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Code of Ethics

United Way of North Idaho is committed to maintaining high ethical standards. Each member of our Board of Directors and professional staff adhere to the following Code of Ethics. 

United Way of North Idaho (UWNI) is committed to the highest ethical standards. The success of our United Way depends upon the ethical conduct of everyone affiliated with UWNI. This Code establishes key guidelines to assist UWNI volunteers and staff in making good decisions that are ethical and in accordance with applicable legal requirements. 

CONFIDENTIALITY Confidential information about constituents (donors and non donors), as well as confidential information about UWNI, in the oral form or in electronic, magnetic, or print media is protected so that the relationship of trust between the constituent and the organization is upheld. Such confidential information includes, but is not limited to, donor giving information, fundraising and marketing strategies, agency allocations, certain financial information, and payroll and personnel records. In addition, no staff member or volunteer shall sell, release or provide the UWNI constituent list or information contained within the list and/or database to anyone for external purposes without prior approval of the UWNI Board President or UWNI Executive Director.

ACCOUNTABILITY  All staff and volunteers shall accept responsibility for their actions and shall be accountable for promoting good stewardship of UWNI resources.  All staff and volunteers shall observe and comply with all laws and regulations affecting UWNI.

PERSONAL AND PROFESSIONAL INTEGRITY  Strive to meet the highest standards of performance, quality, service, and achievement in working towards the UWNI mission.  Communicate honestly and openly and avoid misrepresentation by making full and fair disclosure of all relevant information to donors, volunteers, and funded agencies.  Refrain from accepting any gift, entertainment, service, loan or promise of future benefits from any person who might benefit or appear to benefit from such volunteer’s or staff’s connections with UWNI. This is not intended, however, to apply to gifts and/ or similar entertainment of nominal value that clearly are in keeping with good business ethics and do not obligate the recipient.  Promote a working environment where honesty, open communication, and minority opinions are valued.  Exhibit respect and fairness toward all those with whom we come into contact. 

DIVERSITY AND EQUAL OPPORTUNITY  Value, champion and embrace diversity in all aspects of UWNI activities.  UWNI respects others without regard to race, religion, color, sex, age, handicap, national origin, or ancestry.

CONFLICTS OF INTEREST Adhere to Conflicts of Interest Policy adopted by UWNI.