Privacy Policy

The Next Door values and respects your right to privacy.

We ensure proper stewardship of your charitable contributions and ensure that contributions are used in accordance with your written instructions.

We protect your personal information and use the highest standards in gathering, using, and safeguarding your personal and gift information.

The Next Door never shares donor information of any kind with any other parties. We do not sell, trade, rent or give your information to anyone.

We will collect, use and share information about our supporters among employees and volunteers only on a need-to-know basis and for the sole purpose of carrying out our mission.

We educate our employees and volunteers on the importance of protecting the privacy and security of confidential personal and organizational information.

How we collect and use supporter information
The Next Door collects and uses personal information such as name, address, phone number, and email address when a donor voluntarily provides it to us. In addition, The Next Door keeps a record of each donor’s giving history. This information is kept on file for IRS purposes and is also used by the Development Department to analyze overall giving patterns to make accurate budget projections. We respect donors preferences for listing their names in our publications. We offer donors the option of anonymity.

Website traffic data
Each time a visitor comes to www.nextdoorinc.org we may collect some basic technical information. We may use software to keep track of traffic to our site including the location from which the traffic originates and which pages within the site are being viewed and for how long. We may know for instance, that we had 5,000 hits and 1,000 individual visitors to our website today, but we do not know their names, addresses, or other personal information.

Website cookies
Cookies are pieces of information that are stored on your computer and are used for record keeping purposes. We may use cookies to make visiting and using our website easier. Cookies can help us see which parts of our website are the most or least popular and provide us direction to improve our supporters’ online experience.

Links to other websites
Our website provides links to other third party websites. While we make efforts to choose our links carefully, we have no control over the content of linked websites, or their privacy policies. We encourage you to review the privacy policies posted on these third party websites.

Removing your name from our mailing list
Please contact us at feedback@nextdoorinc.org if you wish to be removed from our postal or email mailing lists.

If you have any comments or questions about our Donor Privacy Policy, please call 541-436-0303.

The Next Door subscribes to the Donor Bill of Rights endorsed by the American Association of Fundraising Professionals.

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 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.

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