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Donor Privacy Policy - Conflict Of Interest Policy - Whistleblower Policy - IRS Form 990

Records Retention & Destruction Policy - Process For Determining CEO Compensation 

 

Donor Privacy Policy

Christian Alliance is committed to respecting the privacy of our donors. We have developed this privacy policy to ensure our donors that donor information will not be shared with any third party.  
Awareness.  Christian Alliance provides this Donor Privacy Policy to make you aware of our privacy policy, and to inform you of the way your information is used. We also provide you with the opportunity to remove your name from our mailing list, if you desire to do so.
Information Collected.  Here are the types of donor information that we collect and maintain:

  • Contact information such as name, address, telephone number and e-mail address
  • Giving information
  • Information on events attended, publications received and special requests for program information
  • Information provided by the donor in the form of comments and suggestions
  • Your request to receive periodic updates; e.g., to individuals who request it, we will send periodic mailings related to specific fund-raising appeals, prayer concerns, and newsletters.

This confidential information is kept on file for IRS purposes. It is also used to analyze overall giving patterns in order to make more accurate budget projections, as well as to understand donors’ interests in our mission and to update them on the organization’s plans and activities. This information is shared with staff, board members, volunteers and consultants only on a confidential and need-to-know basis.

How Information is Used.  Christian Alliance uses your information to understand your needs and provide you with better service. Specifically, we use your information to help you complete a transaction, communicate back to you, and update you on organization happenings. Credit card numbers are used only for donation or payment processing and are not retained for other purposes. We use the comments you offer to provide you with information requested, and we take seriously each recommendation as to how we might improve communication.  
No Sharing of Personal Information.  Christian Alliance will not sell, rent, or lease your personal information to other organizations. We assure you that the identity of all our donors will be kept confidential.  Use of donor information will be limited to the internal purposes of Christian Alliance and only to further the organization activities and purposes of Christian Alliance.
Removing Your Name From Our Mailing List.  It is our desire to not send unwanted mail to our donors. Please contact us if you wish to be removed from our mailing list.
Contacting Us.  If you have comments or questions about our donor privacy policy, please send us an email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call us at (281) 412-2285.

 

Conflict Of Interest Policy Monitoring & Compliance

To ensure that Christian Alliance operates in a manner consistent with its charitable purposes and does not engage in activities that could jeopardize its tax-exempt status, periodic reviews shall be conducted.

The periodic monitoring shall, at a minimum, include the following:

  1. Whether compensation arrangements and benefits are reasonable, based on competent survey information and the result of arm's length bargaining.
  2. Whether partnerships, joint ventures, and arrangements with management organizations conform to Christian Alliance's written policies, are properly recorded, reflect reasonable investment or payments for goods and services, further charitable purposes, and do not result in inurement, impermissible private benefit, or in an excess benefit transaction.

Whistleblower Policy

Christian Alliance's Code of Ethics and Conduct ("Code") required directors, officers and employees to observe high standards of business and personal ethics in the conduct of their duties and responsibilities. As employees and representatives of the Christian alliance, we must practice honesty and integrity in fulfilling our responsibilities and comply with all applicable laws and regulations.

Reporting responsibility

It is the responsibility of all directors, officers and employees to comply with he Code and report violations or suspected violations in accordance with the Whistleblower Policy.

No Retaliation

No director, officer or employee who in good faith reports a violation of the Code shall suffer harassment, retaliation or adverse employment consequence. An employee who retaliates against someone who has reported a violation in good faith is subject to discipline up to and including termination of employment. This Whistleblower Policy is intended to encourage and enable employees and others to raise serious concerns within Christian Alliance prior to seeking resolution outside Christian Alliance.

Reporting Violations

The Code addresses Christian Alliance's open door policy and suggests that employees share their questions, concerns, suggestions or complaints with someone who can address them properly. In most cases, an employee's supervisor is in the best position to address and area of concern. However, if you are not comfortable speaking with your supervisor or you are not satisfied without supervisor's response ; you are encouraged to speak with someone in the Human Resources Department or anyone in management whom you are comfortable in approaching. supervisors and managers are required to report suspected violations of the Code of Conduct to Christian Alliance's Compliance Officer, who has specific and exclusive responsibility to investigate all reported violations. for suspected fraud, or when you are not satisfied or uncomfortable wit following Christian Alliance's open door policy, individuals should contact Christian Alliance's Compliance Officer directly.

Compliance Officer

Christian Alliance's Compliance Officer is responsible for investigating and resolving all reported complaints and allegations concerning violations of the Code and, at his discretion, shall advise the Executive Director and/or the Audit committee. The Compliance Officer has direct access to the audit committee of the board of directors and is required to report to the audit committee at least annually on compliance activity. The christian alliance's Compliance Officer is the chair of the audit committee.

Accounting and Audition Matters

The audit committee of the board of directors shall address all reported concerns or complaints regarding corporate accounting practices, internal controls or auditing. The Compliance Officer shall immediately notify the audit committee of any such complaint and work with the committee until the matter is resolved.

Acting in Good Faith

Anyone filing a complaint concerning a violation or suspected violation of the Code must be acting in good faith and have reasonable grounds for believing the information disclosed indicates a violation of the Code. Any allegations that prove not to be substantiated and wich prove to have been made maliciously or knowingly to be false will be viewed as a serious disciplinary offense.

Confidentiality

Violations or suspected violations may be submitted on a confidential basis by the complainant or may be submitted anonymously. Reports of violations or suspected violations will be kept confidential to the extent possible, consistent with the need to conduct an adequate investigation.

Handling of Reported Violations

The Compliance Officer will notify the sender and acknowledge receipt of the reported violation or suspected violation within five business days. All reports will be promptly investigated and appropriate corrective action will be taken if warranted by the investigation.

Records Retention & Destruction Policy

Records kept as required by law.  Records destroyed by shredding and then delivered for recycling.

Process For Determining CEO Compensation

All Officers and Directors are Non-Compensated Volunteers and have been for the last five years. (as of Oct/2013).

Christian Alliance for Humanitarian Aid IRS Form 990

Please select this link to view our last IRS Form 990.

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