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 assure that philanthropy merits the respect and trust of the general public, and that donors and prospective donors can have full confidence in the Medford Gospel Mission, we declare that all donors have these rights:
I. To be informed of the Mission’s mission, of the way the Mission 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 Mission’s governing board, and to expect the board to exercise prudent judgment in its stewardship responsibilities.
III. To have access to the Mission’s most recent financial statements.
IV. To be assured when gifts are designated for a specific ministry project or purpose, we will use our best efforts to apply those gifts to the intended purpose. However, on occasion more contributions are received for a given ministry project or purpose than is needed or can realistically be applied. When that happens, the additional funds may be used to meet other ministry opportunities at the discretion of the CEO/Executive Director and the Board of Directors of the Medford Gospel Mission.
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 Mission, or hired solicitors.
IX. To have the opportunity for their names to be deleted from mailing lists at any time.
X. To feel free to ask questions when making a donation and to receive prompt, truthful and forthright answers.