Donor Bill of Rights

To ensure that philanthropy merits the respect and trust of the general public, and that donors and prospective donors can have full confidence in Mid Coast Hospital, we declare that all donors have the following rights:

  • The right to be informed of the organization’s mission, the way it intends to use donated resources, and its capacity to use donations effectively for its intended purposes.
  • The right to know the identity of those serving on the organization’s governing board, and to expect the board to exercise prudent judgment in its stewardship responsibilities.
  • The right to have access to the organization’s most recent financial statements.
  • The right to be assured gifts to the organization will be used of the purpose for which they were given.
  • The right to receive appropriate acknowledgment and recognition for all gifts.
  • The right to be assured that information about the organizations donations is handled with respect and confidentiality to the extent provided by law.
  • The right to expect that all relationships with individuals representing organizations of interest to the donor will be professional in nature.
  • The right to be informed whether those seeking donations are volunteers, employees of the organization or hired solicitors.
  • The right to have the opportunity to not be solicited and to delete your name from mailing lists.
  • The right to feel free to ask questions when making a donation and to receive prompt, truthful and forthright answers.

Developed by: American Association of Fund-Raising Counsel (AAFRC), Association for Healthcare Philanthropy (AHP), Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE), National Society of Fund Raising Executives (NSFRE).