Donor Privacy Policy

Note on Blackbaud Data Breach
The Center for Disaster Philanthropy (CDP) was not impacted and none of CDP’s donor information was compromised as part of the recent Blackbaud data breach. We take data privacy and security seriously, and we are committed to keeping our community informed as we receive the latest updates from Blackbaud. If you have any questions or concerns regarding this matter, please do not hesitate to contact Devin Mathias at For more information about the incident, visit

CDP’s Commitment to Our Donors
Donors are vital to the success of the Center for Disaster Philanthropy (CDP) and its work to support medium- to long-term recovery of individuals and communities, post-disaster. Therefore, we are committed to building your trust and keeping your personal information secure.

The Center for Disaster Philanthropy will never share, rent, loan or sell your personal information with anyone else or with any other organization. Also, CDP will not send mailings to you on behalf of other organizations.

This donor policy applies to any information received by CDP both online and offline, including electronic or written communications.

Donating Online: When you donate online by credit card, you must submit your name, your credit card number and billing information for credit card verification purposes. This information allows our credit card processor Blackbaud [] to process and fulfill your donation, to notify you of your donation status or to associate your donation with a particular fundraising campaign.

The payment information you provide on the Blackbaud website when making a donation is transmitted and stored securely by our payment processor. You should review their privacy policy and contact them directly with any questions about payment security.

Donating Anonymously: If you would like to donate anonymously, please indicate this when completing the donation form by checking the box “I would like this gift to remain anonymous.” If you pay by check you can indicate that you wish to remain anonymous by noting it on the check.

Correcting Your Personal Information: If at any time you believe the information collected by CDP is incorrect or inappropriate, simply email us at to have your information changed or removed from our database. 

Right to Erasure: If you wish to delete your account or have your information removed from our system, email For your privacy and security, this request must originate from the email address of your CDP account.

Policy was last updated Dec. 19, 2019

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