St. Joseph Center deeply values our supporters’ contributions. To ensure their privacy is respected, we follow these policies:
- We never sell, trade, or share donor or volunteer information with any other businesses, agencies, or organizations (except as mandated by law).
- We do not send mailings on behalf of other organizations.
- We offer donors the option to be recognized anonymously.
- We honor donor requests to opt out of future solicitations.
- We honor donor requests to opt out of informational mailings, such as our newsletter or annual report.
All donors who have questions or specific privacy concerns are encouraged to contact St. Joseph Center’s Development & Communications team by calling 310-396-6468, ext. 328.
Donor Bill of Rights
St. Joseph Center also endorses the industry-standard Donor Bill of Rights. This Bill of Rights for charitable givers was developed by the following four industry experts: American Association of Fund Raising Counsel, Association for Healthcare Philanthropy, Council for Advancement and Support of Education, National Society of Fund Raising Executives. This industry-accepted statement has been endorsed by many of the nation’s leading charitable organizations:
“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 assure that philanthropy merits the respect and trust of the general public and that donors and prospective donors can have full confidence in the not-for-profit organizations and causes that 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 acknowledgment and recognition.
VI. To be assured that information about their donation 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 [note: this clause does not apply to St. Joseph Center, as we do not ever share names].
X. To feel free to ask questions when making a donation and to receive prompt, truthful and forthright answers.”