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01/04/21 Ethical Campaigning in Ramadan

April 1, 2021 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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A workshop for Muslim NGOs and INGOs to learn more about ethical ways to fundraise during Ramadan.

Outline: A pre-Ramadan booster session connecting regulators and experts with Muslim charities to offer advice on governance standards in areas such as fundraising, online marketing and GDPR compliance.

Date & Time: 1st April 2021, 2.00-4.00pm

Location: Online webinar

Target Audience: Trustees, Chief Executives, Head of Legal Compliance, Head of Fundraising, Head of Governance

Deadline to book: 31st March 2021

Event summary:

The Muslim Charities Forum is the UK network for British Muslim charities working for social good in the UK and abroad. Through our network, we aim to collectively build a more accountable, transparent and efficient British Muslim charitable sector, in order to improve our ability—both as individual organisations and as a sector—to contribute to a more just and sustainable world.

As we fast approach the beautiful month of Ramadan, now is a vital time for Muslim Charities to ensure they meet regulatory standards to provide donors with confidence and help those whom we exist to serve. This programme has been designed to connect Muslim Charities with regulators and experts to improve governance standards.

The workshops will provide guidance on how to improve governance standards to avoid the issues some charities have experienced. Alongside the workshops, there will also be an opportunity to have a question-and-answer session with the speakers from Fundraising Regulator to provide advice on specific issues faced.

Attendees will receive a programme booklet containing speaker bios and workshop content.

Attendees will benefit from discussions on:

  • Good fundraising practices
  • Online bidding wars
  • Protection of donors
  • Staying ethical while fundraising online
  • Online Marketing practices
  • GDPR Compliance
  • Personal Data as an amanah
  • How to market ethically and compliantly
  • Common mistakes
  • Top Tips


Shaykh Haytham Tamim is the founder and main teacher of the Utrujj Foundation. At Utrujj he has provided a leading vision for Islamic learning in the UK, which has influenced the way Islamic knowledge is disseminated.

His extensive expertise spans over 30 years across the main Islamic jurisprudence schools of thought. He has studied with some of the foremost scholars in their expertise; he holds some of the highest certificates in Quran, Hadith and Fiqh.

He gave his first sermon to a large audience at the age of 17 and went on to serve as a senior lecturer of Islamic transactions and comparative jurisprudence at the Islamic University of Beirut (Shariah College).

Shaykh Tamim has continued to teach; travelling around the UK, Europe and further afield, and won the 2015 BISCA award (British Imams & Scholars Contributions & Achievements Awards) for Outstanding Contribution to Education and Teaching. He serves on numerous boards and panels.

Jamal Ahmed is a leading global Privacy expert and philanthropist.

In October 2019 Jamal became the first British Muslim to be recognised as global Data Privacy leader and was awarded ‘Fellow of Information Privacy’ by the International Association of Privacy Professionals.

Jamal is a Certified Information Privacy Manager, Certified Information Privacy Professional, EU GDPR Practitioner, Master NLP Practitioner, PRINCE II Practitioner and holds a Bachelor of Arts in Business with Law.

Spotting a need in the market for friendly, accessible and pragmatic expertise in Data Protection and GDPR compliance, Jamal founded Kazient Privacy Experts to offer compliance solutions to medium and large businesses.

Jamal regularly appears in the media across Europe including BBC News Itv News and Euronews and has been published by Thomson Reuters, The Independent as well many industry publications for his thought leadership.

Jamal has delivered training across 137 and he has provided Privacy and GDPR compliance solutions to organisations across 6 continents and in 13 jurisdictions, helping to safeguard the personal data of over 1 billion data subjects worldwide

Hassan Imtiazi is a Digital Marketing veteran who helped grow & professional brands & Non-Profits across UK, USA & Canada. After spending 11 years working in digital for multimillion dollar brands, Hassan knows what truly drives conversions & activate brands.

Helped many faith based charities raised more than $70 million in the last 10 years. He is one of the few British Pakistani’s who has been interviewed by Google for his exceptional campaigns in 2012 & 2015.

Hassan holds an MA in International Business from the University of Northumbria at Newcastle. Completed Certificate & Postgrad diploma in Digital from IDM-UK and Certificate in Brand Building from Judge Business School at Cambridge University.

Gavin Doyle, Policy and Standards Officer

Before joining the Fundraising Regulator’s policy team in 2020, Gavin held trust, foundation and statutory fundraising roles at Girlguiding UK and Terrence Higgins Trust, building strategic partnerships and raising funds to support the charitable activities of these two national organisations. He currently serves as Trustee and Chair of the Fundraising Committee at Mosaic LGBT+ Young Persons’ Trust in London.

Heather McLoughlin, Policy and Development Officer

Heather joined the Fundraising Regulator as its Policy and Development Officer in 2020. Previously, Heather held roles at Charities Aid Foundation as a Charity Advisory and at Charity Finance Group as a Policy Officer. She has extensive experience in helping charities of all sizes to develop fundraising strategies, understand regulation and charity law, and build good governance. Heather is also a trustee of Citizens Advice South Lincolnshire.

Date: April 1, 2021
Time: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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