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:
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
To have access to the organization’s
To be assured their gifts will be used for
To receive appropriate
To be assured that information about
To expect that all relationships with
To be informed whether those seeking
To have the opportunity for their
To feel free to ask questions when making a donation and to receive prompt, truthful andforthright answers.