Our fundraising methods

Do you conduct telephone fundraising?
Do you have fundraisers knocking on doors?
Do you have fundraisers working on private sites?
How do I know if your fundraiser is genuine?
Do you have fundraisers working in my area?
Why do you use third party agencies? 

"Do you conduct telephone fundraising?" 

Yes we do. We use telephone fundraising to keep in touch with existing supporters and update them on our current work. We also phone new donors to welcome and thank them for their support. 

"Do you have have fundraisers knocking on doors?"

Yes we do. Our fundraisers knock on peoples' doors to talk about our work and ask individuals to support us with a Direct Debit. 

This form of fundraising is really effective and very safe as the majority of details are stored on a secure electronic tablet. 

Scope’s vision is to make our country a place where disabled people have the same opportunities as everyone else. It’s something we will achieve by talking to as many people as we can. Face to face fundraising is a really positive way of changing attitudes.

The local authority is notified in advance of the locations we work in. Scope is also a member of the Public Fundraising Regulatory Association (PFRA).

"Do you have fundraisers working on private sites?" 

Yes we do. You may see Scope fundraisers at privately-owned sites such as shopping centres or train stations. Fundraisers ask members of the public to offer their support with a regular gift by Direct Debit.

"How do I know if your fundraiser is genuine?"

Fundraisers working on behalf of Scope will be wearing either:

A suit – usually with a Scope branded purple tabard worn over the top.
A purple Scope branded T-shirt with purple Scope branded fleece and/or waterproof jacket.
All of our fundraisers will be wearing a signed ID badge and will be carrying a letter authorising them to collect direct debits on behalf of Scope.

Please contact our Supporter Care Team if you would like us to confirm our fundraisers’ whereabouts or if you have a concern about their conduct. 
Phone: 020 7619 7296 (Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm)
Email: supportercare@scope.org.uk

"Do you have fundraisers working in my area?"

Our fundraisers work across England and Wales. To find out if they are in your area please contact our Supporter Care Team.
Phone: 020 7619 7296 (Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm)
Email: supportercare@scope.org.uk

"Why do you use third party agencies?"  

We want to challenge attitudes and assumptions around disability. We believe we can do this by talking to as many people as we can, face to face or on the telephone. So we outsource some of this work because it’s more financially efficient, meaning we have more money to spend on our work with disabled people.

We acquire over 34,000 donors a year this way and speak to over half a million people about our work.