdWatch Ireland ensures that fundraising staff are provided with information and training on the Statement of Guiding Principles for Fundraising and its implementation.
  • BirdWatch Ireland has a feedback and complaints procedure consistent with the Statement of Guiding Principles for Fundraising.
  • Feedback is recorded for review by relevant staff and governing body. Feedback is responded to promptly and appropriately.
  • BirdWatch Ireland prepares financial reports consistent with the requirements of the Charities Act 2009 which include a statement concerning the extent to which control of the organisation is independent of its funding sources.
  • BirdWatch Ireland ensures that all donations are tracked and recorded and complies with data protection requirements.
  • BirdWatch Ireland is accessible to the public through a number of readily available contact options.

BirdWatch Ireland

BirdWatch Ireland is a Registered Charity: CHY 5703 / CRA 20008963
Irish Wildbird Conservancy (trading as BirdWatch Ireland) : CRO No. 116468
BirdWatch Ireland Retail & Services : CRO No. 543457
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