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Donor Bill of Rights

 

  • To be informed of the organization’s mission, of the way the organization intends to use donated resources, and of its capacity to use donations effectively for their intended purposes.
  • To be informed of the identity of those serving on the organization’s governing board, and to expect the board to exercise prudent judgment in its stewardship responsibilities
  • To have access to the organization’s most recent financial statements
  • To be assured their gifts will be used for the purposes for which they were given.
  • To receive appropriate acknowledgment and recognition
  • To be assured that information about their donation is handled with respect and with confidentiality to the extend provided by law.
  • To expect that all relationships with individuals, representing organizations of interest to the donor will be professional in nature
  • To be informed whether those seeking donations are volunteers, employees of the organizations or hired solicitors
  • To have the opportunity for their names to be deleted from mailing lists that an organization may intent to share.
  • To feel free to ask questions when making a donation and to receive prompt, truthful and forthright answers.

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