Donor's 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:

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 purposes.
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To be assured that information about their donations is handled with respect and with confidentiality to the extent provided by law.
II
To be informed of the identity of those serving on the organization's governing board, and to expect the board to exercise prudent judgement in its stewardship responsibilities.
VII
To expect that all relationships with individuals representing organizations of interest to the donor will be professional in nature.
III
To have access to the organization's most recent financial statements.
VIII
To be informed whether those seeking donations are volunteers, employees of the organization or hired solicitors.
IV
To be assured their gifts will be used for the purposes for which they were given.
IX
To have the opportunity for their names to be deleted from mailing lists that an organization may intend to share.
V
To receive appropriate acknowledgement and recognition.
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To feel free to ask questions when making a donation and to receive prompt, truthful and forthright answers.

DEVELOPED BY
  • American Association of Fund Raising Counsel (AAFRC)
  • Association for Healthcare Philanthropy (AHP)
  • Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE)
  • Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP)
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

Ways To Give

Support Our Summer Appeal

Summer Appeal

Thank you for giving in support of Catholic Charities and Catholic Charities Free Health Care Center. Together, we continue to help others at their time of great need.

You Can Also

Donate By Phone
(412) 456-6969
M-F 9:00am - 5:00pm EST

Donate By Mail
Catholic Charities
212 Ninth Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15222

Donate Gifts In Kind
call 412-456-6969

Volunteer Your Time
call 412-456-6696

Catholic Charities, Diocese of Pittsburgh

212 Ninth Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15222
Phone: 412-456-6999
info@ccpgh.org

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