A Donor's 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 ensure that philanthropy merits the respect and trust of the general public, and that donors and prospective donors can have full confidence in the nonprofit organizations and causes they are asked to support, we declare that all NCA 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 your gifts will be used for the purposes for which they are given.
  • To receive appropriate acknowledgement and recognition and to have the opportunity to keep your gift anonymous, if you desire.
  • To be assured that information about your donation is handled with respect and with confidentiality.
  • To expect that all relationships with individuals representing NCA for fundraising will be professional in nature.
  • To be informed whether those seeking donations are volunteers, employees of the organization, or hired solicitors.
  • To be assured that NCA respects your privacy and is committed to protecting it. Your name and personal contact information will not be sold, shared, or otherwise disclosed with/to any other organization, public, private, or non-profit.
  • To feel free to ask questions when making a donation and to receive prompt, truthful and forthright answers.