Don’t Let a Donation Destroy Your Reputation: Refusing Contributions


The source of charity donations has become a topic of discussion in recent times.

While accepting donations is a vital aspect of maintaining a successful charity, recent events have highlighted the importance of keeping ethics in mind before cashing in on a charitable contribution.

Indeed, concerns such as the Presidents Club scandal have forced charities to take a closer look at their donors to ensure accepting a donation won’t compromise their organisation’s reputation or values.

Consider this guidance to promote proper donation practices:

  • Never accept a donation if it would be unlawful to do so or if it would negatively impact the purpose of your charity.
  • Ensure that accepting the donation and being associated with the donor aligns with your charity’s values. Avoid anonymous donors.
  • Establish and communicate a clear policy regarding your charity’s standards and processes for accepting and refusing donations.

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