Donor Bill of Rights

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 ensure that Dining for Women’s (DFW) philanthropy merits the respect and trust of the general public, and that donors and prospective donors to Dining for Women can have full confidence in Dining for Women and the nonprofit organizations and causes Dining for Women chooses to support, we declare that all donors to Dining for Women have these rights:

  1. To be informed of DFW’s mission, of the way DFW intends to use donated resources, and of DFW’s capacity to use donations effectively for the intended purposes.
  2. To be informed of the identity of those serving on DFW’s governing board, and to expect the board to exercise prudent judgment in its stewardship responsibilities.
  3. To have access to DFW’s most recent audited financial statements.
  4. To be assured their gifts to DFW will be used for the purposes for which they were given.
  5. To receive appropriate acknowledgement and recognition from DFW.
  6. To be assured that information about their donations to DFW is handled with respect and with confidentiality to the extent provided by law.
  7. To expect that all relationships between DFW and organizations (including individuals representing those organizations) supported by DFW will be professional in nature.
  8. To be informed whether those seeking donations on behalf of DFW are volunteers, employees of DFW or hired solicitors.
  9. To be assured that personal contact information will not be sold or shared for marketing purposes by DFW.
  10. To feel free to ask questions when making a donation to DFW and to receive prompt, truthful and forthright answers.