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The Royal Women’s Hospital and its employees are thoughtful and careful stewards of donor funds to ensure they improve the health of women and babies.

We comply with the Fundraising Institute of Australia Code of Conduct and are strongly committed to being a professional and ethical fundraising organisation.

We are a proud member of the Association of Healthcare Philanthropy and we abide by the below Donor Bill of Rights.

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 assure that philanthropy merits the respect and trust of the general public, and that donors and prospective donors can have full confidence in the not-for-profit organisations and causes they are asked to support, we declare that all donors have these rights:

  1. 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 assure that philanthropy merits the respect and trust of the general public, and that donors and prospective donors can have full confidence in the not-for-profit organisations and causes they are asked to support, we declare that all donors have these rights:
  2. To be informed of the organisation's mission, of the way the organisation intends to use donated resources, and of its capacity to use donations effectively for their intended purposes.
  3. To be informed of the identity of those serving on the organisation's governing board, and to expect the board to exercise prudent judgment in its stewardship responsibilities.
  4. To have access to the organisation's most recent financial statements.
  5. To be assured their gifts will be used for the purposes for which they were given.
  6. To receive appropriate acknowledgment and recognition.
  7. To be assured that information about their donations is handled with respect and with confidentiality to the extent provided by law.
  8. To expect that all relationships with individuals representing organisations of interest to the donor will be professional in nature.
  9. To be informed whether those seeking donations are volunteers, employees of the organisation or hired solicitors.
  10. To have the opportunity for their names to be deleted from mailing lists that an organisation may intend to share.
  11. To feel free to ask questions when making a donation and to receive prompt, truthful and forthright answers.

How your donations have impact?

We rely on your generosity to ensure we can continue our critical work in caring for women and newborns, so it’s important to us that you know how we use your valuable donation.

We want to make sure your donation is sustainable and enduring because we understand that it is so much more than a financial contribution. It’s about transforming health and lives for many years to come.

As a general practice, donations made to specific programs will have funds allocated as follows:

  • 70% will go towards supporting our dedicated staff to deliver the program and fund the purchase and maintenance of essential physical items such as medical equipment.

  • 10% will go towards sustaining our research ecosystem, to ensure women and babies are the first in line to receive the most advanced treatment available.

  • 10% will be invested in a future fund to ensure we continue to transform healthcare for women and newborns for many years to come.

  • 10% will help us raise additional funds from other caring people like you, hence multiplying your impact.

By providing an untied gift to the Women’s, you are giving us the flexibility to allocate funds to areas of highest need, giving us the ability to respond wherever and whenever women and babies need us.

We understand the need to consider your particular preferences and circumstances and we are very happy to discuss alternative funding models should you wish to do so.

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