Standards of Practice
NPT adheres to the following documents that define principles and establish model standards of practice:
- Model Standards of Practice for the Charitable Gift Planner (PPP)
- Code of Ethical Principles and Standards (AFP)
- The Accountable Nonprofit Organization (AFP)
- Common Operating Procedures for Donor-Advised Funds (NPT)
- A Donor Bill of Rights (AFP, AHP, CASE, GI)
Protecting your privacy is a fundamental component of our service. Since our founding, National Philanthropic Trust has been committed to maintaining the confidentiality, integrity and security of personal information entrusted to us by current donors, potential donors, and their advisors.
NPT employs extensive physical, electronic, and procedural protection mechanisms, and we regularly adapt these controls to respond to changes in requirements and advances in technology. For example, firewall barriers, encryption techniques and authentication procedures are used extensively. We may also place cookies and similar files on your hard drive for security purposes, to facilitate site navigation, and to personalize your experience on our site.
Like all organizations with a Web presence NPT receives standard tracking data: information from your browser, including your IP address and the page you visited, is recorded in our website server logs. This data is analyzed internally to determine how to best provide information to visitors to our website. No personal information is collected during the tracking process.
Information that you provide to us by filling out online forms is located on a secure server. We have put into effect appropriate procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online. When using our forms to register or receive information from NPT, we use the Secure Service Layer (SSL) encryption method for all secure submissions. This method is generally accepted to insure that the transmission of personal information is secure. The most common browsers, Netscape and Internet Explorer, make it obvious when information is being passed in a secure manner by displaying either a completed key or a closed lock on the screen.
Once you provide us with personal or professional information, that data remains confidential. We will not share any information you provide with any individual or organization.
If you should like to review, change or update the information that you have provided to us; request that you be removed from a mailing list; or address any other privacy concerns you may have, please contact our office toll-free at (888) 878-7900, or by putting your request in writing to National Philanthropic Trust, Operations Department, 165 Township Line Road, Suite 150, Jenkintown, PA 19046.
NPT's financial information
NPT publishes an annual report with consolidated financials and information on contributions, grantmaking and investments.
NPT's recent 990 forms can be found at guidestar.org, where NPT has been given the Exchange Seal for our commitment to transparency.