Our programming, staffing, and fiscal management systems are structured to ensure accountability. We believe that transparency to stakeholders is critical to providing a world-class model for our community-based work.
I. Washington Parks & People collects and maintains the following types of donor information:
Contact information including name, address, telephone number and e-mail address
Giving information and history of involvement
Specific program or funding interests
Other comments or suggestions, relevant to the donor
This confidential information is kept on file to comply with IRS guidelines. This information is shared internally on a confidential, and need-to-know basis.
II. Washington Parks & People does not sell, rent, trade or share its donor list with any other organization. We never send out mailings on behalf of other organizations.
III. Washington Parks & People honors donor preferences with regard to the method and frequency of communication.
Donor Bill of Rights
Washington Parks & People is committed to the highest standards of fundraising and donor stewardship and complies with the Donor Bill of Rights developed by the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP); Association for Healthcare Philanthropy (AHP); Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE); and Giving Institute: Leading Consultants to Non-Profits.
We believe that 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 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.
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 acknowledgment and recognition.