Fundraising Partners: Public Outreach and Canvass
AIUSA In-House Team
Frequently Asked Questions
Why does Amnesty International do phone- fundraising?
Telephone fundraising is one of the most effective and personal ways we can reach out to donors. Amnesty International believes all people have fundamental human rights, but those rights are abused or denied every single day. With your donation, Amnesty International can continue our research and document human rights abuses and mobilize millions of supporters to campaign for change.
How does a donor know if a fundraiser is from Amnesty International?
Amnesty employees will have specific information like your supporter ID number or the information you used to sign petitions to verify their identity. You can also ask for an email to be sent to you by a verified AIUSA email.
Is it safe to give personal and financial information to the fundraisers?
Yes: All of our software is used to collect payment information in a secure way. All the data we collect is immediately uploaded to our remote servers, processed and then completely removed from out devices. Once processed, your financial data is further encrypted according to Payment Compliance Industry (PCI) Standards.
How do I know I am a monthly donor?
All donors will receive an email confirmation immediately upon sign-up, and if available, a phone call to welcome you within two weeks. Donors can call us at 1-800-AMNESTY if they have not received any of the mentioned above correspondences.
What if a donor wants to cancel or change giving?
Donors may cancel monthly gifts at any time by calling 1-800-AMNESTY or email at [email protected]. They may also reduce or increase the donation amount, change payment method, and/or gift schedule by calling or emailing.
When and how will I receive my tax receipt?
Donors will receive a consolidated tax-receipt for all your donations in a specific year at the beginning of the following year – usually in February to the address that you have provided.