Sahaja Samrudha is a nonprofit organization with the movement for safeguarding agrobiodiversity, building sustainable villages, and ensuring food futures the organic way. All donations solicited on behalf of the organization shall be used to further this mission and follow the policies and procedures outlined below.
Funds shall be solicited in a respectful manner and without pressure. All third parties
not directly affiliated with Sahaja Samrudha who wish to solicit funds on behalf of the organization must acquire written permission from the Sahaja Samrudha executive director prior to beginning any fundraising activities. Donor designated restrictions on contributions shall be honored. Sahaja Samrudha is a nonprofit 80G and 12A Registered organization and contributions made to the organization are tax deductible to the fullest extent of the law. Written tax receipts shall be issued for all donations. If the donor receives anything in exchange for their donation, such as a dinner or event admission, the tax receipt shall clearly state what portion of the donation is tax deductible.
Within 7 days of donation receipt, every donor to Sahaja Samrudha shall receive a formal acknowledgement/ thank you letter and donation receipt. Every new donor will be included in informational mailings and receive invitations to special events.
Any information supplied to Sahaja Samrudha by donors will be used solely to fulfill their donation and shall not be shared for any reason unless permission is granted by the donor to share such information. All requests to remain anonymous shall be honored. Sahaja Samrudha does not sell or share donor lists. Donors who supply Sahaja Samrudha with their postal address or email address may be contacted periodically for solicitation purposes and/or with information regarding upcoming events. All donors have the option of being placed on a “once-a-year” mailing list which grants Sahaja Samrudha permission to contact them only once per year. Donors may request to be permanently removed from the mailing list by contacting us via email, phone or postal mail. All requests to be removed from the Sahaja Samrudha’s mailing list shall be honored. Donors who supply Sahaja Samrudha with their telephone number may request that they not be contacted for telephone fundraising purposes.
General Gift Acceptance Policies
Gifts to Sahaja Samrudha may take a variety of forms. Many are outright gifts by living donors. Some are bequests or testamentary gifts that take effect upon the donor’s death. Others are different forms of deferred or split-interest gifts.
Sahaja Samrudha reserves the right to refuse any proposed gift. Gifts to Sahaja Samrudha may not be directly or indirectly subjected by a donor to any material restriction or condition that would prevent the organization from freely and effectively employing the transferred assets, or the income derived there from, in furtherance of its exempt purposes.
Sahaja Samrudha Sponsored Special Events Policy
Fundraising events sponsored by Sahaja Samrudha must net at least 50% of gross income. A detailed budget must be prepared in advance and approved by the Board of Directors. Proceeds of Sahaja Samrudha sponsored events must support Sahaja Samrudha identified needs and be approved by the Board of Directors.
Sahaja Samrudha will provide clear communication to event guests regarding IRS regulations that limit the charitable deduction amount to only a portion of the ticket price.
All Sahaja Samrudha sponsored events must be evaluated for determination of continued offering.