Accountability Policy

Project Ploughshares solicits donations in a manner that is truthful and accurately describes the programs and intended use of donated funds. Donors are given an opportunity to limit the frequency of solicitations from Project Ploughshares, not to be solicited by telephone or other technology, not to receive printed material, to remain anonymous and to be excluded from list exchanges.

The privacy of donors will be respected, and donor records maintained by Project Ploughshares will be protected with appropriate security safeguards.

Paid fundraisers, whether staff or consultants, will be compensated by a salary, retainer or fee, and will not be paid finders’s fees, commissions or other payments based on either the number of gifts received or the value of funds raised.

The financial affairs of Project Ploughshares will be conducted in a responsible manner, consistent with the ethical obligations of stewardship and the legal requirements of provincial and federal regulators.

All donations will be used to support the mission of Project Ploughshares and all restricted or designated donations will be used for the purposes for which they are given within the provisions of the law.

Annual financial reports will be factual and accurate in all material respects, identify government grants and contributions separately from other donations, and be prepared in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles and standards established by the Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants, in all material respects.

No more will be spent on administration and fundraising than is required to ensure effective management and resource development, and the cost-effectiveness of the fundraising program will be reviewed annually by the board of Project Ploughshares.

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