Donor Privacy

NHS respects the privacy of its donors and has put in place a Donor Privacy Policy to honor these rights.


NHS collects and maintains the following types of donor information in our Donor Perfect database 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

This confidential information is kept on file for IRS purposes.  It is also used to analyze overall giving patterns in order to make more accurate budget projections, as well as to understand donors’ interests in our mission and to update them on the organization’s plans and activities.  This information is shared with staff, board members, volunteers and consultants only on a confidential and need-to-know basis.


Northwoods Humane Society does not sell, rent, trade or share its donor list with any other organization.  NHS never sends out mailings on behalf of other organizations.


It is the policy of NHS to communicate with donors according to their expressed preferences whenever possible.  NHS will discontinue or change the method used to contact any person upon that person’s oral or written request directed to the organization.

NHS maintains a record of all requests by persons who indicate to NHS that they do not wish to be contacted by or on behalf of Northwoods Humane Society.

Upon a person’s request that Northwoods Humane Society discontinue further contacts, the person’s name and address will be promptly modified in the NHS donor database to ensure that no further contact is made with the person. Northwoods Humane Society will also take steps to ensure that no further contact is made with the individual.



Please note that end of year tax information is not sent to all donors. A tax-deductible donation report is only mailed if requested by the donor. Once the donor has requested this to be sent, they will remain on the list to receive this report every year thereafter. If you would like to receive a tax-deductible donation report, please email or call the shelter during business hours. Thank you.