Give Sweden continuously works to strengthen and improve governance and compliance within those organisations working with fundraising. We provide tools and guidelines that are necessary for our members to ensure the asking and handling of donations stay ethical, that there exist an internal control and compliance, and proper reporting is put in place.
Information about the donations and the organisation’s work should be readily available. It is important that the general public, and in particular, the donors feel confident in the organisations they support, which is why our members must be compliant with the ‘Give Sweden Quality Code’.
All members must follow Give Sweden’s Quality Code and the guidelines for ethical fundraising. The purpose of the Code is to support members to work with internal control and good quality in the organisation’s governance. The fundraising guidelines help organisations to conduct fundraising activities and related areas in an ethical way. Every two years, members must provide Give Sweden with a document stating that they follow the Code, as well as a an assessment conducted by an auditor. A detailed financial report and an impact report must be provided annually.
Give Sweden also cooperates internationally with other national fundraising associations to promote international ethical principles for fundraising.