Sunnybrook Children’s Home Inc. endorses and adopts the Donor Bill of Rights developed
by the Giving Institute, the Association for Healthcare Philanthropy, the Association of
Fundraising Professionals, and the Council for Advancement and Support of Education.
This document has also been endorsed by other organizations including the Independent Sector,
the National Committee on Planned Giving, the National Council for Resource Development,
and the United Way of America, among others.
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 donors have
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
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 their gifts will be used for the purposes for which they were given.
To receive appropriate acknowledgment and recognition.
To be assured that information about their donation is handled with respect and with confidentiality to the extent provided by law.
To expect that all relationships with individuals representing organizations of interest to the donor will be professional in nature.
To be informed whether those seeking donations are volunteers, employees of the organization or hired solicitors.
To have the opportunity for their names to be deleted from mailing lists that an organization may intend to share.
To feel free to ask questions when making a donation and to receive prompt, truthful and forthright answers.
Sunnybrook encourages donors or potential donors to contact us regarding any questions or
concerns regarding the Donor Bill of Rights. We hope that our adherence to these rights
strengthens the trust and confidence our donors have in us and our ministry as we work together
to grow these young adults.
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