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Donor Bill of Rights

Philanthropy is voluntary action for the common good. It is a tradition of giving and sharing that is primary to quality of life. To assure that philanthropy merits the respect and trust of the general public, and that donors and prospective donors can have full confidence in the not-for-profit organizations and causes they are asked to support, we declare that all donors have these rights:


  • To be informed of the organization's mission, of the way the organization intends to use donated resources, and the capacity to use donations effectively for their intended purposes.
  • To know 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 acknowledgement and recognition.
  • To have their donation handled with respect and confidentiality to the extent provided by law.
  • To participate in professional relationships with representatives organizations of interest.
  • To be informed whether those seeking donations are volunteers, employees or hired solicitors.
  • To have your name removed from mailing lists that the organization may share.
  • To ask questions when making a donation; and to prompt, truthful and forthright answers.