Ethics Policy

Ethics policy

The Basis of Our Work

The core of all of Stevenson Memorial Hospital Foundation’s work is the health and well being of our patients in the communities we serve. Working directly with the hospital, our goals are to raise awareness and understanding of the hospital, its needs and to implement fund raising strategies that will address these needs.


Our Standards and Code of Ethics

In our commitment to the highest integrity and responsibility in fund raising practices, Stevenson Memorial Hospital Foundation will:

  • Deliver a fund raising program that abides by the Ethical Fundraising and Financial Accountability Code developed by ImagineCanada.
  • Provide compelling and current information that defines the needs of our organization to donors and potential supporters.
  • Ensure that the confidentiality of donors is respected and maintained.
  • Monitor and assess donor satisfaction levels on a regular basis.
  • Effectively manage all funds that donors entrust to us.
  • Maintain and report accurate and complete financial records.
  • Regularly evaluate the effectiveness of fundraising initiatives to ensure adherence to defined goals.
  • Develop exceptional leadership through forward thinking and committed board members, volunteers and staff.


The Basis of Success: Leadership

We recognize that our leadership- Board members, volunteers, and staff- is fundamental to our success. We will strive to develop and encourage leadership, visionary thinking, and commitment among our leaders.


Commitment to Philanthropy

Stevenson Memorial Hospital Foundation will uphold a commitment to philanthropy that will inspire heartfelt giving and cultivate long-term, committed relationships with the communities we serve. Staff of the Stevenson Memorial Hospital Foundation are members of the Association of Fundraising Professionals.


The Donor Bill of Rights

Adherence is paid to the following Donor Bill of Rights

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:

I. 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.

II. 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.

III. To have access to the organization’s most recent financial statements.

IV. To be assured their gifts will be used for the purposes for which they were given.

V. To receive appropriate acknowledgement and recognition.

VI. To be assured that information about their donation is handled with respect and with confidentiality to the extent provided by law.

VII. To expect that all relationships with individuals representing organizations of interest to the donor will be professional in nature.

VIII. To be informed whether those seeking donations are volunteers, employees of the organization or hired solicitors.

IX. To have the opportunity for their names to be deleted from mailing lists that an organization may intend to share.

X. To feel free to ask questions when making a donation and to receive prompt, truthful and forthright answers.