DONOR BILL OF RIGHTS

Donors Should Expect the Following:


  • To be informed of the organization’s mission, of the way the organization 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 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 all donations will be used for the purposes for which they were given.

  • To receive appropriate acknowledgement and recognition.

  • To be assured that information about each donation 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 will be professional in nature.

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

  • To be assured that their names and contact information are considered confidential by Shared Beat and will not be shared with anyone or any organization, unless permission to share is granted.
  • To feel free to ask questions when making a donation and to receive prompt, truthful and forthright answers.