Per the GSESC Fund Development Policies:
The Fund Development Department shall maintain confidentiality concerning all correspondence regarding contributions, gift records, prospect files and other data on donors, and should ensure that it is used only for the support of fundraising. Girl Scouts of Eastern South Carolina is committed to respecting the privacy of donors. The types of donor information that it collects and maintains are as follows.
- Contact information: name, address, telephone number and e-mail address
- Giving information
- Information on events attended, publications received and special requests for program information
- Information provided by the donor in the form of comments and suggestions
Girl Scouts of Eastern South Carolina uses donors’ information to understand their interests in its mission and to update them on the organization’s plans and activities. It is shared with staff, board members, volunteers and consultants only on a “need-to-know” basis.
The organization also assures donors that their names and addresses will not be shared with any third party unless permission has been granted.
DONOR BILL OF RIGHTS
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 organizations and causes they are asked to support, we declare that all
donors 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 their gifts will be used for the purposes for which they were given.
5. To receive appropriate acknowledgment and recognition.
6. To be assured that information about their donations is handled with respect and with confidentiality to the extent provided by law.
7. To expect that all relationships with individuals representing organizations of interest to the donor will be professional in nature.
8. To be informed whether those seeking donations are volunteers, employees of the organization or hired solicitors.
9. To have the opportunity for their names to be deleted from mailing lists that an organization may intend to share.
10. To feel free to ask questions when making a donation and to receive prompt, truthful and forthright answers.
The text of this statement in its entirety was developed by the American Association of FundRaising Counsel (AAFRC), Association for Healthcare Philanthropy (AHP), Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE), and National Society of Fund Raising Executives (NSFRE). Copyright NSFRE and others. Used with permission; all other rights reserved.