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 ensure 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:
I. To be informed of Morning Dove's mission, of the way that Morning Dove intends to use donated resources, and of its capacity to use donations effectively for their intended purposes.
II. To be informed of the identify of those serving on the organization's governing board, and to expect the board to exercise prudent judgement in its stewardship responsibilities.
III. To have access to Morning Dove's most recent Form 990 financial statements.
IV. To be assured their gifts will be used for the purposes for which they were given.
V. To receive appropriate acknowledgement and recognition.
VI. To be assured that information about their donations is handled with respect and with confidentiality to the extent provided by law.
VII. To expect that all relationships with individuals representing Morning Dove will be professional.
VIII. To be informed whether those seeking donations are volunteers, employees of Morning Dove or hired solicitors.
IX. To have the opportunity for their names to be deleted from mailing lists that Morning Dove intends to share.
X. 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).