July 28, 2014

I’m not talking about the U.S. Bill of Rights or the U.N. Declaration of Human Rights or the European Union approach or France or whatever…

Do you follow the Donor Bill of Rights? I hope your organization adopted it as a policy. Make sure everyone in the organization understands this. Yes, every single staff person and every single board member and every single volunteer.

How about a fundraiser’s bill of rights? Check out Norma Cameron’s version. I really really like this!

Hey, Ms. CEO. You best look at this bill of rights and enforce it. Hey, Mr. Fundraiser. How about using the Donor Bill of Rights and Fundraiser Bill of Rights when you’re interviewing for a job. Don’t you want to work for an organization that understands and applies these rights?

How about board bill of rights – and one for board members, too?  I need to work on those!

About Simone Joyaux

A consultant specializing in fund development, strategic planning, and board development, Simone P. Joyaux works with all types and sizes of nonprofits, speaks at conferences worldwide, and teaches in the graduate program for philanthropy at Saint Mary’s University, MN. Her books, Keep Your Donors and Strategic Fund Development, are standards in the field.

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