YOUR SUPPORT MATTERS

dONATIONS

Thank you for supporting the Gig Harbor Peninsula Civic Orchestra. Whether as a regular contributor, sponsor, generous benefactor or advertiser, your donations allow us to achieve our musical goals, community outreach and fiscal security. Donations are used to purchase or rent music and equipment, and to help pay operating costs such as facility fees. You are the key to our success. We could not survive without your support.

If you shop on Amazon, you can help Gig Harbor Peninsula Civic Orchestra receive donations. Simply go to https://smile.amazon.com and log in as usual to your Amazon account. You will be able to select "Gig Harbor Peninsula Civic Orchestra" as your charity to support, then shop as you normally do. Amazon will send Gig Harbor Peninsula Civic Orchestra a donation of 0.05% of the price of all eligible purchases. There is no additional cost to you, all you need to do is shop Amazon Smile and choose us as your charity - it's that simple.

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 assure 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:
 

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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.

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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.

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

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

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To receive appropriate acknowledgement and recognition.

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

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

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

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

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