Donor's Bill of Rights

CRNC Donor Bill of Rights

Philanthropy is a tradition of giving and sharing.  To assure that philanthropy merits the respect and trust of the general public, and that donors and prospective donors can have full confidence in non-profit organizations, like Community Radio for Northern Colorado (CRNC), all donors to CRNC have the following rights.

  1. To be informed of the CRNC's mission, the way the CRNC intends to use donated resources and CRNC's capacity to use donations effectively for their intended purposes.
  2. To be informed of the identity of those serving on the CRNC governing board and to expect the board to exercise prudent judgment in its responsibilities.
  3. To have access to CRNC's most recent financial statements.
  4. To be assured their gifts will be used for the purposes for which they were intended.
  5. To received appropriate acknowledgement and recognition.
  6. To be assured that information about their donations is handled with respect and with confidentiality.
  7. To expect relationships with individuals representing CRNC will be professional in nature.
  8. To be informed whether those seeking donations are volunteers, employees of CRNC or hired solicitors.
  9. To have the opportunity for their names to be removed from solicitation lists.
  10. To feel free to ask questions when making a donation and to received prompt, truthful and forthright answers.

This statement was originally developed by the American Association of Fund-Raising Counsel, the Association for Healthcare Philanthropy, the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education, and the Association of Fundraising Professionals.

Approved:September 26, 2009