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, the Kansas 4-H Foundation declares 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 assured that information about their donations is handled with respect and with confidentiality to the
extent provided by law.
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 expect that all relationships with individuals representing organizations of interest to the donor will be professional in nature.
To have access to the organization’s most recent financial statements.
To be informed whether those seeking donations are volunteers, employees of the organization or hired solicitors.
To be assured their gifts will be used for the purposes for which they were given.
To have the opportunity for their names to be deleted from mailing lists that an organization may intend to share.
To receive appropriate acknowledgment and recognition.
To feel free to ask questions when making a donation and to receive prompt, truthful and forthright answers.
The text of this statement in its entirety was developed by the American Association of Fund-Raising Counsel (AAFRC), Association for Healthcare Philanthropy (AHP), Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE), and the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP), and adopted in November 1993.
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Any information shared with Kansas 4-H Foundation is under certain privacy provisions. Information shared with Kansas 4-H Foundation will be handled by our organization and not shared, sold, or reproduced. Kansas 4-H Foundation will send personally identifiable information about you to other companies or people when:
We need to share your information to provide the product or service you have requested;
We need to send the information to companies who work on behalf of Kansas 4-H Foundation to provide a product or service to you. (Unless we tell you differently, these companies do not have any right to use the personally identifiable information we provide to them beyond what is necessary to assist us.);
To fulfill your requests for certain products and services;
We respond to subpoenas, court orders, or legal process.