Fundraising Policy

Framework for ethical conduct

The Arthritis Society is a registered charity, and the recipient of a variety of outright and deferred gifts. It is the policy of The Society to ensure a strong base of ongoing financial support to The Society by securing donations from a wide range of sources.

Objective:

  • To ensure that the Arthritis Society’s national fundraising policies are in line with best practices as outlined by Imagine Canada’s Ethical Fundraising Code
  • To meet all requirements as outlined by Imagine Canada’s Gift Acceptance Policy.
  • To ensure that The Society’s stakeholders understand our policy regarding the selling, trading and rental policies regarding donor mailing lists.
  • To ensure that The Society’s stakeholders understand what is disclosed to a 3rd party and how the organization benefits from the sale of products or services.
  • To ensure that The Society’s stakeholders understand the organization’s policy regarding face to face fundraising and steps taken to ensure that these standards are met.