The Kids In Need Foundation (“KINF”) respects the privacy of our donors and is committed to safeguarding the information that is shared with us. Below are details regarding the information we collect from our donors, and its usage.
Information we collect
We collect the following contact and donation information from all our donors, and are required by law to keep on file:
- Physical address
- Telephone number
- E-mail address
- Donation amount
- Donor message/comment
How information is used
Donor information is limited to the following usages:
- Distributing receipts for donations
- Thanking donors for their donation(s)
- Internal review and analysis
- Reporting to necessary U.S. Federal and State agencies, as mandated (reports are non-public facing)
- Promotional e-mail messaging
How information is protected
It is our policy that we do not share, sell, or rent our donors’ personal information with/to any other organizations or entities (third parties). The identity of our donors is always kept confidential and will never be publicly announced—unless explicity authorized by the donor.
Payment processing & financial information
We only utilize secure online payment processing services when accepting donations. We do not store or have access to donor credit card information, bank account numbers, or other account data that may be made available when a payment is processed.
Donor financial information will only be accessed by KINF staff members who are required from a processing standpoint. A donor’s financial information is kept confidential, and is never shared with any person, organization or group who is not required to access.
We strive to only communicate with donors according to their expressed preferences. We will discontinue or alter the method(s) used to contact any individual (or the authorized representative of an individual) upon their verbal or written request. Requests to discontinue contact can be made the following ways:
By email: email@example.com
Kids In Need Foundation
2719 Patton Road
Roseville, MN 55113
By telephone: 612-465-0135, or in person via a KINF staff member
Upon receipt of an individual’s (or the authorized representative of an individual’s) request to discontinue contact, their information will be promptly adjusted within our donor database to ensure that no further contact is made. In addition, should their information exist in any external database(s) which are under our control, we will ensure they are adjusted as well.
We maintain permanent electronic records for all discontinuation of contact requests we receive. Should we receive an oral request to discontinue contact, a KINF staff member records the request in writing, then adjusts in our electronic database(s). We maintain all requests as necessary for legal or liability purposes.
Donor Bill of Rights
KINF subscribes to the Donor Bill of Rights, which is fully stated here and below:
The Donor Bill of Rights was created by the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP), the Association for Healthcare Philanthropy (AHP), the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE), and the Giving Institute: Leading Consultants to Non-Profits. It has been endorsed by numerous organizations.
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 not-for-profit 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.