Hope House of Colorado is concerned about the privacy of donors and individuals who express interest in this organization, as well as the privacy of our teen moms, children, volunteers, and employees.
1. We will not sell, share or trade our donors’ names or personal information with any other entity, nor send mailings to our donors on behalf of other organizations.
2. We request and use only that information required for legitimate business purposes.
3. We protect the confidentiality of all personal information in our records.
4. We permit only authorized employees and pre-screened volunteers to access the information they need to perform their duties.
With Regard to Donors and Individuals Who Express Interest in this Organization
You provide us with most of the information we need when you make a gift or request information about Hope House of Colorado. This includes your name, current address, phone numbers, and email address. Credit card and bank account information is only collected when you choose to make a charitable gift by one of these methods.
Our records may contain information we develop and maintain based upon our experiences with you, such as your contributions and other history with this organization.
We adhere to the Donor Bill of Rights created by the American Association of Fundraising Counsel and other fundraising associations.
You have the right, by notifying us at any time, to opt out from receiving communications from Hope House of Colorado. Please include your complete name and address.
Information Collection, Use, and Sharing
A 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 ensure that philanthropy merits the respect and trust of the general public, and that Hope House champions and prospective donors can have full confidence in the not-for-profit organizations and causes they are asked to support, we declare that all Hope House champions and donors have these rights:
I. 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
II. 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.
III. To have access to the organization’s most recent financial statements.
IV. To be assured their gifts will be used for the purposes for which they were given.
V. To receive appropriate acknowledgement and recognition.
VI. To be assured that information about their donations is handled with respect and with confidentiality to the extent provided by law.
VII. To expect that all relationships with individuals representing organizations of interest to the champions will be professional in nature.
VIII. To be informed whether those seeking donations are volunteers, employees of the organization or hired solicitors.
IX. To have the opportunity for their names to be deleted from mailing lists that an
organization may intend to share.
X. To feel free to ask questions when making a donation and to receive prompt, truthful and forthright answers.
Developed by: Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP), Association for Healthcare Philanthropy (AHP)Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE), Giving Institute: Leading Consultants to Non-Profits
Endorsed by: (in formation) Independent Sector, National Catholic Development Conference (NCDC), National Committee on Planned Giving (NCPG), Council for Resource Development (CRD), United Way of America.