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Guidelines for Charitable Organisations on Fundraising from the Public

Public Compliance Statement

Valid Nutrition is committed to complying with the Charities Regulator’s ‘Guidelines for Charitable Organisations on Fundraising from the Public’ and has adopted the Guidelines at a meeting of the governing body.

  • Valid Nutrition has a Donor Charter which is consistent with the Guidelines and Principles for Fundraising from the Public.
  • Valid Nutrition regularly monitors compliance with the Guidelines and Principles for Fundraising from the Public and compliance reports are received regularly by the governing body.
  • Valid Nutrition reviews and consults the Guidelines when planning all fundraising activity.
  • Valid Nutrition has appointed a senior member of staff to be responsible for compliance with the Guidelines and Principles for Fundraising from the Public.
  • Valid Nutrition has a feedback and complaints procedure consistent with the Guidelines and Principles for Fundraising from the Public. Feedback is recorded for review by relevant staff including the CEO/governing body. Feedback is responded to promptly and appropriately.
  • Valid Nutrition prepares financial reports consistent with the requirements of the Charities Act 2009 which include a statement concerning the extent to which control of the organisation is independent of its funding sources.
  • Valid Nutrition ensures that all donations are tracked and recorded and complies with data protection requirements.
  • Valid Nutrition is accessible to the public via a number of readily available contact options.

Donor Charter

As an Irish registered charity seeking donations we (Valid Nutrition) aim to comply with the Charities Regulator’s “Guidelines for Charitable Organisation Fundraising from the Public”. Our pledge is to treat all our donors with respect, honesty, integrity, transparency and accountability, and we commit to the following:

  • Being accountable and transparent so that donors and prospective donors can have full confidence in Valid Nutrition.
  • Commit that you, our donors and prospective donors will:
    • Be informed of the organisation’s mission, and of the way the organisation intends to use donated resources.
    • Be informed of the identity of those serving on the organisation’s governing board, and that the board will exercise prudent judgement in its stewardship responsibilities. Have access to the organisation’s most recent financial statements.
    • Be assured your donations will be used for the purposes for which they were given.
    • Receive appropriate acknowledgement and recognition.
    • Be assured that information about your donation is handled with respect and with confidentiality to the fullest extent provided by law.
    • Expect that all relationships with individuals representing the charity will be dealt with professionally.
    • Easily avail of the agreed procedures for making and responding to complaints.
    • Have the opportunity for any names to be deleted from mailing lists and consent sought if the charity wishes to share the mailing lists with third parties.
    • Receive prompt, truthful and forthright answers to questions you might have of the organisation.

Dr Steve Collins gives a hugely informative and enlightened interview to ENN podcast while discussing his candid Reflections on the UN Global Action Plan on Wasting.

The ground-breaking results from a clinical trial of a Ready-to-Use Therapeutic Food (RUTF) product made without milk or animal source protein and undertaken in Malawi in 2016, were recently unveiled by VALID Nutrition’s Founder, Dr Steve Collins.

Food Assistance for Nutrition Evidence Summit on June 27th and 28th, 2018 in Washington D.C.

“It is scandalous that a product with several critical advantages and high quality scientific evidence to support it, can be blocked because of bureaucracy and vested interests”

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