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Introduction

Indian Muslim Relief and Charities, IMRC, is a Nonprofit is a nonprofit organization with the mission to help India’s Muslims and minorities achieve security, freedom and equality, their rights as citizens of India. IMRC is grateful to be the beneficiary of financial support resulting from the generous contribution made by individuals, corporations, foundations, organizations and events. All donations solicited on behalf of the organization shall be used to further this mission and follow the policies and procedures outlined below.

Fundraising Policy

Any individual requesting funds on behalf of Indian Muslim Relief and Charities will do so in a respectful manner that does not impose any pressure or discomfort on the person or entity being solicited. All third parties not directly affiliated with Indian Muslim Relief and Charities who wish to solicit funds on behalf of our organization must acquire a permission from the Indian Muslim Relief and Charities office prior to beginning any fundraising activities. Donordesignated restrictions on contributions shall be honored. Indian Muslim Relief is a non-profit 501(c) (3) organization and contributions made to IMRC are tax deductible to the fullest extent of the law. Written tax receipts shall be issued for all donations. At the beginning of each calendar year Indian Muslim Relief and Charities shall provide its donors with written documentation of all tax deductible contribution received during the prior calendar year.

Fundraising Procedures

Indian Muslim Relief and Charities plans events to raise funds and to broaden our base of donors and contacts, in addition to bringing greater awareness to our organization’s mission. These events will only go forward if it is clear that the organization will not result in a financial loss. If the individual being asked declines the opportunity to give, the solicitor should respect the decision while also thanking them for their support and continued interest in Indian Muslim Relief and Charities’s mission. Upon receipt, all monetary donations shall be forwarded to the accounting department. All monetary donations are recorded and deposited according to accounting procedures. All requests for donors to remain anonymous shall be honored in the donor database as appropriate. All in-kind gifts that are accepted by Indian Muslim Relief and Charities shall be recorded and acknowledged according to development and accounting procedures. When a donor makes a pledge it will be recorded in accounting software noting the pledge amount, date, payment schedule, and purpose. A thank you note will be sent initially and a periodically reminder notice will be mailed to the donor. If the pledge is still outstanding and not fulfilled and the payment still does not occur within 3 years the pledge will be written off.

Donor Privacy Policy

Any information supplied to Indian Muslim Relief and Charities, by donors will be used solely to fulfill their donation and shall not be shared for any reason unless permission is granted by the donor to share such information. All requests to remain anonymous shall be honored. Indian Muslim Relief and Charities does not sell or share donor lists. Donors who supply our organization with their postal address or email address, phone number may be contacted periodically for solicitation purposes and/or with information regarding upcoming events or to inform donors of new programs and services. Donors may request to be permanently removed from Indian Muslim Relief and Charities’s mailing list by contacting us via email, phone or postal mail. All requests to be removed from our organization’s mailing list shall be honored. Donors who provide Indian Muslim Relief and Charities with their telephone number shall be contacted by telephone regarding donations they have made. IMRC shall provide a clear, prominent and easily accessible privacy policy on its website.
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