2020 California Non-Profit of the Year

Shop with a Cop SV Donor Policy

SWACSV believes in safeguarding personal information and ensuring that privacy is respected and protected for donors, local SWASCV, all youth, volunteers, vendors, and members of the foundation.  We will use personal information to keep donors, friends, vendors, volunteers, and members informed of our activities, including our programs, special events, and funding needs. We respect all requests to remain anonymous. We will always provide an “opt-out” procedure for donors and others who receive such materials to request that their names be deleted from similar mailings, phone calls, faxes, or electronic communications in the future. Donors, friends, volunteers may contact SWACSV at any time, and we will gladly accommodate your preferences. Individuals may choose to opt-out of electronic communication including emails and faxes. Individuals may also request that their record be flagged as “Do Not Call.” SWACSV will honor all or a combination of these “opt-out” preferences.

Donor Bill of Rights: This 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. SWACSV believes in and upholds this Bill of Rights in all donor interactions.

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 philanthropy merits the respect and trust of the general public and that donors and prospective donors can have full confidence in the nonprofit organizations and causes they are asked to support, we declare that all donors have these rights:

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. To have access to the organization’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 acknowledgment 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 the organization, or hired solicitors.
  9. To have the opportunity for their names to be deleted from mailing lists that an organization may intend to share.
  10. To feel free to ask questions when making a donation and to receive prompt, truthful, and forthright answers.