STANDARD OF LIVING AUGMENTATION
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Standard Of Living Augmentation (SOLA) recognizes
the importance of protecting information we may collect from visitors to
our site. Our policy is to use the information we acquire from visitors to our
sites for internal purposes only, and we maintain appropriate security
measures to keep this information private. Your browser, however, does
automatically tell us the type of computer and operating system you are
using. Users can visit the site without revealing any information about
them. If one chooses to give us personal information via the Internet for the
purposes of correspondence, then it is our intent to let you know how we
will use such information. If users tell us that thaey do not wish to have this
information used as a basis for further contact, we will respect those wishes.
We do keep track of the domains from which people visit us. We analyze
this data for trends and statistics, and then we discard it. We do not share
information web users provided with third parties for commercial purposes.
SOLA takes precautions to keep the user information disclosed to us secure.
To prevent unauthorized access, maintain data accuracy, and to ensure the
appropriate use of information, we have put in place appropriate physical,
electronic, and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the
information we collect. If users have questions about the types of
information collected on this web site or would like to request a correction of
any information collected, please contact us at
Certain sections of SOLA’s web site use “cookies” to store user information.
A cookie is a small string of text that a web site can send to your browser. A
cookie cannot retrieve any other data from your hard drive, pass on
computer viruses, or capture your e-mail address. Cookies help us
understand which parts of our web sites are the most popular, where our
traffic patterns so we can improve the site. Cookies were originally designed
to help a web site distinguish a user’s browser as a previous visitor and thus
save and remember any preferences that may have been utilized while the
user was browsing the site. If you are just browsing
www.solaugmentation.org cookie identifies only your browser but you do
not have to accept the cookie to continue browsing the site. It is possible to
set your browser to inform you when a cookie is being placed – then you
have the opportunity to decide whether to accept the cookie
If you have any questions about this User Agreement,
contact SOLA if you do not agree with these terms of
this User Agreement, you may not use the site. SOLA reserves the right to change this User Agreement at any time without notice.
Donor Promise Policy
Standard Of Living Augmentation Donor Pledge Policy
Standard Of Living Augmentation (SOLA) and the staff members of the
Development and Community Relations departments subscribe and adhere
to the Donor Bill of Rights, Association of Fundraising Professionals’ (AFP)
Code of Ethical Principles and Standards of Professional Practice and
disclosure about our Storage of Donor Information. Any release of
information about a SOLA client, employee, or donor (corporate, private
foundation or individual) must be approved by the CEO. The release of
information may include but is not limited to electronic and printed form
within or outside SOLA. Any contact with SOLA donors is to be approved
by the CEO prior to making the contact, be it for soliciting a financial
contribution, event support or any other purpose. This includes requests of
cash or in-kind donations of goods or services. All donations must be
processed through the Community Liaison Department so that proper
coordination of solicitations occurs and so that solicitation, tracking and
follow-up procedures may be initiated.
Storage of Donor Information
Donor information is stored and managed in the SOLA Community
Liaison Department’s database. We permit only authorized employees, who
are trained in the proper handling of donor information, to have access to
this information. Employees who violate our Donor Pledge will be subject to
our normal disciplinary process. This policy is being coordinated in
compliance with SOLA’s HIPAA policy that is enforced by SOLA’s HIPAA
Privacy Specialist/Environmental and Safety Manager.
The Donor Bill of Rights
The Donor Bill of Rights was created by the American Association of Fund
Raising Counsel (AAFRC—now known as the Giving Institute), the
Association for Healthcare Philanthropy (AHP), the Association of
Fundraising Professionals, and the Council for Advancement and Support
of Education (CASE). It has been endorsed by numerous organizations.
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,
SOLA declares 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
To receive appropriate acknowledgement and recognitions
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 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.
CODE OF ETHICAL PRINCIPLES AND STANDARDS OF
The Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) exists to foster the
development and growth of fundraising professionals and the profession, to
promote high ethical standards in the fundraising profession and to preserve
and enhance philanthropy and volunteerism. Members of AFP are
motivated by an inner drive to improve the quality of life through the causes
they serve. They serve the ideal of philanthropy; are committed to the
preservation and enhancement of volunteerism; and hold stewardship of
these concepts as the overriding principle of their professional life. They
recognize their responsibility to ensure that needed resources are vigorously
and ethically sought and that the intent of the donor is honestly fulfilled. To
these ends, AFP members embrace certain values that they strive to uphold
in performing their responsibilities for generating philanthropic support.
AFP members aspire to:
practice their profession with integrity, honesty, truthfulness and
adherence to the absolute obligation to safeguard the public trust
act according to the highest standards and visions of their organization,
profession and conscience; put philanthropic mission above personal gain
Inspire others through their own sense of dedication and high purpose
improve their professional knowledge and skills, so that their performance
will better serve others;
Demonstrate concern for the interests and well being of individuals affected
by their actions;
- 1. value the privacy, freedom of choice and interests of all those affected by their actions; foster cultural diversity and pluralistic values, and treat all people with dignity and respect;
- 1. affirm, through personal giving, a commitment to philanthropy and its role in society;
- 1. avoid even the appearance of any criminal offense or professional misconduct;
- 1. bring credit to the fundraising profession by their public demeanor;
- 1. encourage colleagues to embrace and practice these ethical principles and standards of
- 1. professional practice; and be aware of the codes of ethics promulgated by other professional organizations that serve philanthropy.
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