All nonprofit organizations require funding to achieve their goals. Corporate donations and sponsorship are important sources of funding by which a nonprofit organization achieves its mission. Concerns often arise that accepting corporate funds may give the appearance of conflict or actually compromise the ethical integrity of an organization. The establishment of an editorial independence and corporate donations policy safeguards against such compromises by clarifying for both potential sponsors and the community at large the requisite criteria used by the organization in soliciting and accepting corporate funding.
A. CORPORATE ELIGIBILITY Civil Beat will gratefully accept monetary or in-kind donations from any business entity (“Corporation”) that meets the following eligibility criteria: