The Board of Directors of the Association of Donor Relations Professionals has adopted five documents that direct its management of the Association’s business and the conduct of donor relations and stewardship professionals. The bylaws provide the legal framework in which the Association operates, and the strategic plan outlines the goals and objectives for the ADRP’s advancement. The policy manual, the Board’s social contract with the Membership, dictates how the Association is governed by the Board. The policy manual is based on the policy governance framework attributable to John Carver. The Board’s conflict of interest policy ensures that the business of the Association is conducted without conflict or potential for conflict. Finally, the professional ethics statement is the ADRP’s supplement to the donor bill of rightsdeveloped by the American Association of Fund Raising Counsel (AAFRC), the Association of Healthcare Philanthropy (AHP), the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education (CASE), and the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP).
In addition to these governing documents, the Board has developed several guidelines for use by the Association’s volunteers and others wishing to partner with the ADRP in various ways. The style guide should be used by anyone referencing the ADRP logo or preparing materials marketing the Association’s programs and services. The sponsorship guidelines and partnership guidelinesaddress the ADRP’s interest in forming strategic alliances with other organizations for both event sponsorship and ongoing program and service development, respectively, and the webinar presenter guidelines covers expectations for those interested in sharing their expertise by presenting an ADRP webinar.
The Board also takes its fiduciary responsibilities seriously and is committed to transparency in its financial management of the Association. The following summaries provide snapshots of the revenues and expenditures of the Association for 2008, 2009, and 2010. You may also be interested in reviewing the IRS-990s filed by the Association for the tax years 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, and 2011