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.

Upcoming Events

Oct
3
Sat
9:00 am SWE Woodland Ecology I: Introduc...
SWE Woodland Ecology I: Introduc...
Oct 3 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Woodland Ecology I: Introduction to Forest Stewardship This course helps landowners gain the knowledge and skills they need to enjoy, improve and manage their own woodlot whether it be creating better access, harvesting wood or
Oct
11
Sun
2:00 pm Autumn in the Forest
Autumn in the Forest
Oct 11 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
A walk along the trails of Macphail Woods, looking at both plants and animals. This is a great outing for people of all ages.
Nov
7
Sat
9:00 am SWE Basic Chainsaw I: Safety and...
SWE Basic Chainsaw I: Safety and...
Nov 7 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Basic Chainsaw I: Safety and Felling Spring Session: Saturday, April 11th Fall Session: Saturday,November 7th When trying to manage a forest, being informed about the specific composition of species, soils, water and light is a
Nov
8
Sun
9:00 am SWE Basic Chainsaw II: Maintenan...
SWE Basic Chainsaw II: Maintenan...
Nov 8 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Basic Chainsaw II: Maintenance and Felling Spring Session: Sunday, April 12th Fall Session: Sunday,November 8th This course will continue to build on skills learned in Basic Chainsaw I. The morning will be devoted to learning

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