Donations Terms and Conditions

Acceptance of any contribution, gift or grant is at the discretion of German Shepherd Rescue of New England, Inc. (GSRNE). GSRNE will not accept any gift unless it can be used or expended consistently with the purpose and mission of GSRNE.

No irrevocable gift, whether outright or life-income in character, will be accepted if under any reasonable set of circumstances the gift would jeopardize the donor’s financial security.

GSRNE will refrain from providing advice about the tax or other treatment of gifts and will encourage donors to seek guidance from their own professional advisers to assist them in the process of making their donation.

GSRNE will accept donations of cash or publicly traded securities. Gifts of in-kind services will be accepted at the discretion of GSRNE.

Certain other gifts, real property, personal property, in-kind gifts, non-liquid securities, and contributions whose sources are not transparent or whose use is restricted in some manner, must be reviewed prior to acceptance due to the special obligations raised or liabilities they may pose for GSRNE.

GSRNE will provide acknowledgments to donors meeting tax requirements for property received by the charity as a gift. However, except for gifts of cash and publicly traded securities, no value shall be ascribed to any receipt or other form of substantiation of a gift received by GSRNE.

GSRNE will respect the intent of the donor relating to gifts for restricted purposes and those relating to the desire to remain anonymous. With respect to anonymous gifts, GSRNE will restrict information about the donor to only those staff members with a need to know.

GSRNE will not compensate, whether through commissions, finders’ fees, or other means, any third party for directing a gift or a donor to GSRNE.

If this is a membership donation, then the following also applies:

By submitting this Membership Form, I certify that the information provided on this form is true and correct. I understand that as a member of German Shepherd Rescue of New England, Inc. (“GSRNE”), I may participate in member events but I am under no obligation to participate. If I do attend GSRNE events or perform volunteer activities for GSRNE, I will provide my own automobile and health insurance, and hereby agree to not hold GSRNE or any of its volunteers, associates, or foster care providers liable for any physical, emotional, or property damages that are a direct or indirect result of activities involved in the placement, transport, grooming, training, or evaluating of German Shepherd Dogs in any way associated with GSRNE. This includes any and all activities I perform if I am also a GSRNE volunteer. I understand that there are inherent risks when dealing with any dog for GSRNE, including but not limited to dog bites. I will read GSRNE’s policies, when provided for specific areas and circumstances, and agree to act in accordance with these policies while I am representing GSRNE.