Conflict of Interest

The standard of behavior at the Hope at Miracle House Organization is that all staff, volunteers, and board members scrupulously avoid conflicts of interest between the interests of the Hope at Miracle House Organization, and personal, professional, and business interests. This includes avoiding potential and actual conflicts of interest, as well as perceptions of conflicts of interest.
We understand that the purposes of this policy are to protect the integrity of the Hope at Miracle House Organization’s decision-making process, to enable our constituencies to have confidence in our integrity, and to protect the integrity and reputations of volunteers, staff and board members. Upon or before election, hiring or appointment, we will make a full, written disclosure of interests, relationships, and holdings that could potentially result in a conflict of interest. This written disclosure will be kept on file and we will update it as appropriate. We understand that the purposes of this policy are to protect the integrity of the Hope at Miracle House Organization’s decision-making process, to enable our constituencies to have confidence in our integrity, and to protect the integrity and reputations of volunteers, staff and board members. Upon or before election, hiring or appointment, we will make a full, written disclosure of interests, relationships, and holdings that could potentially result in a conflict of interest. This written disclosure will be kept on file and we will update it as appropriate.
In the course of meetings or activities, we will disclose any interests in a transaction or decision where we (including our business or other nonprofit affiliations), our family and/or our significant other, employer, or close associates will receive a benefit or gain. After disclosure, we understand that I/we will be asked to leave the room for the discussion and will not be permitted to vote on the question.
We understand that this policy is meant to supplement good judgment, and we will respect its spirit as well as its wording.