Howard Lake | 24 January 2006 | News Tagged with: Management Update on checking and refusing donations 44 total views, 2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Sandy Adirondack has updated her legal guide’s section on the duties of charities’ governing body members under the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 to refuse a donation which turns out to be the proceeds of a crime.Sandy, author of The Voluntary Sector Legal Handbook, reports that “governing body members could be prosecuted under the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 or other money laundering regulations if their organisation accepts a donation or loan which turns out to be the proceeds of a crime, and the governing body member or members knew or suspected that the funds represented the proceeds of crime.”She explains that the Charity Commission’s ./guidance on charities and terrorism indicates that unsolicited donations could be suspicious, “especially if trustees are unable to satisfy themselves about the credentials of the people involved or the propriety of the donation or loan”. Advertisement The Commission encourages charity trustees who are suspicious about a donation such that they want to refuse it to contact them.Sandy’s update links to the relevant Charity Commission advice sheet. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.