As a charity seeking donations from the public, we at Acquired Brain Injury Ireland, aim to comply at all times with Guidelines for Charitable Organisations on Fundraising from the Public as issued by the Charities Regulator.
Our pledge is to treat all our donors with respect, honesty and openness. It is as crucial to us as it is to you.
Our Funding and Governance
It is critically important to us that we maintain the best standards when receiving donations from our generous supporters. These principles will enable you, as our supporter, to maintain a full level of support and appreciation for and from Acquired Brain Injury Ireland.
We commit to being accountable and transparent so that our past, present and future donors can have full confidence in Acquired Brain Injury Ireland. We will ensure that where possible, family members of those who bequeathed funds to Acquired Brain Injury Ireland are thanked appropriately and we promise that we will effectively apply your gifts for their intended purposes.
We commit that you, our donors and future donors will:
- Be informed of the organisation’s mission and how the organisation intends to use donated resources.
- Be informed of the identity of those serving on the organisation’s governing board, and that the board will exercise prudent judgement in its stewardship responsibilities.
- Have access to the organisation’s most recent financial statements.
- Be assured your gifts will be used for the purposes for which they were given. Receive appropriate acknowledgement and recognition.
- Be assured that information about your donation is handled with respect and with confidentiality to the extent provided by law.
- Expect that all relationships with individuals representing the charity will be dealt with professionally.
- Be informed whether those seeking donations are volunteers, employees of the organisation or hired third party agents.
- Have easily available the agreed procedures for making and responding to complaints.
- Have the opportunity for any names to be deleted from mailing lists and to be informed if the organisation intends to share the mailing lists with third parties.
- Receive prompt, truthful and forthright answers to questions you might have of the organisation.
Our Disclosure Statement:
Acquired Brain Injury Ireland is open about whether those seeking donations on their behalf are volunteers, employees of the organisation or are third party agents.
Anyone fundraising on behalf of the Acquired Brain Injury Ireland must ensure that prospective donors are aware of their status, i.e. volunteers, employees or third party agents.