Code of Ethics

By joining the Institute as a member, you agree to adhere to our Code of Ethics:

  • Respect for the communities we work with and serve.

  • Integrity in our actions.

  • Responsibility for our decisions and their consequences.

  • Lived experience is valued experience.

  • Commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.

We are committed to:

  • Acting honestly, truthfully, and with integrity in all our transactions and dealings;
  • Avoiding actual and perceived conflicts of interest;
  • Treating every individual and nonprofit organization with dignity and respect;
  • Being a good corporate citizen, complying with both the spirit and the letter of the law;
  • Bringing credit to our profession by our public demeanor;
  • Acting responsibly toward the communities in which we work and for the benefit of the communities that we serve;
  • Improving the accountability, transparency, ethical conduct and effectiveness of the nonprofit field.

Cultivating an ecosystem of healthy, dynamic, and collaborative nonprofit organizations, funders, and consultants.

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