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Resolution Adopting A Donor Bill of Rights

Resolution Adopting A Donor Bill of Rights

WHEREAS, philanthropy is based on voluntary action for the common good; and,

WHEREAS, 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 organizations and causes they are asked to support;

NOW THEREFORE, it is resolved that all donors to The NRA Foundation, Inc., have these rights:

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. To have access to the organization's most recent financial statements.

  4. To be assured your gifts will be used for the purposes for which they are given.

  5. To receive appropriate acknowledgement and recognition and to have the opportunity to keep your gift anonymous, if you desire.

  6. To be assured that information about your donation is handled with respect and with confidentiality.

  7. To expect that all relationships with individuals representing the Foundation will be professional in nature.

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

  9. To be assured that the Foundation respects your privacy and is committed to protecting it. Your name and personal contact information will not be sold, shared, or otherwise disclosed with/to any other organization, public, private, or non-profit.

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