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 to St. Louis Public Radio merits the respect and trust of the general public, and that donors and prospective donors can have full confidence in supporting St. Louis Public Radio, 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 acknowledgement and recognition.

VI. To be assured that information about their donations is handled with respect and with confidentiality to the extent provided by law.

VII. To expect that all relationships with individuals representing organizations of interest to the donor will be professional in nature.

VIII. To be informed whether those seeking donations are volunteers, employees of the organization, or hired solicitors.

IX. To have the opportunity for their names to be deleted from mailing lists that an organization may intend to share.

X. To feel free to ask questions when making a donation and to receive prompt, truthful, and forthright answers.

Developed by:
Association of Fundraising Professionals
Association for Healthcare Philanthropy
Council for Advancement and Support of Education
Giving Institute: Leading Consultants to Non-Profits

Northeast Indiana Public Radio (89.1 WBOI and 94.1 WBNI) endorses the donor bill of rights in its entirety. If you have any questions or comments please contact us or call (260) 452-1189.