CPS must adopt fundraising criteria as a part of good stewardship and a means of maintaining its mission and vision in focus.  Further, charitable giving is a voluntary action for the public benefit.  Therefore, the seeking or acceptance of charitable gifts should not provide personal benefit to anyone.  The following criteria are adapted from codes of ethic of the Association of Fundraising Professionals and the National Committee on Planned Giving.  CPS will:

  • Not compensate fundraisers based on a percentage of charitable funds raised.  Charitable funds are those defined by and subject to government regulations, or as reported on government reporting forms as contributions, gifts, grants, or similar amounts received
  • Not pay finder’s fees to anyone brining in a donor or charitable contribution