Donor Bill of Rights

Connie Haskell visiting a summer boost camp she helped fund in memory of her sister Judith Haskell
Connie Haskell visiting a summer boost camp she helped fund in memory of her sister Judith Haskell

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 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 confidentiality to the extent provided by law.
  7. To expect that all relationships with individuals representing organization of interest to the donors will be professional in nature.
  8. To be informed whether those seeking donations are volunteers, employee 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.

Support Save the Children

Charitable contributions from people like you make it possible for us to support these programs for children, and so much more. Please support our mission and work around the world with a gift to our Global Action Fund. You can count on us to be good stewards of your generous donation, helping vulnerable children and their families where the need is greatest with whatever they need the most.

Last Updated October 2013