Code of Ethics
Code of Ethics
Personal and Professional Integrity – All staff, board members and volunteers of NPS act with honesty, integrity and openness in all their dealings as representatives of the organization. We promote a working environment that values respect, equity, and integrity.
Mission Fulfillment – NPS has a clearly stated mission and purpose, approved by the Board of Directors, in pursuit of the public good. We are mission-focused, and maintain our relevance by meeting needs in a changing environment.
Responsible Governance – NPS has an active and effective governing body that is responsible for setting the mission and strategic direction of the organization and oversight of the finances, operations and policies of the organization.
Legal Compliance – NPS is knowledgeable of, stays current with, and complies with all applicable laws and regulations.
Responsible Stewardship – Maintaining effective governance and management, NPS generates adequate resources, manages resources effectively, supports and recognizes its volunteers. NPS abides by clear conflict of interest policies and avoids abuse of power. We exercise due diligence in all program and fiscal matters including the generation, management and acceptance of funds.
Fiscal Integrity – NPS raises funds from public and private corporations and donors and is truthful in its solicitation materials. Funds are utilized to further our mission and the advancement of our clientele, and are expended consistent with the intent of the donor.
Diversity and Inclusiveness – Among our clients, colleagues and vendors and in our community, we advocate the value of diversity and inclusiveness, and work to expand our understanding and proficiency. We attend to the dynamics of difference, knowing that multiple viewpoints and shared solutions are essential to effective actions. We serve all forms of nonprofit organizations – large, small, established, emerging, traditional and innovative. We promote inclusiveness. Diversity and inclusiveness enrich our programmatic, governance and organizational effectiveness.
Promotion of Learning – We are a learning organization. NPS is committed to improving program and organizational effectiveness. Our Board, staff, facilitators want to be among the very best at what we do. NPS is a learning organization – learning from one another, colleagues in the field, and most of all, from our clients.
Collaboration – NPS works in a collegial and accessible manner with clients, funders, colleagues and other stakeholders to leverage available community resources for greatest impact and benefit to our communities, and to further the interests and advancement of our clients.
Quality – We strive for and achieve excellence in the services we provide by regularly assessing the total organization and its outcomes and impacts on an ongoing basis.