Donor Bill of Rights
Ethical standards and principles are the foundation for maintaining public trust. To ensure this, a group of concerned fundraising organizations has created the Donor Bill of Rights.
The Edgewood Children’s Ranch Inc. has endorsed this policy.
The 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:
- To be informed of the organization’s mission, of the way the organization intends to use donated resources, and of its capacity to use donations effectively for their intended purposes.
- To be informed of the identity of those serving on the organization’s governing board, and to expect the board to exercise prudent judgment in its stewardship responsibilities.
- To have access to the organization’s most recent financial statements.
- 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 organizations of interest to the donor will be professional in nature.
- To be informed whether those seeking donations are volunteers, employees of the organization or hired solicitors.
- To have the opportunity for their names to be deleted from mailing lists that an organization may intend to share.
- 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 Fundraising Counsel (AAFRC), Association for Healthcare Philanthropy (AHP), Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE), and National Society of Fund Raising Executives (NSFRE).
We are always grateful for the support of our donors and will always maintain the maximum level of respect for the privacy of our donors. Our policy is enforced to guide our staff and volunteers on the limits your personal information can be used while consistently maintaining your rights as a contributor.
Edgewood Children’s Ranch collects and uses personal information from donors that includes: name, address, telephone numbers, and e-mail addresses. A record of each donor’s giving history is kept on file for IRS purposes and may be used to help make future budget projections. All access to donor financial information is strictly limited to professional staff who need to process the information. We never store credit card information nor do we have any access to credit card numbers or banking information from our online processing service.
Edgewood Ranch will never publish, sell, trade, rent or share names, e-mail, mail addresses, or telephone numbers of our donors. We will only use contact information for:
- Distribute receipts for donations
- Thank donors for their contribution
- Inform donors of future fundraising events and other activities concerning Edgewood Ranch
- Internal analysis and record keeping
- Reporting to relevant U.S. and State agencies (these reports are not for public inspection)
- Contact donor of any changes to this policy
Edgewood Children’s Ranch
1451 Edgewood Ranch Rd
Orlando, FL 32835