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Bill of Rights
At America’s Charities, we are committed to increasing philanthropy based on our shared commitment that voluntary action for the common good is unique to our nation’s character. This tradition of giving and sharing is primary to increasing the quality of life, liberty and happiness for all our citizens as well as for people around the world who are touched by your charity.
We work hard to assure that workplace philanthropy merits your personal respect, trust and active participation. Our donors and prospective donors can have full confidence in America’s Charities, our family of federations, and the not-for-profit organizations and causes we help them support.
Therefore, we commit that all of our contributors have these rights:
- To be informed of America’s Charities mission, the way we and our member charities will use your donated resources, and our capacity to use donations effectively for your intended purposes. (Mission)
- To be informed of the identity of those voluntarily serving on America’s Charities governing Board of Directors, and to expect the board to exercise prudent judgment in its stewardship responsibilities. (Board of Directors lists)
- To have access to our financial statements, audits and Form 990 for the past three years. (Financial information)
- To be assured your gifts will go to the organizations you have designated and will be used for the purposes for which they were given.
- To receive appropriate acknowledgment and recognition in thanking you for your support.
- To expect that all relationships with individuals representing organizations of interest to the donor will be professional in nature. (Conflict of interest)
- To be informed whether those seeking donations are volunteers, employees of the organization or hired solicitors.
- To feel free to ask questions when making a donation and to receive prompt, truthful and forthright answers. (FAQ and contact form and staff list)