Trustees for Alaska’s Donor Privacy Policy

Donors are our most important asset. Trustees for Alaska depends on your generosity to defend Alaska’s lands, waters, and wildlife. You can count on us to put your contributions to good use and to protect your personal information. Trustees for Alaska safeguards the personal information that you have entrusted to us with the highest level of confidentiality and security.

We honor your trust by respecting your privacy and adhering to our donor privacy policies:

  • Trustees for Alaska records your name, address, telephone, email address and other demographic information in our secure donor database. We record donations you have made, communications you have received, events you attended, and materials we send you. We also may record comments we receive from you in writing or from personal interactions.
  • This information is collected to help us understand our donors and make adjustments to our development program to better fit the interests of our donors and as it relates to our mission. This information is also used to make budget projections for overall giving in our annual planning process.
  • The information your provide us is only shared with a limited number of staff and members of the Board of Directors. Trustees for Alaska employees and Board of Directors sign confidentiality agreements and any violation of that agreement is met with disciplinary action.
  • Your donation payment information is kept secure for IRS purposes or promptly destroyed. Credit card information is not retained except for those donors that have elected to have recurring monthly payments made to Trustees for Alaska. For transactions that recur, credit card information is securely stored.
  • Trustees for Alaska does not sell, rent, trade, or share your personal information with other organizations or anyone else.
  • We strictly honor all requests by donors to keep their names anonymous in recognition reports, or to be removed from our mailing lists. You may contact us to make these changes to your donor record at ecolaw@trustees.org or call 907.433.2006.

 

A Donor Bill of Rights

Trustees for Alaska follows the Donor Bill of Rights developed by the Association of Fundraising Professionals, the Association for Healthcare Philanthropy, the Council for Advancement and Support of Education, and the Giving Institute: Leading Consultants to Non-Profits.

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 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:

  • 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 those serving on the organization’s governing board, and to expect the board to exercise prudent judgment in its stewardship responsibilities.
  • To be assured their gifts will be used for the purposes for which they were given.
  • To receive appropriate acknowledgement and recognition.
  • To be assured that information about donations 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 organizations, or hired solicitors.
  • To have the opportunity for their names to be deleted from mailing lists that an organization may intend to share.
  • To feel free to ask questions when making a donation and to receive prompt, truthful, and forthright answers.

 

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