Mo-Ranch 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, we declare that all donors have these rights:
I. To be informed of Mo-Ranch’s mission, of the way Mo-Ranch intends to use donated resources, and of its capacity to use donations effectively for their intended purposes.
II. To be informed of the identity of those serving on Mo-Ranch’s governing board, and to expect the board to exercise prudent judgment in its stewardship responsibilities.
III. To have access to Mo-Ranch’s most recent 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 Mo-Ranch to the donor will be professional in nature.
VIII. To be informed whether those seeking donations are volunteers, employees of Mo-Ranch, or hired solicitors.
IX. To have the opportunity for their names to be deleted from mailing lists that Mo-Ranch may intend 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), and adopted in November 1993. Minor editing by the Mo-Ranch Development Committee. 2015
Adopted at the Mo-Ranch of Trustee Meeting 11-21-15