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Tuesday, 4 November 2008

RSPCA DONT OPERATE IN SCOTLAND


BUT THEY TAKE DONATIONS FROM THE SCOTS, DESPITE THE FACT THAT THE SCOTTISH SPCA DO ALL THE WORK !


Charities that receive donations from people living outside their areas of operation must let donors know if there are other organisations with similar missions in their area, according to the Institute of Fundraising's new best practice guide on cross-border fundraising.
The guide, published today, is a response to concerns from some Scottish charities about English charities that fundraise in Scotland even though they don't operate north of the border. Last year the Scottish SPCA ran a poster campaign alerting Scots to the fact that the RSPCA does not operate in Scotland (Third Sector, 22 August 2007, page 5). "Many Scots don't understand that we are entirely separate from the RSPCA, which adds to the confusion by continuing to advertise in Scotland," said Mike Flynn, chief superintendent of the Scottish SPCA. "The fact they care only for animals in England and Wales is only ever in the small print. This leads to many donations going south of the border."

Recent research suggests, for instance, that a majority of Scots are unaware of the fact that the RSCPA does not operate in Scotland. Partly in response to that research, the Scottish Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals is running an awareness campaign on inflatable billboards in Scotland that bears the message: "The SSPCA starts where the RSPCA finishes ... at the border!"
Michelle Feenie, marketing manager of the SSPCA, said: "It is vital that we not only continue to raise the SSPCA's profile, but that we also do so in a context that makes it clear that the society is Scotland's national animal welfare charity."
Feenie said that an argument could be made for stopping English and Welsh charities from fundraising in Scotland, but the most important thing was to ensure that any advertising informed the public about where charities operate.

The code, which has been drawn up by a working group including institute members from across the UK, says donors must be told where their donations will be spent, and charities must be sensitive to their expectations.A spokeswoman for the RSPCA said the charity fully supported the open and honest approach promoted by the code, which it helped to create. She said: "We have always been mindful of the damage that sister charities operating on either side of the border could do to each other and have for many years operated informal procedures with the SSPCA very close to those advocated in the code. Despite not being registered in the whole of the UK, the RSPCA is regarded by many as a national brand."
The guide says:
Donors must know where their money will be spent
Charities must be sensitive to donor's expectations of where their money will be spent
Charities receiving donations from donors residing outside their areas of operation must make them aware of services offered by any sister organisations offering equivalent services there
All parties should be involved in joint working from the earliest stages and throughout the process
The institute's code of practice on accountability and transparency must be followed
Any agreements or protocols between sister organisations must be endorsed by all high-level stakeholders, particularly chief executives and trustees
Information and publicity materials must make clear the agreement between cross-border charities.
http://www.thirdsector.co.uk/News/DailyBulletin/858919/Institute-unveils-code-cross-border-fundraising/85A2C16B3675C33360C84E2246235455/?DCMP=EMC-DailyBulletin

5 comments:

Rob Roy said...

no work no pay go away rspca !

Anonymous said...

and you try spending a scottish bank note in england

Euan said...

I've never donated to the RSPCA, only SSPCA, from what I've seen on websites the rspca dont deserve donations anyway, the sspca do a fantastic job, support them

Braveheart said...

give money to the SSPCA not the lot over the border, the english get enough of our money as it is

Anonymous said...

The SSPCA oficer who covers our area is a waste of space. Sorry to burst your bubbles!

In a cruelty case, I and another friend were interviewed by him for the prosecution and we gave him photos to add to his case for the Proc. Fisc.
He never used them and it was only because friends hubby knows Proc. Fisc did he ask us directly for my own notes and photos.