Policies & Practices

  • Privacy Policy

    Light Bearers has a strong commitment to privacy. We are committed to maintaining a high level of privacy to our constituents, whether you contact us via the our website, phone, email, or regular mail.

    You can visit most portions of lightbearers.org without revealing your name or any other personal information. Light Bearers may collect email addresses and other personally identifiable data about visitors when such data is voluntarily submitted. For example, our site uses information collection forms to request information when you sign up for materials, request special return communication, make prayer requests, or make donations.

    When you express your desire for our services or to provide support, we may require registration of personal information. We use this information to make this function more effective and provide participants with additional information about Light Bearers. All such information is collected and stored in a manner appropriate to the nature of the data.

    Light Bearers makes every effort to ensure the secure collection and transmission of sensitive user information using industry-accepted data collection and encryption methodologies.

    Light Bearers does not sell or otherwise disclose user or donor information to any other organization, public, private, or non-profit. There are no exceptions to this policy.

  • Whistleblower Policy

    This policy is intended to encourage staff (paid and volunteer), Board members and others to report suspected or actual occurrence(s) of illegal, unethical or inappropriate events (behaviors or practices) without retribution.

    • The Whistleblower should promptly report the suspected or actual event to his/her supervisor.
    • If the Whistleblower would be uncomfortable or otherwise reluctant to report to his/her supervisor, then the Whistleblower could report the event to the next highest or another level of management, including to an appropriate Board committee or member.
    • The Whistleblower can report the event with his/her identity or anonymously.
    • The Whistleblower shall receive no retaliation or retribution for a report that was provided in good faith–that was not done primarily with malice to damage another or the organization.
    • A Whistleblower who makes a report that is not done in good faith is subject to discipline, including termination of the employee or Board relationship, or other legal means to protect the reputation of the organization and members of its Board and staff.
    • Anyone who retaliates against the Whistleblower (who reported an event in good faith) will be subject to discipline, including termination of employee status or Board.
    • Crimes against person or property, such as assault, rape, burglary, etc., should immediately be reported to local law enforcement.
    • Supervisors, managers and/or Board members who receive the reports must promptly act to investigate and/or resolve the issue.
    • The Whistleblower shall receive a report within five business days of the initial report, regarding the investigation, disposition or resolution of the issue.
    • If the investigation of a report, that was done in good faith and investigated by internal personnel, is not to the Whistleblower’s satisfaction, then he/she has the right to report the event to the appropriate legal or investigative agency.
    • The identity of the Whistleblower, if known, shall remain confidential to those persons directly involved in applying this policy, unless the issue requires investigation by law enforcement, in which case members of the organization are subject to subpoena.
  • Financial Transparency

    We are committed to financial transparency which provides information about our fiscal and financial operations. Complete copies of the audited financial statements and 990 form are distributed to our board of directors and available upon request.

  • Financial Standards

    You can be assured that every gift you give to Light Bearers will be put to maximum use with the highest financial standards of integrity.

    Light Bearers is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and all donations are tax-deductible. Committed to the highest standards of Christian stewardship, we are audited semi-annually by an outside accounting firm and accountable to a board of directors who meet twice annually for financial review. The financial support you entrust to us is handled with prayer, integrity and careful planning for greatest impact on our needy world.

    We greatly appreciate your prayers and support. We can’t do what we do without you. Thank you for being part of this ministry!

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