Abu Dhabi: The Department of Community Development (DCD) has launched the Abu Dhabi Fundraising Policy. It aims to bolster the culture of giving and community contributions within society.
The Abu Dhabi Fundraising Policy regulates fundraising activities, protects donors’ funds, and enables the DCD to perform its duties, which include regulating, licensing, controlling, and supervising fundraising activities.
The policy’s scope of application contains all fundraising activities, including collecting, receiving, and presenting in-kind and cash donations in the Emirate through regular and digital means. Additionally, the policy covers the geographical area of Abu Dhabi, including all its regions and free zones.
As the regulator of Abu Dhabi’s social sector, DCD will take measures, in association with the concerned authorities, to deal with suspected violations. The policy also intends to govern fundraising activities in Abu Dhabi by establishing and implementing a unified electronic record, created using the most modern technology.
“The policy is in line with best practices used to ensure that donations are delivered to eligible groups and that donor funds are protected. It also aligns with our endeavour to raise the quality of services within the social sector. The Department, in cooperation with strategic partners, continues to develop and design policies and implement social programs in order to achieve our vision of providing a decent life for all,” Mr. Al Dhaheri added.