The following is the type of donor information that HabiJax will collect and maintain:
- Contact information: name, organization, complete address, phone number, email address
- Payment information: credit card number and expiration date, and billing information;
- Information the donor wishes to share: questions, comments, suggestions; and
- Donor requests to receive or not receive periodic updates.
HabiJax uses all donor information to understand their needs and their understanding of how their donations should be used to further the advancement of affordable housing, while providing the utmost service to them. Donor information allows HabiJax to complete transactions, communicate to the donor via their preferred method, and update the donor on affiliate happenings. Credit card numbers are used only for donation or payment processing and are not retained for any other purposes.
HabiJax will not sell, rent, or lease donor personal information to other organizations. Use of donor information will be limited to the internal purposes of the organization and only to further the program activities and purposes of the affiliate.
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.
We declare that all donors have these rights:
- 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.
- 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 audited 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.