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Donor Bill of Rights

What It Is:

  • The Estes Park Education Foundation has adopted the Donor Bill of Rights as written by the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP).  


Why It’s Important:

  • 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 EPEF and causes they are asked to support, it is important that all donors have these rights.


What It Entails:

  1. To be informed of the EPEF's mission, of the way the EPEF intends to use donated resources, and of its capacity to use donations effectively for their intended purposes.

  2. To be informed of the identity of those serving on the EPEF's Board of Directors, and to expect the Board to exercise prudent judgment in its stewardship responsibilities.

  3. To have access to the EPEF's most recent financial statements.

  4. To be assured their gifts will be used for the purposes for which they were given.

  5. To receive appropriate acknowledgement and recognition.

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

  7. To expect that all relationships with individuals representing EPEF will be professional in nature.

  8. To be informed whether those seeking donations are volunteers or employees of the EPEF or hired solicitors.

  9. To have the opportunity for their names to be deleted from mailing lists that the EPEF may intend to share.

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


Approved:  9-5-18

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