A charitable organization that anticipates getting more than $25,000 in contributions from Albertans during their financial year and all fund-raising businesses must give you the following information verbally or in writing. They must also allow you adequate time to review this information before they accept a contribution.
Information that must be provided to donors
- the name of the charitable organization for which the donation is being requested
- the cost of fundraising and how much they expect to raise
- the charitable purpose that the contributions will be used for
- the corporate and business address of the charitable organization and the place of incorporation (if applicable)
- the name and phone number of a contact person employed by the charitable organizations whom the donor can call for further information
If the charitable organization is using a fund-raising business, they must also tell you:
- the operating name and full legal name of the fund-raising business
- whether they are being paid a specific dollar amount or a specified percentage of the contributions they raise
Information that must be provided on request
Any charitable organization or fund-raising business that asks for contributions must provide the following to anyone on request:
- a copy of the organization’s most recent financial statement (a fee may be charged for photocopying and postage)
- information about how and where the money will be spent
- the percentage of the gross contributions that is spent directly for charitable purposes (and not for administration or other purposes)
Charitable organizations and fund-raising businesses must give you a receipt if you request one.
If you make a monetary contribution, request a receipt.
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