Consano is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. All contributions are tax deductable, as allowable by law. Donors should always defer to their tax professional for specifics regarding tax deductibility of donations. Consano distributes or grants a donor’s donations to the research project (“Project”) identified by each donor through their donations.
We value our donors and we take their privacy seriously. Consano respects the privacy of the personal information that we are privileged to acquire. Our commitment to privacy includes how we obtain, use, protect, and share information.
Convincing individuals to join in the support of Consano Projects is critical to the long-term success of the organization. Consano collects and uses personal information such as names, addresses, phone numbers and email addresses when a donor provides it to us. The personal information collected by Consano is used solely for purposes of processing donations, providing information to applicable academic and research institutions, record keeping and similar restricted purposes. We will not sell, trade or share a donor’s personal information with anyone else or with any other organization except the donor approved research or academic institution. Donors are traditionally listed by name in publications such as our annual reports, but we honor requests from those who wish to be listed as “anonymous.” However, Consano may use information provided in a donor profile under the “Please share your story. Why are you donating to advance medical research?” section or a donor photograph if donor provided one, on Consano’s website or its other social media outlets.
Consano keeps a record of each donor’s donations. This information is kept on file for IRS purposes and is also used by Consano internally to analyze overall giving patterns for future budget projections.
To review or correct your personal contact information or to make changes to your recorded preferences (i.e., receipt of mailings and acknowledgements), please contact Consano by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
By making a donation to a Consano Project, the donor gives permission for Consano to use donor information for the restricted purposes set forth in this policy statement.
Donor Bill of Rights
Philanthropy is based on voluntary action for the common good. It is a tradition of giving and sharing that is essential to a community 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, Consano declares that all donors have the following rights, modeled after the Association of Fundraising Professionals’ Donor Bill of 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 intended purposes.
To be informed of the identity of those serving on the organization’s Board of Directors and to expect the Board to exercise prudent judgment in its stewardship responsibilities.
To have access to, upon request, the organization’s three most recent financial statements and IRS Statements 990, the organization’s nonprofit IRS 501(c) (3) determination letter, and any other documents as set forth in the IRS’s guidelines (IRC 6104) regarding contents of nonprofit organizations’ public inspection files.
To be assured their gifts will be used for the purposes for which they were given.
To be assured that information about their donation 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 feel free to ask questions when making a donation and to receive prompt, truthful, and forthright answers.
These policies are subject to change, with or without notice, by a vote of Consano’s Board of Directors.