At New College, we believe that philanthropy should be an enjoyable experience. We work hard to ensure that all of our interactions with current and potential donors are of the highest quality. We are registered with the Fundraising Regulator, and have signed up to the Fundraising Promise, demonstrating our commitment to best practice.
Despite our best efforts, we recognise that there may be occasions when you wish to register a complaint. We take complaints seriously and seek to address them appropriately.
A Fundraising Complaint
Fundraising complaints should pertain to an action or area which is within the remit of the New College Development Office. If you believe that we have not complied with the Fundraising Promise, and therefore may be in breach of the Code of Fundraising Practice as outlined on the Fundraising Regulator’s website, please raise your concerns following the steps below.
How to complain
You may register your complaint with us by contacting us by:
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Post: Feedback, Development Office, New College, Holywell Street, Oxford OX1 3BN
Please include your name and contact details in your email or letter so that we can get back in touch with you easily.
Throughout the complaint process, we will treat you fairly and with respect, keep you informed of progress, respond promptly, and let you know how to escalate a complaint if you wish to pursue it further.
We will aim to respond
We aim to acknowledge all complaints within 5 working days, and to resolve them within 20 working days. Your complaint will be fully investigated and the outcome of our investigation will be communicated to you within 20 working days of the receipt of your complaint. If it is not possible to give a response within that timescale, we will contact you to explain why and to provide an indication of when a full response can be expected.
If you are not satisfied
If you are not satisfied with our response, please let us know and your complaint will be looked into by the Director of Development. The Director of Development will write to you setting out the outcome of their review and the rationale for their decision. An acknowledgement will be sent in writing within 5 days of receiving your response, and we will aim to complete the review within 25 working days.
What to do next
If you are still not satisfied and would like to make a complaint to the Fundraising Regulator regarding New College, please contact them via the online complaint form.
The Fundraising Regulator
The Fundraising Regulator is the independent regulator of charitable fundraising in the UK. It sets and promotes the standards for fundraising practice and adjudicates complaints from the public about fundraising where these cannot be resolved by the charities themselves.
New College is registered with the Fundraising Regulator and subscribes to the Code of Fundraising Practice.