Ethical Fundraising Policy
1. It is Unlock Democracy’s policy to uphold the same standards of transparency as laid out in the PPERA or it successor with regards donations by declaring the source of national donations monetary or in kind valued at or over £5000.
2. It is Unlock Democracy’s policy to seek funds from a wide range of sources and to accept funding from any donor and whether monetary or in kind, provided that acceptance does not:
- impair Unlock Democracy’s independence to pursue its mission
- endanger its integrity, brand or reputation
- negatively impact on the work of Unlock Democracy
- is inimical to the organisations objectives or its agreed policies.
- would lead to a demonstrable net decline in the assets of the Unlock Democracy.
- consists of goods, property, or services, which the Unlock Democracy cannot lawfully use, convert, sell or exchange, in direct support of its aims
3. The refusal or acceptance of donations on a day to day basis is the responsibility of the Membership and Fundraising Manager, where there is some ambiguity as to whether a donation can be accepted the decision is referred to the Director, however the ultimate responsibility for accepting or declining donations lies with Unlock Democracy’s management committee.