Who do you trust enough to give your time or your hard-earned cash to? This is an important question. There is no end of charities who want your money, but you can’t support them all. So you have to decide which organizations are doing things you truly support and which of those you trust to spend your money wisely and honestly.
Atheist Alliance International places integrity as its first and non-negotiable value. Within the organization, we all know that, but how do people outside of the organization know it? We have to tell you and demonstrate that it is true. So here are five facts that should help you decide.
GuideStar is an independent organization that helps donors assess charities before making a donation. GuideStar issues Seals of Transparency. Charities may have no seal or a Bronze, Gold or Platinum seal. We are proud to announce we have been awarded the highest available and rarest Seal—Platinum. See GuideStar.
2 Campaign Funding
The second fact is even rarer and possibly unique. The AAI board has decided to take transparency to the next level. We will publish item-by-item expenditures on our campaigns and support cases (subject to protecting the safety of the people we help). We have started with recent cases. We will add more as they occur and will provide monthly updates to keep information up-to-date. See the latest data here.
3 Annual Accounts
We publish our annual accounts on our website. We started doing this from 2017 and will add additional years as the accounts are finalized. See our accounts here.
4 Donations Policy
We publish our Donations Policy. This explains how we raise money, how we spend it, how we make sure we respect donors’ wishes, what happens if we raise too much, and so on. Where possible, we give a link to our Donations Policy whenever we seek donations on our website. You can read the policy here.
Finally, we publish our bylaws which show that we are a democratic organization which is controlled by the affiliated organizations that are our members. See our bylaws here.
We also have individual members. If you are looking for an organization with strong integrity and world-class transparency to join or donate to, please consider AAI.