The Donor Bill of RightsThe Donor Bill of Rights was created by the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP), the Association for Healthcare Philanthropy (AHP), the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE), and the Giving Institute: Leading Consultants to Non-Profits. It has been endorsed by numerous organizations.
The Donor Bill of RightsPhilanthropy 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: I. 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. II. 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. III. To have access to the organization's most recent financial statements. IV. To be assured their gifts will be used for the purposes for which they were given. V. To receive appropriate acknowledgement and recognition. VI. To be assured that information about their donation is handled with respect and with confidentiality to the extent provided by law. VII. To expect that all relationships with individuals representing organizations of interest to the donor will be professional in nature. VIII. To be informed whether those seeking donations are volunteers, employees of the organization or hired solicitors. IX. To have the opportunity for their names to be deleted from mailing lists that an organization may intend to share. X. To feel free to ask questions when making a donation and to receive prompt, truthful and forthright answers.
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2018 National Philanthropy Day
AFP Eastern Iowa, a chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP), is committed to advancing philanthropy by supporting people and organizations in the practice effective and ethical fundraising. The Eastern Iowa Chapter represents approximately 100 members in the Cedar Rapids/Iowa City Corridor and surrounding areas. The Eastern Iowa Chapter is honored to be one of the chapters to receive the 2016 Ten Star Chapter Award. This award honors those chapters that align their objectives with AFP’s current strategic plan and encourages them to perform specific activities designed to increase professionalism within the profession, as well as public awareness of the importance of philanthropy.Go here view more information and download the membership application.
The Chapter Ten Star/Ten Star Gold Awards honor those chapters who have accomplished many of the key objectives outlined in the Strategic Plan.
AFP Eastern Iowa earned the Ten StarAward for 2017 and in addition was honored at the International Fundraising Conference in New Orleans with the Membership growth incentive award for 2017!
Helen B. Arnold, an AFPEI Chapter member, presented at the conference and was on-hand to receive the award on our behalf. Helen is very active on the national level as well serving on:
- AFP Foundation Fundraising Board
- International Development Committee
- Membership Services Division
- Professional Development Division
The Cedar Rapids Public Library now has a nearly complete set of the books on the suggested reading list for the Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE) exam. Fundraisers throughout eastern Iowa can access these books thanks to our contributions to the annual BE the CAUSE campaign. When we give, AFP gives back to our chapter and this year, our chapter board decided to make it possible for everyone to have access to these books, saving members from spending hundreds on them. Thank you forgiving to BE the CAUSE today to make a difference for all of us! When you are at the Cedar Rapids Public Library, you’ll find them in non-fiction 658.1522. Or reserve them using your Cedar Rapids Public Library card, or through your public library card through the Interlibrary Loan program: Keep Your Donors by Tom Ahern Fund Raising Basics by Barbara Ciconte Developing Major Gifts by Laura Fredricks Major Donors by Ted Hart Internet Management for Nonprofits by Ted Hart Strategic Fund Development by Simone Joyaux Capital Campaigns by Andrea Kihlstedt Excellence in Fundraising in Canada Vol 1 & Vol 2 by Guy Mallabo Donor-Centered Planned Gift Marketing by Michael J. Rosen Achieving Excellence in Fundraising (4thed.) by Eugene Tempel
_____________________________________________________________________________________________Notice: The AFP Eastern Iowa Chapter will never authorize release of the address, email address, or phone/fax number of members to outside organizations for any purpose. In the event a program speaker requests the Chapter mailing list, the Chapter will decline the request but allow presenters to distribute business contact information sign-up sheets during a chapter program.