Donor Bill of Rights

Did you know you have rights as a donor?

To assure that donors and prospective donors can have full confidence in United Way British Columbia – working with communities in BC’s Interior, Lower Mainland and Central & Northern Vancouver Island and the causes we support, we declare that all donors have the following rights:

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1) To be informed of United Way's mission, of the way United Way intends to use donated resources, and of its capacity to use donations effectively for their intended purposes.

2) To be informed of the identity of those serving on United Way's governing board, and to expect the board to exercise prudent judgment in its stewardship responsibilities.

3) To have access to United Way's most recent financial statements.

4) To be assured their gifts will be used for the purposes for which they were given.

5) To receive appropriate acknowledgement and recognition.

6) To be assured that information about their donation is handled with respect and with confidentiality to the extent provided by law.

7) To expect that all relationships with individuals representing organizations of interest to the donor will be professional in nature.

8) To be informed whether those seeking donations are volunteers, employees of United Way, or hired solicitors.

9) To have the opportunity for their names to be deleted from mailing lists that United Way may intend to share.

10) To feel free to ask questions when making a donation and to receive prompt, truthful, and forthright answers.