Donor Bill of Rights

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The Association of College Unions International, Inc. adopts the following philosophy from the American Association of Fundraising Council with respect to its 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 nonprofit organizations and causes they are asked to support, we declare that all donors have these rights:

  1. To be informed of the Association's mission, of the way the Association intends to use donated resources, and of its capacity to use donations effectively for their intended purposes.
  2. To be informed of the identity of those serving on the Association's governing board, and to expect the board to exercise prudent judgment in its stewardship responsibilities.
  3. To have access to the Association's most recent financial statements.
  4. To be assured their gifts will be used for the purposes for which they were given.
  5. To receive appropriate acknowledgement and recognition.
  6. To be assured that information about their donation is handled with respect and with confidentiality to the extent provided by law.
  7. To expect that all relationships with individuals representing organizations of interest to the donor will be professional in nature.
  8. To be informed whether those seeking donations are volunteers, employees of the Association, or hired solicitors.
  9. To have the opportunity for their names to be deleted from mailing lists that the Association may intend to share.
  10. To feel free to ask questions when making a donation and to receive prompt, truthful, and forthright answers.
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Updated March 30, 2015