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We know that schools would like definitive answers on what compliance looks like under the new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).  The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) is encouraging every organisation to prepare for GDPR and therefore GDPR is top of the agenda at this year’s conference.  


Alongside our plenary session with the ICO and the Fundraising Regulator, we will hear from legal experts, consultants and development directors on how schools can and are preparing for GDPR.  



GDPR sets a high standard for consent – this is possible!

(Monday 12 June 12:05 – 12:50)


Consent is needed if you wish to contact your alumni for direct marketing purposes through any of the below channels:


•Social Media

•Phone (where a number is registered with TPS)


As a result, schools need to be developing a solution to gain GDPR consent from their alumni. The Manchester Grammar School (MGS) has already partnered with Buffalo Fundraising Consultants to ensure they gain GDPR consent for MGS’ alumni.  Join them at the conference to find out more about the process and their results so far.


Excellent fundraising for sustainable futures: ethics, compliance and good practice in fundraising

(Monday 12 June 15:40 – 16:25)


Head of Policy and Research at the Institute of Fundraising, Daniel Fluskey will be introducing their recent guide GDPR: The Essentials for Fundraising Organisations and findings from their Good Asking report on why charities research supporter information.  


In search of the Holy Grail: donor qualification in a post-profiling world

(Tuesday 13 June 9:35 – 10.20)


At a time when fundraisers are coming under increased scrutiny by the ICO for wealth screening, data matching and even profiling, Rux Burton will explore whether profiling our supporters is still an option or are their other ways we can ensure we are making an appropriate ask and achieving even better fundraising results?


Legitimate interests: a legal basis for processing personal data

(Tuesday 13 June 12:05 – 12:50)


More Partnership’s Adrian Beney will explore why using legitimate interest as a legal basis for processing may be preferable in most cases to using consent, especially for schools with well-established supporter relations’ programmes.  This session will look at what would be necessary for this to work, and which activities still need consent.  In doing so, we will explore the importance of accountability under the new GDPR and the need to demonstrate how you are complying with data protection legislation to minimise your risk.


An update on data protection

(Tuesday 13 June 13:00 – 13.45)


Legal experts Veal Wasbrough Vizards will be on hand to provide an overview of the changes to legislation and to answer your specific questions on preparing for GDPR in their session.



To start planning your must-go conference sessions on GDPR, download the final conference programme now.  


GDPR at the IDPE Annual Conference