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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 they are asked to support, we declare that all donors have these rights:

Developed by:

  • American Association of Fund Raising Counsel (AAFRC)
  • Association of Fund Raising Professionals (AFP)
  • Association for Healthcare Philanthropy (AHP)
  • Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE)

Endorsed by:

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