Wellness Within collects and uses information from donors that includes: name, address, telephone number, e-mail address and any donor comments voluntarily provided. In addition, Wellness Within keeps a record of each donor’s giving history for both the benefit of the center and the donor.
Wellness Within does not sell, trade, rent or share names, addresses, telephone numbers, or e-mail addresses of our donors.
We will use contact information (e-mail, telephone number and address) of donors for these purposes only:
- Distribute receipts for donations
- Thank donors for their donation
- Inform donors about news, upcoming fundraising events and other activities of Wellness Within
- Internal analysis and record keeping
- Reporting to applicable government agencies as required by law
- Other purposes related to the fundraising operations
As a rule, Within Wellness publicly recognizes a donor by publishing a donor’s name, unless the donor explicitly informs us it is an anonymous donation — this applies to donations made in person, via mail, or online. Donation amounts, names, and comments provided by donors may be publicly published and used in promotional materials the following ways:
- On Wellness Within’s website
- Wellness Within’s Facebook
- Wellness Within’s Twitter
- Wellness Within’s newsletter
- Any other print or promotional materials as applicable.
We support the 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 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:
- 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.
- 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.
- To have access to the organization’s most recent financial statements.
- To be assured their gifts will be used for the purposes for which they were given.
- To receive appropriate acknowledgment and recognition.
- To be assured that information about their donations is handled with respect and with confidentiality to the extent provided by law.
- To expect that all relationships with individuals representing organizations of interest to the donor will be professional in nature.
- To be informed whether those seeking donations are volunteers, employees of the organization or hired solicitors.
- To have the opportunity for their names to be deleted from mailing lists that an organization may intend to share.
- To feel free to ask questions when making a donation and to receive prompt, truthful and forthright answers.
The text of this statement in its entirety was developed by the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP), Association for Healthcare Philanthropy (AHP), Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE), and the Giving Institute: Leading Consultants to Non-Profits.