Friday, February 04, 2011
The AIDS Foundation of Chicago (AFC) is truthful in our solicitation materials. We respect the privacy concerns of individual donors and expend funds consistent with donor intent. AFC discloses important and relevant information to potential donors.
In raising funds from public and private sources, AFC will respect the rights of donors, as follows:
- To be informed of our mission, the way the resources will be used and AFC’s capacity to use donations effectively for donors’ intended purposes.
- To be informed of the identity of those serving on AFC’s governing board and to expect the board to exercise prudent judgment in its stewardship responsibilities.
- To have access to AFC’s most recent financial reports.
- To be assured their gifts will be used for the purposes for which they were given.
- To receive appropriate acknowledgement and recognition on a timely basis.
- To be assured that information about their donations is handled with respect and with confidentiality to the extent provided by the law.
- To expect that all relationships between AFC and donors will be professional in nature.
- To be informed whether those seeking donations are volunteers, employees of the organizations, or hired solicitors.
- To have the opportunity for their names to be deleted from mailing lists that AFC may share.
- To feel free to ask questions when making a donation and to receive prompt, truthful, and forthright answers.
These ten points are taken from A Donor Bill of Rights, developed by the American Association of Fund Raising Counsel, the Association for Healthcare Philanthropy, the ouncil for the Advancement and Support of Education, and the Association of Fundraising Professionals, and endorsed by Independent Sector.