Donor Bill of Rights

At McNally House Hospice, we believe in integrity and trust. Our programs and services are available only because public donors provide the funding needed to make them possible. We are committed to be good stewards of your funds and your trust; therefore, we strive to ensure that all of those who invest in our work have full knowledge and confidence in our organization. Toward this goal, we subscribe to the Donor Bill of Rights, developed by the National Society of Fundraising Executives. This Bill declares that all of our donors have the following rights.

  • To be informed of our mission, the way we intend to use donated resources and our 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 our most recent financial statements.
  • To be assured that your gifts will be used for the purposes for which they were given.
  • To receive appropriate acknowledgment and recognition.
  • To be assured that information about your donations is handled with respect and 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 or employees of the Hospice, or hired solicitors.
  • To have the opportunity for your names to be deleted from mailing lists that we may intend to share.
  • To feel free to ask questions when making a donation and to receive prompt, truthful and forthright answers.