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Donor Services

Donor Services

The NIC Foundation places a high value on relationships and providing exceptional donor services. We believe that transparency and accountability are essential to our success and that our donors are entitled to the greatest impact possible for their investment.

Our Commitment to Donors

North Island College and the NIC Foundation appreciate your contribution to our students' success and will work closely with you to ensure that your support is appropriately recognized and that your wishes are honoured. It is our responsibility to care for all the gifts that we receive in a way that respects the intentions of our donors. Furthermore, we value effective communication with the ultimate goal of enjoying lasting relationships with all of our donors.

Endowment Fund Statement

Each spring, the Foundation mails endowment fund statements to donors. The statements show the accumulated amount of the endowment, including donations and other contributions as well as the totals of accumulated earnings and student awards issued.

Annual Award Confirmations

Donors of annually funded awards receive a letter in the fall inviting your participation in the coming year's Awards program. Donors are asked to confirm by December 31 and forward their annual award cheque to the NIC Foundation by March 31.

Award Recipient & Reception Information

Donors of both endowed and annually funded awards receive written notification of the name(s) and program of award recipients along with an invitation to attend one of our annual award receptions, which are held in September each year. Thank you notes from the student(s) are mailed to donors shortly after each reception.

Privacy

The NIC Foundation respects your right to privacy and does not share information with outside organizations.

Our Donor Promise

To ensure that donors have confidence in our organization, the NIC Foundation adheres to the following Donor Bill of Rights from the Association of Fundraising Professionals .

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 ensure that philanthropy merits the respect and trust of the general public, and that donors and prospective donors can have full confidence in the nonprofit organizations and causes they are asked to support, we declare that all donors have these rights:

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • To have access to the organization's most recent financial statements.
  • To be assured their gifts will be used for the purposes for which they were given.
  • To receive appropriate acknowledgement and recognition.
  • To be assured that information about their donation is handled with respect and with confidentiality to the extent provided by law.
  • To expect that all relationships with individuals representing organizations of interest to the donor will be professional in nature.
  • To be informed whether those seeking donations are volunteers, employees of the organization or hired solicitors.
  • To have the opportunity for their names to be deleted from mailing lists that an organization may intend to share.
  • To feel free to ask questions when making a donation and to receive prompt, truthful and forthright answers.

Accountability

The NIC Foundation welcomes your interest in our financial operations and priorities. The Foundation's financial statements are audited annually by an independent audit firm in accordance with the Canadian Accounting Standards for not-for-profit organizations.

Financial Statements

North Island College Reports

North Island College provides a range of informative publications which donors and community members can readily access online: www.nic.bc.ca/publications.

Let us know what information you need or what questions you have, we're always available to help. Call 250-334-5074 or email foundation@nic.bc.ca.