Privacy Policy

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Ethical standards and principles are the foundation for maintaining public trust.

The 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 values held within Native communities.

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 non-profit 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 of 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.

Privacy Policy

Native Americans in Philanthropy is concerned about the protection of the privacy of its website visitors, members and donors. We respect your privacy and your choice not to have your personal information shared with other people. Your use of our website indicates your acceptance of this Privacy Policy.


Native Americans in Philanthropy only collects personal contact information (such as names, addresses, e-mail addresses and phone numbers) when users submit it voluntarily. To make our website more useful to you, our server automatically collects information when you visit our site, such as, but not limited to, your IP address, date and time of your visit, pages viewed and clickstreams. Native Americans in Philanthropy will not collect or track information that may identify you personally.

Financial Information

All access to donor financial information is strictly limited to professional staff that needs to process those data. No such data are given to any person, organization or group who does not need to access those data.

Native Americans in Philanthropy only uses online payment processing services with world class security and strong reputations. Native Americans in Philanthropy does not store, nor does it have access to your credit card information, bank account numbers, or other account data sent to those processing services.

Donations to Native Americans in Philanthropy are deposited into its bank account within the timeframe consistent with its financial policies and procedures. This provides the highest possible level of security and confidentiality.


Native Americans in Philanthropy will not use, sell or exchange your mailing or e-mail addresses. Native Americans in Philanthropy displays its membership directory within the website and is accessible only to other members through a user login account. When we do this, we only share names, addresses and other information the membership chooses to share. To opt out, contact the Development Department at (202) 991-0468.


Images, text, software, documentation, electronic text and image files, audio and video clips and other materials are the property of Native Americans in Philanthropy and will be protected by copyright laws and other restrictions. Furthermore, copyrights and other proprietary rights in the materials on this site may belong to individuals and entities other than Native Americans in Philanthropy.

Native Americans in Philanthropy expressly prohibits the copying of any protected materials on this web site, except for the purposes of fair use as defined by copyright law and as described below. This prohibition includes the downloading of site content for commercial use or for use on personal websites.


Fair use of copyrighted material includes the use of protected materials for non-commercial educational purposes, such as teaching, scholarship, research, criticism, commentary and news reporting. Users who wish to download or print text and image files from the Native Americans in Philanthropy’s Web site for such uses must request the Native Americans in Philanthropy’s express permission by contacting Users must cite the author and source for this material as they would material from any printed work and the citation should include the URL. None of the content may be altered or modified.


The text, images and content on this website are provided “as is” without a warranty of any kind, either expressed or implied, including but not limited to the implied warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular use and/or non-infringement. Native Americans in Philanthropy assumes no responsibility and shall not be liable for any damage or viruses that may infect your computer equipment or other property on account of your use of the site or your downloading of any text, images or content from the Web site. You acknowledge that if you rely on any information or content on the Web site, you do so solely at your own risk.


If you register on our homepage, we will collect your contact information so that you will be able to customize your experience on the Native Americans in Philanthropy’s web site. You agree that we may use your information to contact you for customer service, to inform you of important changes or additions to our site or the services offered over our site and to send you administrative notices or any communications relevant to your use of our site. If you do not wish to receive these notices, please see “Opting Out” below.

Disclosure of Information to Third Parties

Native Americans in Philanthropy only uses personal information that we receive to provide services or to respond to inquiries. We will not disclose personally identifying information collected through our website to third parties except as provided in this privacy policy. We reserve the right to release personally identifying information about our Web site visitors when we believe that such disclosure is necessary or appropriate to comply with law or to protect the safety or property of visitors to our site, the public, Native Americans in Philanthropy, our affiliates or our personnel.  We also reserve the right to disclose personally identifying information about our Web site visitors to third-party contractors we engage to assist us with the operation of our Web site or other aspects of our business when our contractors need access to such information to perform the services we request.


We occasionally conduct online surveys to learn more about your views on important topics in philanthropy. We use the survey data to improve our programs and services. We may publicize the results as a public service, but only in such a manner so as not to reveal any personally-identifying information. We do not collect personally identifying information in the surveys unless voluntarily submitted for the purpose of follow-up questions.


Native Americans in Philanthropy also may use “cookies” to collect information about visitors to our site.  A “cookie” is a small text file that a Web site places on your computer’s hard drive to make it easier to use certain site functions or to collect information about your activities on the Web site.  The cookie transmits this information back to the Web site. Many users do not know that “cookies” are placed on their computers when they visit Web sites. If you want to prevent this from happening, you can set your browser to warn you when a web site attempts to place a cookie on your computer. Please note that if you disable cookies you may lose some functionality on the site. Native Americans in Philanthropy uses cookies on our Web site in the following ways:

  1. We use cookies to analyze how visitors, in the aggregate, use our Web sites to make them as useful as possible. We do not collect or store personally-identifying information through the use of cookies.
  2. We use cookies for our member and subscriber login so that when members or subscribers return to our Web site, they can access content without having to sign back into the system.
  3. We use cookies for our My Member Profile (or page name we use) page so that registered users can customize their experiences.

Opting Out

If you wish to opt out of receiving notices from us, or to unsubscribe from one of our email newsletters or the NAP Journal, please email us at An “unsubscribe” link will also be provided in our email publications.

If you register with Native Americans in Philanthropy you will have the opportunity to review, update, or delete the information you have provided us at any time (except, of course, any information that we do not store). If you remove your registration information completely, you may not be able to continue using certain services that require registration.

Links to Other Web Sites

Our Web site links to other organizations whose privacy practices may differ from those of Native Americans in Philanthropy. If you submit personal information to any of these sites, your information is subject to their policies. We encourage you to review the privacy policies of any Web site that you visit.

Changes to Our Privacy Policy

Native Americans in Philanthropy reserve the right to change our privacy policy at any time.  

Privacy Compliance

Anyone wishing to use any of the files or images contained on this website for publication or any purpose other than fair use as defined by law must request and receive prior permission from Native Americans in Philanthropy. The responsibility for determining whether any third-party rights exist and for obtaining all other necessary permissions remains solely with the user and Native Americans in Philanthropy will have no responsibility in connection with securing such rights for any materials on the Web site. Any other use, such as, without limitation, the use of an image for a commercial purpose, requires the prior written consent of Native Americans in Philanthropy, which may be granted or denied at Native Americans in Philanthropy’s sole discretion. The failure by Native Americans in Philanthropy to insist upon or enforce strict performance of any provision of the Terms of Use by you or others will not be construed as a waiver of any provision or right of Native Americans in Philanthropy or other entities’ rights. All requests to reproduce artwork in any form from Native Americans in Philanthropy’s collection must be submitted in writing to:

Native Americans in Philanthropy
1140 3rd Street NE, 2nd Floor
Washington, DC 20002

Or contact us at (202)991-0468,  or via e-mail at


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