Donor's Bill of Rights

When you give, be sure your selected charity employs standards and policies that assure you of a “bill of rights” as a donor.

You have the right to:

  • know how the funds of an organization are being spent

  • know what the programs you support are accomplishing

  • know that the organization is in compliance with applicable laws and regulations

  • restrict or designate your gifts to a particular project within the organization’s mission objectives

  • a timely and courteous response to your inquiries about finances and programs

  • visit office and program sites of an organization to talk personally with the staff

  • give cheerfully without being pressured by the organization

  • obtain a copy of the organization’s most recent annual financial statements


This text is provided with the understanding that ECFA is not rendering legal, accounting, or other professional advice or service. Professional advice on specific issues should be sought from an accountant, lawyer, or other professional.

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