cleftAdvocate, its Committee Members, Employees and Volunteers
shall adhere to the following Code of Ethics:
Our Mission and Programs
We will ensure that programs diligently, effectively and efficiently work toward
achieving our mission.
We will appropriately evaluate programs and projects on an ongoing basis
to ensure efficiency and effectiveness.
We will establish and carry out our programs and services with
the utmost professionalism and respect for every person served.
We will aspire to make our programs and services
available to everyone who can benefit.
We will act with consistency, openness, and honesty in all that we do.
We will act in such a way as to engender the public's trust.
We will act in the best interest of the organization
rather than ourselves and/or other individuals.
We will avoid and prevent any actual, potential or perceived conflicts of interest.
We will insure that all services, recognition and other transactions promised,
in consideration of a gift or transaction, will be fulfilled in a timely manner.
Financial and Legal
We will be faithful stewards of the resources entrusted to us.
We will keep fundraising and administrative expenses
at the lowest possible percentage of receipts,
and will spend the maximum amount of available resources
for the purposes for which they were given.
We will provide sound and timely financial management in compliance
with all legal and regulatory requirements.
We will ensure that our fundraising practices are consistent with our mission.
We will ensure our fundraising programs reflect a foundation
of truthfulness and responsible stewardship.
We will seek to inspire trust in every transaction.
We will honor the intentions of our donors and the confidential nature of the relationship.
We will clearly and specifically display and describe
the organization's identity on the organization's website.
We will provide the public with relevant information about our mission,
program activities and finances, while maintaining appropriate confidentiality.
We will protect the interests and privacy of individuals interacting with our website
and our on-line support network.
We will refrain from partisan political activity when acting on behalf of the organization.