Donor Bill of Rights
Charity is the practice of voluntary sharing and altruistic living for others. Donations are gifts freely given for the common good. To assure that philanthropy merits the respect and trust of the public and donors, we affirm that all donors have the following rights:
I. To be informed of the organization’s use, allocation and handling of donations consistent with the fulfillment of the mission in the most efficient and productive manner.
II. To be informed of the identity and contributions of donors and those serving the organization in any and every capacity.
III. To have access to the organization’s most recent financial statements and to the accountants that generate financial data.
IV. To be assured the gifts will be fully utilized exclusively for the purposes for which they were given.
V. To receive proper acknowledgement and recognition unless donor wishes to remain anonymous.
VI. To be certain all information regarding the donor’s confidentiality will be managed with utmost respect according to the donor’s wishes consistent with the law.
VII. To verify and validate that all relationships with individuals both outside and outside the organization are wholesome based on transparency and integrity.
VIII. To raise questions, file comments and make recommendations pertaining to the use, application or best benefit utilization of donations.
IX. To have the opportunity request the direction of expenditures or allocation of efforts be directed towards causes dear to the donor.
X. To engage as a team volunteer carrying out the efforts and implementing the programs that confirm first-hand the humanitarian value of the donations.