Donor Bill of Rights

CARR's donors deserve to know what we do with their money.  

That's why our Board adopted the Donor Bill of Rights.

CARR's Board of Directors unanimously adopted the Donor Bill of Rights promulgated by the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP), Association for Healthcare Philanthropy (AHP), Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) and The Giving Institute: Leading Consultants to Non-Profits.  

CARR is proud to adopt these tenets of transparency and full disclosure to all of our current and future donors.   They are published by permission:

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 organization and causes they are asked to support, we declare that all donors have these rights:

I   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.

II    To be informed of the identify of those serving on the organization's governing board, and to expect the board to exercise prudent judgment in its stewardship responsibilities.

III   To have access to the organization'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 organizations of interest to the donor will be professional in nature.

VIII  To be informed whether those seeking donations are volunteers, employees of the organization or hired solicitors.

IX  To have the opportunity for their names to be deleted from mailing lists that an organization may intend to share.

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

Adopted by CARR in 2015.  Copyright AFP, AHP, CASE, Giving Institute 2015.  All Rights Reserved.