Philanthropy is based on voluntary action for the common good. Our commitment to donors and prospective donors is designed to support their full confidence in MCRS and our various programs. To that end, we commit to upholding the following rights of our donors:
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 and to declare if and when such purposes have been fulfilled.
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. (Please note that MCRS does not share its mailing list.)
X. To feel free to ask questions when making a donation and to receive prompt, truthful and forthright answers.
Adapted from: Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) Association for Healthcare Philanthropy (AHP) Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) Giving Institute: Leading Consultants to Non-Profits
Receipting of Donations; Refunds
- Donations are accepted in Canadian Dollars only.
- Donations from Canadian addresses will be in Canadian Dollars and issued a Canadian Tax Receipt.
- Receipts can only be issued in the name of the actual donor.
- Receipts require the full name and address of the donor.
- Receipts cannot be issued to more than one person.
- Receipts for non-cash gifts must declare the fair market value of the gift at the time it was given.
- Receipts cannot be issued for gifted services.
- MCRS is unable to issue any refunds for donations.