Anita Borg Institute for Women and Technology
Commitment to Donors Policy
At Anita Borg Institute for Women and Technology (“AnitaB.org”), we envision a future where the people who imagine and build technology mirror the people and societies for whom they build it. We connect, inspire, and guide women in computing, and organizations that view technology innovation as a strategic imperative.
Our social enterprise supports women in technical fields, as well as the organizations that employ them and the academic institutions training the next generation. A full roster of programs helps women and non-binary technologists grow, learn, and develop their highest potential.
We will use personal information to keep donors and supporters, informed of our activities, including programs, special events, and funding needs. We respect all requests to remain anonymous. To identify a gift as anonymous, contact Giving@AnitaB.org and the Philanthropy Team will work with you to honor your requests.
Collection of Data:
- You may provide personal information to AnitaB.org in connection with making a donation. For the purpose of this Policy, “Donor Information” is personal information directly associated with donations. Donor Information may include: first and last name, mailing address, e-mail address, phone number, and credit card number and expiration date. Except with your explicit permission, we will not sell, share or trade Donor Information with any third-party, nor send mailings using Donor information on behalf of other organizations. To the extent any Donor Information is processed through a third-party service provider, Donor Information will only be used for purposes necessary to process that activity.
- AnitaB.org will maintain an electronic record in our database of all requests for discontinuance of contacts. Oral requests will be recorded in writing by AnitaB.org staff and will then be permanently recorded in the electronic donor database.
- Storage of Data: Donor information is maintained in a password-protected, secured database. Only authorized personnel have access to this information and only for appropriate business purposes. This information is shared with board members and authorized staff, only on a confidential and need-to-know basis.
- Impact Report: If AnitaB.org publishes an annual impact report with a list of the names of donors, options for anonymous giving and “opt-out” selections are available. Please contact privacy@AnitaB.org for these requests.
- Corporate Employee Giving Campaigns: Some corporations support AnitaB.org through employee giving programs and campaigns. Generally, these are managed by the corporation and are processed through payroll deductions. AnitaB.org seeks permission from the corporation and the individual employee before adding any employees to the AnitaB.org database. AnitaB.org may share cumulative giving totals with the partner but will not share individual donor/employee names. Employees may participate in matching gift programs with their employers. Matching gift requests are sent to the corporation for processing with the knowledge of the employee and the appropriate paperwork.
Changes To This Commitment to Donors Policy
AnitaB.org may revise this Policy at any time by updating this posting. Please consult this Policy regularly.
Donor Bill of Rights: This Bill of Rights was created by the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP), the Association for Healthcare Philanthropy (AHP), the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE), and the Giving Institute: Leading Consultants to Non-Profits. Anitab.org believes in and upholds this Bill of Rights in all donor interactions.
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.