Donor Bill of Rights – Commitment to Donors

Imagine Children’s Museum is committed to earning and keeping donor confidence, trust and respect. As a result the organization will not trade, share or sell a donors personal information with anyone else, nor send donor mailings on behalf of other organizations.

Imagine Children’s Museum upholds the following donor rights:

  • To be informed of the mission of Imagine Children’s Museum, the way resources will be used and their capacity to use donations effectively for their intended purposes
  • To be informed of the identity of those serving on Imagine’s governing board and to expect the board to exercise prudent judgment in its stewardship responsibilities
  • To have access to Imagine’s most recent financial reports
  • To be assured their gifts will be used for the purposes for which they were given
  • To receive an appropriate acknowledgement, recognition and tax receipt
  • To be assured that information about their donations is handled with respect and with confidentiality to the extent provided by the law
  • To expect that all relationships with individuals representing Imagine Children’s Museum will be professional in nature
  • To be informed whether those seeking donations are volunteers, employees of Imagine or hired solicitors
  • To have the opportunity for their names be deleted from mailing lists that Imagine may intend to share
  • To feel free to ask questions when making a donation and to receive prompt, truthful and forthright answers

These ten points are taken from A Donor Bill of Rights, developed by the American Association of Fund Raising Counsel, the Association for Healthcare Philanthropy, the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education, and the Association of Fundraising Professionals, and endorsed by Independent Sector.