Portland Public Library adheres to the Donor Bill of Rights as described
below in the first ten sections of this policy. The text of this
statement (numbers 1 to 10) in its entirety was developed by the
American Association of Fund-Raising Counsel, Association for Healthcare
Philanthropy, Council for Advancement and Support of Education, and the
Association of Fundraising Professionals.
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:
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.
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.
have access to the organization's most recent financial statements.
be assured their gifts will be used for the purposes for which they were
receive appropriate acknowledgment and recognition.
be assured that information about their donations is handled with
respect and with confidentiality to the extent provided by law.
expect that all relationships with individuals representing
organizations of interest to the donor will be professional in nature.
be informed whether those seeking donations are volunteers, employees of
the organization or hired solicitors.
have the opportunity for their names to be deleted from mailing lists
that an organization may intend to share (for example, Annual Reports).
feel free to ask questions when making a donation and to receive prompt,
truthful and forthright answers.
order to respect the rights of its donors, the Library does not share
its donor mailing list with individuals or organizations external the
added to our mailing list or if you have any questions, please email
Sandy Comstock in our Development office at firstname.lastname@example.org
207-871-1700 ext. 758.
- back to
to Annual Fund -
to Support -