Fundraising Practices

Adopted September 2016

Updated Feb 1, 2018

Relevant Legislation

Not applicable to this policy.

 Intent

To ensure that LOFT fundraising staff adhere to the highest possible standards of practice.

Definitions

Not applicable to this policy.

  Policy

LOFT hires  fundraising staff who are members of the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) and as such are bound by the AFP Code of Ethical Principles and Standards. New hires who are not AFP members are required to join.

All fundraising activities conducted by or on behalf of LOFT Community Services must be carried out in a manner that is in keeping with AFP standards. In brief, fundraising activities must:

  • Be truthful.
  • Accurately describe the organization’s activities.
  • Disclose the organization’s name.
  • Disclose the purpose for which funds are requested.
  • Disclose the organization’s policy with respect to issuing Official Income Tax receipts including any policy on minimum amounts for which a receipt will be issued.
  • Disclose, upon request, whether the individual or entity seeking donations is a volunteer, employee, or contracted third party.

  Procedures:

See Development manual