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Donor’s 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 not-for-profit organizations and causes they are asked to support, we declare that all donors have these rights:
The text of this statement in its entirety was developed by the American Association of Fund-Raising Counsel (AAFRC), Association for Healthcare Philanthropy (AHP), Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE), and National Society of Fund Raising Executives (NSFRE).
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The Independent Institute is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt educational foundation and subscribes to the Donor’s Bill of Rights. The Independent Institute does not support or oppose political candidates or proposed legislation. Contributions to the Independent Institute by individuals, corporations, foundations, partnerships, and other organizations are tax-deductible.