Fundraising for Friends of Himalayan Children
Fundraising for any charity is rewarding and the benefits are amazing to see. We like to think that this is especially true at Friends of Himalayan Children. However there is a serious side to charity fundraising.
In Plain English
There can be liability and insurance issues arising from other organisations, groups or individuals hosting or participating in events to raise funds for FHC.
Sad as this may sound, it's the world we live in.
Please don't let this stop you, but do take the time to read the information below, to identify which category of fund raiser you might fall into, and to take the brief steps to ensure our charity and work are not unintenionally harmed by any fundraising you might do.
The Friends of Himalayan Children Inc. categorise events as follows:
‘on behalf of’ means the charity has appointed the event organiser to act on its behalf and the charity will be responsible for his or her acts.
‘in aid of’ means the organiser is raising funds independently of the organisation.
Volunteers organising an event ‘in aid of’ a charity are not usually protected by any insurance cover of the charity that they intend to support and ought to sign a waiver of responsibility absolving the recipient charity from any liability.
This may appear unduly harsh but it is designed to protect the Friends of Himalayan Children from the possibility of incurring liability claims from voluntary activities that it may not have been informed about prior to an incident occurring or had an opportunity to carry out a risk assessment and specifically insure.