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Board Members Code of Ethics

Board Members Code of Ethics

As a member of the board, I will:

  • Listen carefully to my board colleagues, knowing that all of us are volunteers and eager to see the center progress to its fullest potentials for all humanity.
  • Respect the opinion of fellow board members.
  • Respect and support majority decisions of the board.
  • Recognize that all authority is vested in the full board only when it meets in legal sessions.
  • Keep well informed about developments relevant to issues that may come before the board.
  • Participate in board meetings and actions.
  • Bring to the attention of the board any issues I believe will have an adverse effect on the organization or those we serve.
  • Refer complaints to the proper level on the chain of command.
  • Recognize that my job is to ensure that the nonprofit is well-managed, not to manage the nonprofit.
  • Represent all those whom this nonprofit serves, not just a particular geographic area or interest group.
  • Consider myself a “trustee” of the nonprofit and do my best to ensure it is well maintained, financially secure, growing and always operating in the best interest of those we serve.
  • Always work to learn how to do my job better.
  • Declare conflicts of interest between my personal life and my position on the board, and abstain from voting or discussion when appropriate.

As a member of the board, I will not:

  • Criticize fellow board members or their opinions, in or out of the board room.
  • Use the nonprofit organization for my personal advantage or that of my friends or relatives.
  • Discuss the confidential proceedings of the board outside the board room.
  • Promise before the meeting how I will vote on any issue.
  • Interfere with the duties of the administrator or undermine the administrator’s authority with staff members.


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