The purpose of a gift acceptance policy for soliciting or receiving gifts will help RAPTOR Inc. instill best practices to preserve donor relationships, provides education, and maintain consistency for receiving unanticipated gifts.
The mission of RAPTOR Inc. is the conservation of local birds of prey, via rehabilitation, education and research. Solicitation and acceptance of gifts is for the purpose of fulfilling our mission of raptor conservation by supporting core programs as well as special projects.
RAPTOR Inc. is in need of items listed on our Wishlist which is published in the RAPTOR Inc. newsletter or on the Amazon Wishlist or Charity List.
Gifts may be monetary, supplies, services, stocks, bequests, real estate, life insurance policies, etc. Consultation with legal advisors may be necessary before determination of acceptability. Final approval for acceptable gifts is determined by the Executive Director and/or the Board of Trustees.
Restrictions on Gifts
RAPTOR Inc. reserves the right to refuse any gift that is deemed to be too restrictive in purpose or does not fulfill a need within the scope of the mission. Items may not be accepted if in poor condition or if RAPTOR Inc. does not have the capacity for storage. RAPTOR Inc. will not accept food which our avian ambassadors or birds in rehabilitation will not consume.
Donations and other forms of support will generally be accepted from individuals, partnerships, corporations, foundations, government agencies or other entities.
Prospective donors are strongly urged to see their own professional or financial advisors and legal counsel in matters relating to their gifts, taxes, estate planning, etc. RAPTOR Inc. does not provide personal legal financial or other professional advice to donors or prospective donors. RAPTOR Inc. will seek advice from legal counsel in relation to gift acceptance when appropriate.
RAPTOR Inc. uses the annual report and/or quarterly newsletter as the premiere donor recognition tools. All donors contributing $100 or more will be recognized in the RAPTOR Inc. annual report or newsletter.
RAPTOR Inc. does not share information regarding donors or prospective donors to other entities. Requests for anonymity will be honored.
The above policy has been reviewed and approved by the RAPTOR Inc. Board of Trustees. The RAPTOR Inc. Board of Trustees must approve any changes to this policy.