Code of Ethics and Donor Bill of Rights

The Arc of Harrisonburg and Rockingham is a member of The Association of Fundraising Professionals. As such, we subscribe to its Code of Ethics which ensures that our fundraising practices and handling of philanthropic gifts meet the highest ethical standards, and that the donor’s intent is honestly fulfilled.

The 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.

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

Independent Sector
National Catholic Development Conference (NCDC)
National Committee on Planned Giving (NCPG)
Council for Resource Development (CRD)
United Way of America

Adopted in 1993
Copyright AFP (and others) 2013, All Rights Reserved

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The Arc of Harrisonburg & Rockingham
620 Simms Ave.,
Harrisonburg, VA 22802.

In-Kind Donations

We always appreciate your non-monetary gifts. You can’t go wrong with these. They are ongoing needs.

  • Breakfast bars
  • Bandaids
  • Napkins
  • Plastic forks and spoons
  • White copy paper
  • Individually packaged snacks
  • Large clear storage tubs with lids
  • Trash can liners (13 & 45 gallon)
  • Non-violent computer games
  • Colored pencils
  • Paper towels
  • Insect repellant
  • Sunscreen
  • Ziploc snack bags
  • AA batteries


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