Charitable and political donations policy template

Ringbinder full of donations

Charitable donations are often used as a conduit for making bribes

While many large corporations strive to support worthy charitable causes across the world as well as the local community, it is important that staff are aware of the types of donations that are acceptable. It is also important that charitable donations made go directly to the charity and are not benefited by a political party or campaign. Charitable donations are often used to make bribes. Therefore, having a charitable and political donations policy in place will help ensure that donations to charities are made appropriately and don’t fall into the wrong hands.

VinciWorks’ charitable and political donations policy can be downloaded for free by clicking the button below. The template can easily be edited to suit your organisation’s industry and procedures. As well as creating a policy, it is also important staff undergo the appropriate anti-bribery training to allow them to identify suspicions of bribery.

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What should be included in a charitable and political donations policy?

  • The purpose of such a policy and why it is important
  • Company procedures regarding suspicions of bribery
  • The difference between political and charitable donations and the company’s policies on the two types of donations
  • Consequences of malpractice
  • Details of how the organisation plans to monitor and review the policy and staff’s compliance with it
  • Contact details of the Nominated Officer in case of any questions of suspicious of malpractice

Gifts and hospitality registers with Omnitrack

Each charitable donation given on behalf of an organisation should be registered. VinciWorks’ gifts and hospitality registers allow your entire organisation to report on all donations through a public form. The registers are part of VinciWorks’ data processing and management tool, Omnitrack.