EFFECTIVE DATE: January 4, 2023


Donors concerned with an issue are encouraged to utilize the Girls Club of Los Angeles' Donor Privacy Policy.  


The Donor Privacy Policy allows clients to address their concerns appropriately with a Girls Club of Los Angeles Staff.


  1. Girls Club of Los Angeles (GCLA) uses personal information collected from donors to process payments, communicate with donors, and conduct fundraising and other agency operations. This information may include name, amount donated, address, telephone number, donor comments, email address, and any additional personal information provided to us ("Donor Data"). Donor Data also includes the data visible on the check for donations by check.
  2. To provide an online experience expected by donors, the Girls Club of Los Angeles (GCLA) may store various data collected as part of standard web operations (including agent strings, ip addresses, referrer strings, and cookies). Girls Club of Los Angeles (GCLA) may use this data for analytical needs and improved website functionality.
  3. Payment Processors and Other Service Providers: Payment processors allow donors to give electronically using a payment services account, a credit card, or another payment method. These processors collect certain information from donors, and their privacy policies should be consulted to determine their practices.
  4. Donor Data may be used for the following purposes:
    1. Distributing receipts and thanking donors for donations;
    2. Informing donors about upcoming fundraising and other activities of Girls Club of Los Angeles (GCLA);
    3. Internal analysis, such as research and analytics;
    4. Record keeping;
    5. Reporting to applicable government agencies as required by law;
    6. Surveys, metrics, and other analytical purposes; and
    7. Other purposes related to the fundraising operations.
    8. Girls Club of Los Angeles (GCLA) will not publish, sell, trade, or rent Donor Data. Donors' comments may be publicly or posted and used in promotional materials. Girls Club of Los Angeles (GCLA) may allow donors to have their name publicly associated with their donation unless otherwise requested as part of the online donation process.
    9. Girls Club of Los Angeles (GCLA) will use data gathered for payment processors and other service providers only for the purposes described in this policy.


Donor Bill Of Rights

All fundraising policies and procedures are developed in accordance with National Association of Fundraising Professionals guidelines (AFP), including the Donor Bill of Rights:


Philanthropy is based on voluntary action for the common good. A tradition of giving and sharing is primary to the quality of life. To assure that philanthropy merits the respect and trust of the public and that donors and prospective donors can have complete confidence in the not-for-profit organizations and causes they are asked to support, we declare that all donors have these rights:


  1. To be informed of the organization's mission, of the way the organization intends to use donated resources, and of its capacity to use donations effectively for their intended purposes.
  2. To be informed of the identity of those serving on the organization's governing board and to expect the board to exercise prudent judgment in its stewardship responsibilities.
  3. To have access to the organization's most recent financial statements.
  4. To be assured, their gifts will be used for the purposes for which they were given.
  5. To receive appropriate acknowledgment and recognition.
  6. Ensure that information about their donations is handled with respect and confidentiality to the extent provided by law.
  7. Expect professional relationships with individuals representing organizations of interest to the donor.
  8. To be informed whether those seeking donations are volunteers, employees of the organization, or hired solicitors.
  9. To have the opportunity for their names to be deleted from mailing lists that an organization may intend to share.
  10. When donating, feel free to ask questions and receive prompt, truthful, and forthright answers.

For questions regarding your gift in our donation process, please email

Any questions about this policy should be addressed to Marvin Espinoza, Chief Operating Officer at