Donor's Bill of Rights

When you give, be sure your selected charity employs standards and policies that assure you of a "bill of rights" as a donor.

You have the right to:

  • Know how the funds of an organization are being spent.
  • Know what the programs you support are accomplishing.
  • Know that the organization complies with federal, state, and municipal laws.
  • Restrict or designate your gifts to a particular project within the organization’s mission objectives.
  • A timely and courteous response to your inquiries about finances and programs.
  • Visit office and program sites of an organization to talk personally with the staff.
  • Give cheerfully without being pressured by the organization.
  • Obtain a copy of the organization’s most recent audited financial statements
  • Know that there is a responsible governing board providing oversight to the organization’s mission.
  • Know that all appeals for funds are truthful and accurate.

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