Donor Bill of Rights

Adoptions Together’s 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 Adoptions Together’s mission and programs, we declare that all donors have these rights:
To be informed of Adoptions Together’s mission, of the way Adoptions Together intends to use donated resources, and of Adoptions Together’s capacity to use donations effectively for intended purposes.

To be informed of the identity of those serving on Adoptions Together’s governing board, and to expect the board to exercise prudent judgment in its stewardship responsibilities.

To have access to the Adoptions Together’s most recent financial audited statements and 990 form.

To be assured their gifts will be used for the purposes for which they were given.

To receive appropriate acknowledgement and recognition.

To be assured that information about their donation is handled with respect and with confidentiality to the extent provided by law.

To expect that all relationships with individuals representing Adoptions Together will be professional in nature.

To be informed whether those seeking donations on behalf of Adoptions Together are volunteers, employees or hired solicitors from Adoptions Together.

To have the opportunity for their names to be deleted from mailing lists.

To feel free to ask questions when making a donation and to receive prompt, truthful and forthright answers.

Attention for current clients who chose to donate: Please note a donation to Adoptions Together does not impact the quality or priority of your service with Adoptions Together.

*adapted from Association of Fundraising Professionals’ Donor Bill of Rights