CEO Update

The FIA Code Authority held its quarterly meeting last week and discussed the FIA Code Review, which is currently in progress and for which we are taking submissions. I’m pleased to report that we’ve already received several submissions from the fundraising community and Code Authority members are looking forward to examining the feedback and recommendations in detail.

The Code Authority also discussed the proposals for new rounds of mystery shopping, slated for early August. I will update members over the coming months on these critical activities.  Keep in mind submissions for the FIA Code Review close on Thursday, 6 August 2020.

FIA is a member of the ACNC Sector Forum, and I was delighted to attend (virtually of course) their latest event. At this forum, ACNC officials presented and discussed the Regulator Performance Framework, which focuses on how well the ACNC is meeting its KPIs. There was also an update by Commissioner Dr Gary Johns on the ACNC’s Charity Marketplace product which gives charities – particularly smaller ones – more opportunities to present the program work they are doing. I think it will be good!

Katherine Raskob
Chief Executive Officer