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Proposal ID176
Proposal The Donor Bill of Rights
PresenterGPUS Fundraising Committee
Floor ManagerJody Grage
Discussion09/12/2005 - 09/25/2005
Voting09/26/2005 - 10/02/2005
Presens Quorum32 0.6666
Consens Quorum41 A Majority of Yes and No Votes


To ensure that contributions to the Green
Party of the United States merit the respect and trust of the general
public, and that donors and prospective donors can have full
confidence in the organization and causes they are asked to support,
we declare that all donors have these rights:


That the GPUS National Committee adopts a Donor Bill of Rights in
order to set a standard of ethical behavior towards its' donors.

I. To be informed of the Green Party of the United States' mission, of
the way the Green Party of the United States 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 National
Committee and to expect the National Committee to exercise prudent
judgment in its stewardship responsibilities.

III. To have access to the Green Party of the United States' most
recent financial statements.

IV. To be assured their donations 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 the

VII. To expect that all relationships with individuals representing
the Green Party of the United States to the donor will be professional
in nature.

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

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


Contact: Marc Sanson


The Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) Ethics
and Donors, Donor Bill of Rights:

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