Your organisation´s governing body, or a person authorised by the governing body, must authorise all fundraising appeals in writing.
The authority must contain the name of the promoter and any conditions on the authority.
Additionally, if the promoter conducts the appeal for commission or reward, the charity and the promoter must enter into a written agreement which the Delegate of the Minister must approve.
However, this does not apply if the benefit that the promoter offers is in the ordinary course of the promoter´s business. The promoter must also demonstrate that the appeal is ancillary to providing the benefit and outside the ordinary course of their business.
Promoters must retain financial records for six years and correspondence for one year. These records include:
- the purpose of the appeal
- the authority to act as a promoter for the appeal
- accurate records showing full details of the appeal´s income and expenditure associated and how all money and property was dispersed.
Last reviewed 09/12/2011