Statement of Guiding Principles

The Sisters of Nazareth as a registered charity, undertakes the practice of fundraising. We are fully committed to achieving and maintaining the standards contained within the Statement of Guiding Principles for Fundraising developed by *Irish Charities Tax Research Ltd (ICTR) and has formally discussed and adopted the Statement at a Regional Council meeting held on 6th July 2016 in Nazareth House Sligo.

*Irish Charities Tax Research Ltd (ICTR) developed the Statement of Guiding Principles for Fundraising in response to the Charities Act 2009. Learn more about the Statement of Guiding Principles for Fundraising by visiting: or click here  Statement of Guiding Principles for Fundraising

It is the policy of the Sisters of Nazareth:

  • That all persons (whether paid or voluntary) involved with fundraising do so to the highest standards of accountability, openness and public probity as possible
  • That all funds raised from all initiatives, sponsors, donors and other sources are fully, accurately and promptly recorded in the company’s financial records
  • To respect the rights, dignity and privacy of our supporters, clients and beneficiaries
  • To act in an honest manner and be truthful in all our dealings
  • To be open and transparent in relation to how we utilise the funds raised in aid of the Sisters of Nazareth
  • To report on current fundraising activities in the Annual Report
  • To have a Donor Charter


Donor Charter

Fundraising is playing a vital role in enabling the Sisters of Nazareth build and adapt houses for the future. The Sisters of Nazareth appreciates very much the generous contributions from our many supporters.

The Sisters of Nazareth is committed to upholding the Statement of Guiding Principles for Fundraising available on

Our pledge to our Donors is that we promise to treat all our Donors with respect, honesty and openness.

The Sisters of Nazareth commits to being open, transparent and accountable so that our Donors can have full confidence in the organisation

The Sisters of Nazareth commits to you, our Donors and prospective Donors to:

  • Inform our Donors of our mission and how the organisation will use the donated resources
  • Inform our Donors of the identity of those serving within the Irish region of the Sisters of Nazareth
  • Have access to the organisation’s most recent financial reports
  • Effectively apply our Donor gifts for their intended purposes
  • Acknowledge and receipt all donations
  • Handle donations with respect and confidentiality
  • Expect that all relationships with individuals representing the Sisters of Nazareth will be dealt with professionally
  • Welcome positive and negative feedback
  • Be open, honest and accountable to any queries you may have about the Sisters of Nazareth
  • Be informed whether those seeking donations are volunteers, employees or third party agents
    (Anyone fundraising on behalf of the Sisters of Nazareth will inform prospective donors of their status, i.e. volunteers, employees or third party agents)


Feedback and Complaints Procedure

The Sisters of Nazareth endeavours to live out the Gospel and our Core Values in everything we do. These values give the Nazareth Houses and all our ministries their special spirit. The Sisters of Nazareth is absolutely committed to ensuring that all our communication with the general public is to the highest standard. The Sisters of Nazareth welcomes both positive and negative feedback. The Sisters of Nazareth are committed to achieving the standards contained within the Statement of Guiding Principles for Fundraising.

The Sisters of Nazareth commits to:

  • We deal with any complaint quickly, politely and respectfully.
  • We treat every complaint seriously whether made by telephone, letter, fax, email or in person.
  • We investigate and respond to all complaints accordingly.
  • We adapt Policies and Procedures as required on the basis of outcomes and use them to inform best practice.


If you have a complaint, please contact:

Mr. John O’Mahoney,

CEO, Sisters of Nazareth,

Head Office,

Malahide Road,

Dublin 3.

Phone: 01 833 8205



What happens next?

If you complain in person or over the phone, we will make every effort to resolve the issue there and then. Similarly, if you complain by email or in writing we will always acknowledge your complaint within 7 days, and do everything we can to resolve it within 21 days. If this is not possible, we will explain why and give you a new deadline.

What if the complaint is not resolved?

If you are not happy with our response, your complaint will be directed to the Regional Superior of the Sisters of Nazareth. She will ensure that your appeal is considered at Regional Management and will respond within two weeks.

Additional Documents

Signed Council Resolution

R2. Guiding Principles of Fundraising – Feb 2008

Statment of Public Compliance