Values

The Neuchâtel Junior College Fund is committed to the highest standards of financial management and fundraising ethics, and pledge that our donors’ investment in NJC will be treated with the utmost respect.
The NJC Fund values professionalism, scrupulousness, accountability and integrity. Our commitment to these four values are at the core of our accountability as members of the NJC Fund.
 
The NJC Fund is responsible to the alumni and parents who invest in and help to protect the future of NJC, and as such, donations are handled with the highest level of accuracy and careful consideration.
 
In order to be as transparent as possible, the Audited Financial Statements of the NJC Fund are all published on the NJC website. Donations to NJC are used wisely for the purpose for which they were intended. 
 
Our community is always treated with professional courtesy and the privacy of our constituents is respected to the fullest extent of the law. Neither Neuchâtel Junior College nor The Neuchâtel Junior College Fund will ever share or sell any member’s personal information to any other organization.
 
The NJC Fund upholds an internationally recognized Donor Bill of Rights, created by the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP), the Council for Advancement and Support of Educations (CASE), the Association for Heathcare Philanthropy (AHP), and the Giving Institute: Leading Consultants to Non-Profits:

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 not-for-profit organizations and causes they are asked to support, we declare that all donors have these rights:
  • 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
  • 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
  • To have access to the organization's most recent financial statements
  • To be assured their gifts will be used for the purposes for which they were given
  • To receive appropriate acknowledgement and recognition
  • To be assured that information about their donations is handled with respect and with confidentiality to the extent provided by law
  • To expect that all relationships with individuals representing organizations of interest to the donor will be professional in nature
  • To be informed whether those seeking donations are volunteers, employees of the organization or hired solicitors
  • To have the opportunity for their names to be deleted from mailing lists that an organization may intend to share
  • To feel free to ask questions when making a donation and to receive prompt, truthful and forthright answers
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