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At Leech Lake Tribal College, we value the relationships we build with our donors, and we always strive towards maximum transparency in the fundraising process. The Donor Bill of Rights, a recognized standard in philanthropy across America, gives you a clear picture of what you can expect from the LLTC Advancement Office as we work together to achieve our shared goals. For more information, please contact the LLTC Advancement Director at 218-335-4286 or kyle.erickson@lltc.edu

A 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 ensure that
philanthropy merits the respect and trust of the general public, and that donors and
prospective donors can have full confidence in the non-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 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 (AFP)
    Association for Healthcare Philanthropy (AHP)
    Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE)
    Giving Institute: Leading Consultants to Non-Profits

  • ORIGINALLY ENDORSED BY:

    Independent Sector
    National Catholic Development Conference (NCDC)
    National Committee on Planned Giving (NCPG)
    Council for Resource Development (CRD)
    United Way of America

Adopted in 1993
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