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Revised May 13, 2024

At COMPAS, we believe we are all born creative, and we must work to stay that way. When we invest in the creative part of our mind, exercising it by engaging in creativity, not just appreciating it, we build up a part of ourselves that makes us better suited to not only survive in this world but thrive. 

For 50 years, COMPAS has set out to preserve and develop our creative selves by partnering with individual, corporate, and foundation donors to bring high-caliber, practicing artists into Minnesota’s schools, libraries, hospitals, care centers, shelters, and other community locations to engage people through the arts. 

COMPAS respects the privacy of our donors. We have developed a Donor Privacy Policy to honor that privacy. 

Donor Privacy Policy

Donor Information 

COMPAS collects and maintains the following types of donor information when it is voluntarily provided to us: 

  • Contact information such as name, address, telephone number and e-mail address
  • Giving information 
  • Information on events attended, publications received and special requests for program information 
  • Information provided by the donor in the form of comments and suggestions
  • Connections the donor has in the community 

Confidential donor giving information is kept on file for IRS purposes. It is also used to better plan for COMPAS’ organizational needs and to keep donors informed of our activities, programs, special events, and funding needs. This information is shared with staff, board members, volunteers, and consultants only on a confidential and need-to-know basis. 

COMPAS does not sell, rent, trade, or share its donor list or the information on those lists with any other organization. COMPAS does not send out mailings on behalf of other organizations. COMPAS does not sell, rent, or exchange email addresses provided to us. 

Discontinuing Contact Upon Request 

COMPAS’s policy is to communicate with donors according to their expressed preferences whenever possible. If a donor notifies COMPAS through a written or oral request that they choose not to receive communications from us at any time, COMPAS will discontinue or change the method used to contact that person. 

Donor Bill of Rights 

COMPAS subscribes to the Donor Bill of Rights, which was created by the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP), the Association for Healthcare Philanthropy (AHP), the

Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE), and the Giving Institute: Leading Consultants to Non-Profits. 

The COMPAS Donor Bill of Rights states: 

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: 

  1. To be informed of the COMPAS mission, of the way the organization intends to use donated resources, and of its capacity to use donations effectively for their intended purposes. 
  2. To be informed of the identity of those serving on the COMPAS governing board, and to expect the board to exercise prudent judgment in its stewardship responsibilities.
  3. To have access to the most recent financial statements produced by COMPAS.
  4. To be assured their gifts will be used for the purposes for which they were given.
  5. To receive appropriate acknowledgment and recognition. 
  6. To be assured that information about their donation is handled with respect and with confidentiality to the extent provided by law. 
  7. To expect that all relationships with individuals representing COMPAS will be professional in nature. 
  8. To be informed whether those seeking donations are volunteers, employees of the organization or hired solicitors. 
  9. To have the opportunity for their names to be deleted from mailing lists that COMPAS may share. 
  10. To feel free to ask questions when making a donation and to receive prompt, truthful and forthright answers.

General Privacy Policy 

COMPAS, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, values the security and confidentiality of your personal information. This Privacy Policy outlines our commitment to safeguarding your privacy and explains how we collect, use, and protect personal information through our website, programs, and social media platforms (“Services”). 

We may update this Privacy Policy periodically to reflect changes in our privacy practices. When we do, we will revise the “Last Updated” date above. We encourage you to review this Privacy Policy periodically to stay informed about how we collect, use, and protect your information. If there are any material changes to our Privacy Policy, we will notify you through email, banner notices, or pop-ups within our Services. 

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy or our use of your personal information, please use the information provided below to contact us.

A grid of different groups of people and how their information is collected and saved, if at all.

Information We Collect: 

We collect personal information through various means, including but not limited to donations, event registrations, and communication with us. The types of personal information we collect may include: 

  • Contact information such as name, address, email address, and phone number.
  • Financial information such as credit card details (only when making donations).
  • Other information you provide to us voluntarily.

How We Use Your Information: 

We use the personal information we collect for various purposes, including: 

  • Processing donations and providing receipts. 
  • Communicating with you about our programs, events, and initiatives. 
  • Responding to your inquiries and requests. 
  • Improving our Services and website. 
  • Complying with legal and regulatory obligations. 

Information Sharing: 

COMPAS does not share donor information with third parties. However, please note that gifts made through our website are processed securely by GiveMN, which adheres to bank-level security standards to protect your information. 

Security Measures: 

We take appropriate measures to safeguard your personal information against unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration, or destruction. These measures include encryption, access controls, and regular security assessments. 

Google reCAPTCHA Verification:

To protect this website from SPAM, we use Google’s reCAPTCHA verification service. Please read the privacy policy and terms of service.

Contact Us

If you have any questions or concerns about our Privacy Policy or our handling of your personal information, please contact us at: 

Email: [email protected]
Phone: 651.292.3249
Mail: 450 Syndicate Street N., #325, Saint Paul, MN 55104 

Employer Identification Number (EIN): 41-1228092 

Thank you for your trust in COMPAS. We are committed to protecting your privacy and providing transparency about our data practices.

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COMPAS is an arts education nonprofit that puts creativity in the hands of Minnesotans, regardless of their age, background, or skills. Based in the Minneapolis-Saint Paul metro area, COMPAS teaching artists deliver creative experiences and arts programming across Minnesota.

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This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a Minnesota State Arts Board Operating Support grant, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.