• “Our board is much more attuned to its role as fundraisers and ambassadors.

    — Center for Family Representation

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  • Cause Effective inspired people to realize the potential of fundraising and relationship-building.

    — Community Voices Heard

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  • We realized that we have a lot more access to resources and wealth than we imagined.

    — Cypress Hills Local Development Corporation

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  • Board members are turning out more and bringing people to events – we raised the bar on board fundraising.

    — Union Settlement Association

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Privacy policy

Cause Effective is committed to protecting your privacy whenever personal information is requested from you. Please read this privacy policy ("Privacy Policy") to understand how we collect and use information and the rights you have to protect your privacy. This Privacy Policy applies to all the services we offer on our website ("Website"). By using our Website and services, you consent to the collection and use of your information by us as discussed herein.

Collection of Personal Information from Visitors
Cause Effective does not collect any unique information about you (such as your name, email address or phone number) except when you specifically and knowingly provide such information. Cause Effective does, however, note and save information such as time of day, browser type, browser language, and IP address with each query. That information is used to verify our records and to provide more relevant services to users. For example, Cause Effective may use your IP address or browser language to determine which language to use when showing search results or advertisements.

You can visit our Website without being a member and without disclosing your personal information, however in order to access or use certain features of the Website you may be asked to complete a registration form. During registration, you will be asked to provide information in the nature of a username and password, which we will use to identify our Website's users and control access to the Website. You will be further required to give accurate contact information, including name, company name, address, phone and email address. If you choose to complete a registration form and provide us with your personal information, it will be collected, stored and used in accordance with this Privacy Policy and the Terms of Use Agreement.

The Website may utilize a standard Internet technology known as "cookies," which are small data files that your browser stores on your computer to record your preferences and to remember the information you have accessed or provided in the past. When a visitor returns to the Cause Effective website, Cause Effective may recognize the visitor by the Internet cookie and customize the visitor's experience accordingly. Many web browsers allow you to disable cookies if you do not wish to receive them. If you disable cookies, you may still use the Website, but may be unable to access certain portions of the Website.

Use of Personal Data Collected
Personal data collected by Cause Effective may be used for editorial and feedback purposes, for marketing and promotional purposes, for a statistical analysis of visitors' behavior, for product development, for content improvement, or to customize the content and layout of our services. Cause Effective does not share information about you with advertisers, business partners, sponsors, and other third parties. Aggregate data on visitors' home servers may be used for internal purposes but will not be provided to third parties such as marketing firms without your express written consent. Please be aware, however, that we will release specific personal information about you if required to do so in order to comply with any valid legal process such as a search warrant, subpoena, statute, or court order. Individually identifying information, such as names, postal and email addresses, phone numbers, and other personal information which visitors voluntarily provide to Cause Effective may be added to Cause Effective databases and used for future mailings regarding site updates and upcoming events.

Processing of Orders
We use the information you provide about yourself and/or any third party when making a donation or order on the Website only to complete that transaction. We do not share this information with outside parties except to the extent necessary to complete the transaction. This information is used to process your order, to deliver your products and for billing purposes. If we have difficulty processing an order, this information will be used to contact you.

Links to Other Sites
Our Website contains links to other sites that are developed and maintained by people over whom Cause Effective exercises no control. These other sites may send their own cookies to users, collect data, or solicit personal information. This Privacy Policy applies solely to information collected by us on the Website.

Security Measures
Cause Effective has taken many precautions to prevent the unauthorized release of or access to personal information. For example, all Cause Effective employees are advised that personal information is considered confidential, that it is important to safeguard personal information, and that Cause Effective will take appropriate action against any employee who fails to adhere to security and privacy practices.

Your Consent and Changes to the Privacy Policy
By using the Cause Effective Website, you consent to the collection and use of your information as we have outlined in this policy and to our Terms of Use Policy. Cause Effective reserves the right to change this Privacy Policy at any time without notice. When we do, we will post those changes on this page so that you are always aware of the information we collect, how we use it, and under what circumstances we disclose it. Any change to this Privacy Policy shall be effective as to any visitor before the change was made.

Contact Information If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, please contact us by e-mail, postal mail, or by phone.

Cause Effective
505 Eighth Avenue, Suite 1212, New York, NY 10018-6512
Phone: (212) 643-7093
Fax: (212) 643-0137
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From The Cause Effective Blog