Fundraising Best Practice

Commitment to Standards in Fundraising Practice

Pieta House is fully committed to achieving the standards contained within the Statement of Guiding Principles for Fundraising from the Irish Charities Tax Reform Group.
The Irish Charities Tax Reform Group is a leadership organization working on behalf of charities to enhance the conditions for a vibrant and independent charity sector in Ireland and promotes the implementation of policies to optimise the financial value of donations by charity friendly tax reform and to underpin public and donor confidence in charities.

The Statement of Guiding Principles for Fundraising exists to:

  • Improve fundraising practice
  • Promote high levels of accountability and transparency by organisations fundraising from the public.
  • Provide clarity and assurances to donors and prospective donors about the organisations they support.
  • We, Pieta House, have considered the Statement and believe we meet the standards it sets out.

Pieta House’s report on our fundraising activities is available in our most recent Annual Report which can be found here.

See our Donor Charter here.

We welcome your feedback on our performance via any of the contact points provided (see below).

See our Feedback and Complaints Procedure here.

Write to:
Kieran Brady,
Director of Funding & Advocacy,
6 Lr. Main Street, Lucan, Co. Dublin.
T: 01 6282111
E: Kieran.brady@pieta.ie
W: www.pieta.ie
We are open 5 days a week from 9.00 am to 5.00 pm

Public Compliance Statement

Pieta House is committed to complying with the Statement for Guiding Principles for Fundraising and has formally discussed and adopted the Statement at a meeting of the Board of Directors.

Pieta House confirms its commitment to the principles set out in the Statement of Guiding Principles for Fundraising by a statement to that effect in the annual report in 2017.

Pieta House has a Donor Charter which is consistent with the Statement of Guiding Principles for Fundraising.

Pieta House regularly monitors compliance with the Statement of Guiding Principles for Fundraising and compliance reports are received regularly by the governing body.

Pieta House considers the Statement of Guiding Principles for Fundraising when planning all fundraising activity.

Pieta House provides honest, open and transparent disclosure when fundraising from the public.

Pieta House has appointed a member of the governing body and/or a senior member of staff to be responsible for compliance with the Statement of Guiding Principles for Fundraising.

Pieta House ensures that fundraising staff are provided with information and training on the Statement of Guiding Principles for Fundraising and its implementation.

Pieta House has a feedback and complaints procedure consistent with the Statement of Guiding Principles for Fundraising. Feedback is recorded for review by relevant staff including the CEO and governing body. Feedback is responded to promptly and appropriately.

Pieta House prepares financial reports consistent with the requirements of the Charities Act 2009 which include a statement concerning the extent to which control of the organization is independent of its funding sources.

Pieta House ensures that all donations are tracked and recorded and complies with data protection requirements.

Pieta House is accessible to the public through a number of readily available contact options.

Disclosure Statement

Donors have the right to be informed of the status and authority of those soliciting donations; for example, donors will be informed if fundraisers are employees of the organisation or third party agents”.

Pieta House is open about whether those seeking donations on their behalf are volunteers, employees of the organisation or are third party agents. Anyone fundraising on behalf of Pieta House must ensure that prospective donors are aware of their status, i.e. volunteers, employees or third party agents.

Note: If or when a member of the public enquires about the employment standing of a fundraiser they must receive an honest and open answer. The standing in this case relates to whether or not a fundraiser is a volunteer, a paid employee of the charitable organisation or a third party agent working on behalf of the charity.

A form of words might be:

Volunteer: “I volunteer for Pieta House”

Employee: “I work for Pieta House”

Third Party Agent: “I work for ABC Company and we have been engaged by Pieta House to raise funds for them”