A growing number of charities are sending fundraisers door to door to capitalise on the rise in people working from home.
Sign-ups for direct debit donations are expected to double pre-pandemic numbers this year, according to the Chartered Institute of Fundraising.
VSO (Voluntary Service Overseas) and Oxfam are among the high-profile charities to have relaunched door-to-door fundraising during the pandemic, despite having said that they would not use the method, The Daily Telegraph reported.
Door-to-door fundraising is seen by critics as an invasion of privacy, particularly when elderly and vulnerable people are approached. Several household names, including Age UK, have said that they do not do it. The RNLI said it avoided this type of fundraising “due to concern over safety and public trust”.
Daniel Fluskey, director of policy and communications at the Chartered Institute of Fundraising (CIOF), said: “Since lockdown, people’s habits and ways of working have changed and … Read more