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- Schedule - Standards of Practice
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SCHEDULE - STANDARDS OF PRACTICE
1. A charity or fundraising business shall comply with all relevant municipal, provincial, and federal laws.
2. A charity shall use accurate and consistent accounting methods that conform to the appropriate guidelines adopted by the Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants.
3. A charity or fundraising business shall not take unfair advantage of donors or prospective donors.
4. A charity or fundraising business shall give donors the opportunity to have their names removed from lists that are sold or rented to other organizations or exchanged with them.
5. A charity or fundraising business shall not disclose any personal, confidential or identifying information about donors or prospective donors, except as necessary for the internal operations of the charity or fundraising business, as the case may be.
6. A charity shall ensure, to the best of its ability, that contributions are used in accordance with donors’ intentions.
7. A charity shall, before using a gift in a way that departs from a condition imposed by the donor, obtain the explicit consent of the donor or of the donor’s representative.
8. A person who is an employee or volunteer of a charity, an employee of a fundraising business, or a director, officer or manager of a charity or fundraising business shall,
(a) comply with sections 1 to 7; and
(b) disclose to the charity or fundraising business, as the case may be, any conflict of interest and any situation that the person realizes might be perceived as a conflict of interest.
9. A fundraising business shall not receive from a charity a finder’s fee, a commission or compensation based on a percentage of contributions received by the charity. This does not prohibit the payment of performance-based compensation, if it is consistent with the charity’s policies and practices and not based on a percentage of contributions received.
10. Section 9 also applies, with necessary modifications, in respect of compensation received from a charity or fundraising business by an employee, director, officer or manager of the charity or fundraising business, as the case may be.
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