Donor’s Bill of Rights

As a Donor, you have the right to…

  1. Be informed of this organization’s mission and know how the funds of this organization are being spent;
  2. Know what the programs you support are accomplishing;
  3. Know that this organization complies with federal, state, and municipal laws;
  4. Restrict or designate your gifts to a particular project within this organization’s mission objectives, and be assured your gifts will be used for the purposes for which they were given;
  5. Feel free to ask questions about finances and programs and to receive a timely, truthful, and courteous response to your inquiries;
  6. Visit office and program sites of this organization to talk personally with the staff;
  7. Give cheerfully without being pressured by the organization, and to receive appropriate acknowledgment and recognition for your gifts;
  8. Have access to and obtain a copy of this organization’s most recent audited financial statements;
  9. Know that there is a responsible governing Board providing oversight to this organization’s mission, and to know the identity of those serving on said Board;
  10. Know that all appeals for funds are truthful and accurate;
  11. Be assured that information about your donations is handled with respect and with confidentiality to the extent provided by law;
  12. Expect that all relationships with individuals representing this organization to you shall be professional in nature;
  13. Be informed whether those seeking donations from you are volunteers, employees of the organization, or hired solicitors; and
  14. Know that your name and information will not be sold or shared with other organizations.
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