Website and Publications Approval Policy
CDP will review each Program’s marketing publications and website to ensure that it follows the proper guidelines
regarding a charitable organization’s materials and correct positioning as a CDP Program. All publications and websites must
be submitted for approval. Please notify us of the URL address by emailing email@example.com with “Website Approval” in the
subject line. Scanned copies of marketing materials can be sent to this address as well. All hard copies may be sent to our
offices and will be stored in our files.
CDP will not edit the content of a site or materials unless they do not comply with the previous statements. If we are
unable to edit content, or requests for changes are not met, we will suspend your Program until all necessary changes have
been made. Upon approval of your Program’s website, CDP will provide a logo (see below) which is to be placed within easy
view on the site that shows compliance with these polices.
CDP will review your materials for:
• Lobbying and Political Content
o CDP will not allow a Program to include content about a specific law or political candidate or other lobbying efforts on
materials or websites. This would be in violation of the IRS requirement that a charitable organization cannot intervene in
a campaign for public office or devote more than an insubstantial portion of expenditures to lobbying. This rule must be
followed in order for CDP to remain a 501(c) (3) charitable organization.
• Proper Disclosures
o Your website must include the following policies either in their entirety or via link from the Approval Logo to the CDP
Policies and Procedures area on our website, www.cdprograms.org:
State Fundraising and Solicitation Guidelines
o Your materials and website must contain in plain view the following statement:
“The ‘Name of your Program’ is a project of Congressional District Programs, Inc – a registered 501(c) (3) public
o Your website must contain the statement:
“All moneys raised by the “Your Program Name” are received by Congressional District Programs and become
the sole property of CDP which, for internal operating purposes, allocates the funds to the Project. The Program
Manager makes recommendations for disbursements which are reviewed by CDP for approval.”
o As a part of CDP, your website cannot incorrectly make reference to the National Heritage Foundation or use NHF’s Tax
Identification Number, only CDP’s legal and charitable information and TIN. The National Heritage Foundation and
Congressional District Programs are two separate charitable organizations.
• Donation Modules
o Your website cannot use any other online donation modules other than the donation link provided by CDP or
customizable Event Registration pages (available upon request) from the CDP website which may be linked to your
website ‐ i.e. No PayPal.
• Links to Other Activities or Entities
o Your website cannot promote any for‐profit business – related or unrelated to the program. If the business is a sponsor or
supporter of the program, a link to their website and their logo may be placed on a “Donor” or “Sponsors” page.
Advertising the sale of specific products or services will not be allowed.
Please resubmit your URL and renew this logo with CDP every year.
Last Revised 08/08/2008