We respect the privacy of donors and other members of our community.
Information we collect
Fishhook collects and uses personal contact information such as: name, address, telephone number, and email address when a donor voluntarily provides it to us. This information is kept on file for IRS purposes and is also used to build and strengthen community through the sharing of our stories and other communication. Fishhook does NOT sell, trade, or share its name lists with any other organization. We never send out mailings on behalf of other organizations.
How we use that information
Fishhook will never publish, sell, trade, rent or share our community’s names (unless released for publication), e-mail or mail addresses, or telephone numbers. Fishhook will use contact information of donors for the following purposes only:
- Distribute receipts for donations
- Thank donors for their donation
- Inform donors and others about upcoming events and activities of Fishhook
- Internal analysis and record keeping
- Report to relevant U.S. and State agencies as required
All access to donor financial information is strictly limited to those who need to process it. Fishhook only uses secure, encrypted and authenticated online payment processing services.
P.O. Box 910691
Lexington, KY 40591-0691 USA
The Donor Bill of Rights
Fishhook also subscribes to the following Donor Bill of Rights created by the American Association of Fund Raising Counsel, the Association for Healthcare Philanthropy, the Association of Fundraising Professionals, and the Council for Advancement and Support of Education.
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 ensure 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:
- 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.
- 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.
- To have access to the organization's most recent financial statements.
- To be assured their gifts will be used for the purposes for which they were given.
- To receive appropriate acknowledgement and recognition.
- To be assured that information about their donation is handled with respect and with confidentiality to the extent provided by law.
- To expect that all relationships with individuals representing organizations of interest to the donor will be professional in nature.
- To be informed whether those seeking donations are volunteers, employees of the organization or hired solicitors.
- To have the opportunity for their names to be deleted from mailing lists that an organization may intend to share.
- To feel free to ask questions when making a donation and to receive prompt, truthful and forthright answers.