Donor Rights


Macphail Woods Ecological Forestry Project Friends of the Forest Fund-raising Campaign operates in conjunction with the Environmental Coalition of Prince Edward Island and is a registered charitable organization with the Canada Revenue Agency.

Statement of Donor Rights

To ensure that donors to Macphail Woods have full confidence in the Fund-raising Campaign and its appeals, the following donor’s rights are recognized. All donors have the following rights:

  • to be clear about our mission and how Macphail Woods intends to spend their donations
  • to know that their donation will be used for the purpose for which it was given
  • to trust that information about their donation will remain confidential to the Campaign to the extent provided by law
  • to be assured that their donation will be banked promptly and spent within a reasonable time
  • to receive appropriate thanks and recognition
  • to receive, upon request, all published financial statements
  • to know that complaints will be taken seriously, handled promptly and responses will be sent swiftly
  • to seek accurate professional advice on tax efficient giving methods
  • to receive prompt and accurate answers to questions
  • to be provided with reports on the way that funds have been spent
  • to be treated professionally and with respect during fund-raising campaigns
  • to choose to be excluded from any future solicitations
  • to expect that there is a fair and proper balance between the interests of donors and the aims and objectives of Macphail Woods
  • to know that there is no obligation to buy an incentive or to return it
  • to know whether an individual soliciting funds is a volunteer, an employee, a hired solicitor or other
  • to have the right to remain anonymous
  • to know that donor names will never be sold
  • to request that their name not be exchanged for fundraising purposes
  • to have the right to escalate a complaint to Eco-PEI’s Steering Committee and if still not satisfied to submit a complaint directly to the Canadian Centre for Philanthropy.