Enhanced Donor Bill of Rights

Engaged Donors Do Have Legal Rights!

Benevolence, goodwill and philanthropy are based on honorable and noteworthy citizens taking voluntary measures to address global issues and promote the common good for the betterment of society. Donors are making an implicit irrevocable contribution for charitable purposes they maintain certain rights to ensure the integrity, implementation and transparency of their philanthropic efforts. With Ecology Crossroads, donors also have a right to feel confident they can reference their donation, measure their donation's impact in the future, and apply their donation directly where they believe will do the most good.

Donor Bill of Rights 

To ensure that philanthropy merits the respect and trust of the general public and that donors and prospective donors can have full confidence in the organizations and causes they are asked to support, Ecology Crossroads Cooperative Foundation supports the following rights for donors:

The Donor Bill of Rights was created by the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP), the Association for Healthcare Philanthropy (AHP), the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE), and the Giving Institute.