Protecting Donor Privacy
The South Jersey Dream Center values each of our donors and takes their privacy very seriously. To that end, we maintain the highest level of confidentiality concerning our donors' contact and financial information. All donor transactions with the South Jersey Dream Center are covered by this policy and are conducted over secure portals. Access to this data is password-protected and limited to authorized South Jersey Dream Center staff.
What we collect:
The South Jersey Dream Center collects the following personal information from our donors: donor name, amount donated, address, telephone number, and email address.
How we use donor information:
Donor information is used for the following internal purposes only. The South Jersey Dream Center does not sell or lease donor information. Donor information will only be used by the South Jersey Dream Center’s staff to:
- Distribute receipts for donations
- Thank donors for their contribution
- Inform donors about current and upcoming activities of the South Jersey Dream Center, including additional opportunities to support the South Jersey Dream Center
- Track and analyze donor data
- Comply with current rules and regulations governing 501(c)(3) financial reporting
- Comply with any reporting requirements related to specific grants or contributions.
Donor information is used for the following external purposes.
- The name of the donor and the range of their giving is published annually on our Donor List.
If you wish for your name to remain anonymous and not be included in our Donor List, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 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:
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.