Donor Bill of Rights

The Bayview PAC Statement of Donor Rights (*)

To ensure that donors to the Bayview Parent Advisory Council (PAC) have full confidence in the organization and its appeals, the following donors’ rights are recognized.

All Donors have the following rights:

1.  to be clear about how the organization intends to spend their donations;
2.  to know that their donation will be used for the purpose for which it was given;

3.  to trust that information about their donation will remain confidential to the organization to the extent provided by law;
4.  to choose to be excluded from any future solicitations;
5.  to have the right to remain anonymous;
6.  to know that their name will never be sold;

7.  to be assured that their donation will be banked promptly and spent within a reasonable time;
8.  to receive appropriate recognition and thanks;
9.  to receive, upon request, all published financial statements;
10. to expect that there is a fair and proper balance between the interests of donors and the aims and objectives of organization;
11. to know whether an individual soliciting funds is a volunteer, an employee, a hired solicitor or other;

12. to know that complaints will be taken seriously, handled promptly, and responded to swiftly;
13. to receive prompt and accurate answers to their questions;
14. to be provided, upon request, with reports on the way that funds have been spent.

(*) voted and accepted at the November 15, 2011 PAC meeting