Donor Bill of Rights
The Road Home is committed to ensuring that each donation we receive is leveraged to do the most good possible for the people we help each day.
Philanthropy is based on a voluntary action for the common good. It is a tradition of giving and sharing that is primary to the quality of life. To assure this giving attitude merits the respect and trust of the general public, and that donors and prospective donors can have full confidence in the not-for-profit organizations and causes they are asked to support, we declare that all donors have these rights:
BILL OF 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 judgement 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 donations 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 complete assurance that their names will not be shared with other organizations who are seeking our mailing list.
To feel free to ask questions when making a donation and to receive prompt, truthful and forthright answers.
Developed by: American Association of Fund-Raising Counsel, Association for Healthcare Philanthropy, Council for Advancement and Support of Education, National Society of Fund-Raising Executives.
In reviewing each right in this Donor's Bill of Rights, a donor may obtain information by contacting Matt Minkevitch, Executive Director of The Road Home.
Our administrative office is charged with the responsibility of providing all information requested by a donor as raised in this Donor Bill of Rights.