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Fundraisers set up task force to combat sexual harassment

The Institute of Fundraising (IoF) that brings together fundraisers in the not for profit sector has announced the creation of a taskforce to address sexual harassment and to look at what changes the membership body itself should make. This follows widespread concern about the amount of sexual harassment experienced by young female fundraisers,  A taskforce has been set up, led by two female IoF trustees, The group will look at how the IoF’s Code of Conduct could be strengthened and whether its existing complaints procedure is fit for purpose. In a statement IoF said: “There is no place for sexual or any other form of harassment within our fundraising community…We want to actively encourage people to come forward and report complaints if they have experienced sexual harassment by a member of the Institute or at an Institute event, no matter when that incident happened. Those incidents will be investigated fully, even if the person complained of resigns their membership of the institute.