Donor Bill of Rights

As a donor, you have certain rights. Among them are:

 

Know how the funds of an organization are being spent.

Know what the programs you support are accomplishing.

Know that the organization complies with federal, state, and municipal laws.

Restrict or designate your gifts to a particular project within the organization's mission objectives.

A timely and courteous response to your inquiries about finances and programs.

Visit office and program sites of an organization to talk personally with the staff.

Give cheerfully without being pressured by the organization.

Obtain a copy of the organization's most recent audited financial statements

Know that all appeals for funds are truthful and accurate.

To receive appropriate acknowledgment of all gifts.

To be informed whether those seeking donations are volunteers, employees of the organization or hired solicitors.

To have the opportunity to delete your name from mailing lists that an organization intends to share.

Know that there is a responsible governing board providing oversight to the organization's mission.

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