Principles to Guide Solutions

Charity and Security Network Principles to Guide New Policies

The following ten principles should guide the U.S. government's approach to fixing national security rules and policies that create problems for legitimate charities, development programs, grantmakers, peacebuilding efforts, human rights advocacy and faith-based organizations:

  1. The charitable mission, as stated in an organization's governing documents, should be protected at all times.

Principles of International Charity

In March 2005 the Treasury Guidelines Working Group , a broadly representative group of U.S. nonprofits and grantmakers, released the Principles of International Charity (Principles) as an alternative to the Department of the Tresaury's the Anti-Terrorist Financing Guidelines: Voluntary Best Practices for U.S.-Based Charities.  (The group has called the Guidelines ill-advised and potentially harmful, and called for their withdrawal.)