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Policy on Ethics in Fundraising

The Development Office is dedicated to the highest standards of ethical conduct in fundraising.  Staff members advocate these standards by incorporating them into all fundraising activities and by serving as models of professionalism to others.  The Development Office supports and encourages its staff members in these efforts by providing appropriate opportunities for training, education, and leadership. Staff members, through training and orientation, are expected to be familiar with, and abide by professional standards of ethics.

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 not-for-profit organizations and causes they are asked to support, UGA declares that all donors have these rights:

     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.

     To be informed of the identity of those serving on the organizations's governing board, and to expect the board to exercise prudent judgment in its stewardship responsibilities.

     To have access to the organization's most recent financial statements.

     To be assured their gifts will be used for the purposes for which they were given.

     To receive appropriate acknowledgment and recognition.

     To be assured that information about their donations is handled with respect and with confidentiality to the extent provided by law.

     To expect that all relationships with individuals representing organizations of interest to the donor will be professional in nature.

     To be informed whether htose seeking donations are volunteers, employees of the organization, or hired solicitors.

     To have the opportunity for their names to be deleted from mailing lists than an organization may intend to share.

     To feel free to ask questions when making a donation and to receive prompt, truthful, and forthright answers.

The text of this statement in its entirety was developed by the American Association of Fundraising Counsel (AAFRC), Association for Healthcare Philanthropy (AHP), Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE), and the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP).

Approval of Solicitations

1.  The fundraising program of the University of Georgia encompasses all gift solicitations on behalf of the University, its units, and affiliated organizations.

2.  The fundraising program generally supports and encourages both unrestricted gifts and designated gifts to benefit constituent colleges and units of the donor's choice.

3.  Proposals for solicitations of $25,000 and above originating in the Schools, Colleges, and Units will be routed through the Senior Director of Constituent-Based Development.  Proposals for solicitations of $25,000 and above orginating in Central Development wil be routed through the Executive Director for Gift and Estate Planning as will all planned gift proposals regardless of origin.

4.  The Office of Development maintains a Tracking and Solicitation Management System that records and manages the contacts with and solicitation of prospects in order to avoid multiple solicitations that could confuse the prospect and/or diminish the effectivenesss of the solicitation.  All contacts and solictiations with donors will be recorded in ASCEND and coordinated through the solicitation management system.

5.  The Office of Development maintains a University-wide clearance system to help fundraisers move prospective donors through the development cycle and at the same time insure prospects are not receiving multiple uncoordinated solicitations.

{975} - 1.1 Ethical Standards for Fundraising

Individuals engaged in fundraising on behalf of the University are expected to abide by professional standards adopted by the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE). CASE principles of practice for fundraisers involve personal integrity, confidentiality, public trust, disclosure, compensation and conflicts of interest. Staff involved in prospect development/research are also expected to adhere to the code of ethics established by the Association of Professional Researchers for Advancement (APRA).

 

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Policy on
Ethics in Fundraising
The Deve
lopment Office is dedicated to the highest standards of ethical conduct in fundraising. Staff members advocate these standards by incorporating them into all fundraising activities and by serving as models of professionalism to others. The Development Office supports and encourages its staff members in these efforts by providing appropriate opportunities for training, education, and leadership. Staff members, through training and orientation, are expected to be familiar with, and abide by professional standards of ethics.
Donor Bill of Ri
ghts
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, UGA declares that all donors have these rights:
To be i
nformed 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.
To be i
nformed of the identity of those serving on the organizations's governing board, and to expect the board to exercise prudent judgment in its stewardship responsibilities.
To
have access to the organization's most recent financial statements.
To be assured their gi
fts will be used for the purposes for which they were given.
To rece
ive appropriate acknowledgment and recognition.
To be a
ssured that information about their donations is handled with respect and with confidentiality to the extent provided by law.<br /> To expect that all relationships with individuals representing organizations of interest to the donor will be professional in nature.
To be informed whether hto
se seeking donations are volunteers, employees of the organization, or hired solicitors.
To h
ave the opportunity for their names to be deleted from mailing lists than an organization may intend to share.
To feel free to ask questions when making a donation and to receive prom
pt, truthful, and forthright answers.
The text of this statement in its entirety was develop
ed by the American Association of Fundraising Counsel (AAFRC), Association for Healthcare Philanthropy (AHP), Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE), and the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP). />Approval of Solicitationsr />1. The fundraising program of the University of Georgia encompasses all gift solicitations on behalf of the University, its units, and affiliated organizations.
2. The fundr
aising program generally supports and encourages both unrestricted gifts and designated gifts to benefit constituent colleges and units of the donor's choice.
3. Proposals for solicit
ations of $25,000 and above originating in the Schools, Colleges, and Units will be routed through the Senior Director of Constituent-Based Development. Proposals for solicitations of $25,000 and above orginating in Central Development wil be routed through the Executive Director for Gift and Estate Planning as will all planned gift proposals regardless of origin.
4. The Offi
ce of Development maintains a Tracking and Solicitation Management System that records and manages the contacts with and solicitation of prospects in order to avoid multiple solicitations that could confuse the prospect and/or diminish the effectivenesss of the solicitation. All contacts and solictiations with donors will be recorded in ASCEND and coordinated through the solicitation management system.r />5. The Office of Development maintains a University-wide clearance system to help fundraisers move prospective donors through the development cycle and at the same time insure prospects are not receiving multiple uncoordinated solicitations.
+<title>Ethical Standards for Fundraising&lt;/title&gt;
Individuals engaged in fundraising on behalf of the University are expected to abide by professional standards adopted by the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE). CASE principles of practice for fundraisers involve personal integrity, confidentiality, public trust, disclosure, compensation and conflicts of interest. Staff involved in prospect development/research are also expected to adhere to the code of ethics established by the Association of Professional Researchers for Advancement (APRA).r />