Donor Bill of Rights
PHILANTHROPY is based on voluntary action for the common good. It is a tradition of giving and sharing that is primary to the 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:
You, the Donor, have the right to:
- To be informed of the United Way of Haldimand and Norfolk’s mission, of the way the United Way 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 United Way of Haldimand and Norfolk’s Board of Directors, and to expect the board to exercise prudent judgment in its stewardship responsibilities.
- To have access to United Way’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 be assured that information about their donations is handled with respect and with confidentiality to the extent provided by law.
- To expect that all relationships with individuals representing organizations of interest to the donor be professional in nature.
- To be informed whether those seeking donations are volunteers, employees of the United Way or hired solicitors.
- To have the opportunity for their names to be deleted from mailing lists that an organization may intend to share.
- To feel free to ask questions when making a donation and to receive prompt, truthful and forthright answers.
-adopted in 1993 – copyright AFP, AHP, CASE, Giving Institute 2015 – all rights preserved.