of Values and Code of Ethics for the Bosphorus Art Project
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to the public good;
to the public;
beyond the law;
for the worth and dignity of individuals;
and social justice;
for pluralism and diversity
integrity and honesty;
stewardship of resources; and,
to excellence and to maintaining the public trust.
The Code of Ethics
and Professional Integrity
All staff, board members and volunteers of the Bosphorus Art Project
will act with honesty, integrity and openness in all their dealings
as representatives of the organization. The organization promotes
a working environment that values respect, fairness and integrity.
The Bosphorus Art Project provides comprehensive and timely information
to the public, the media, and all stakeholders and is responsive
in a timely manner to reasonable requests for information. All
information about the organization will fully and honestly reflect
the policies and practices of the organization. Basic informational
data about the organization, such as the Form 990, reviews and
compilations, and audited financial statements will be posted
on the organization's website or otherwise available to the public.
All solicitation materials accurately represent the organization's
policies and practices and will reflect the dignity of program
beneficiaries. All financial, organizational, and program reports
will be complete and accurate in all material respects.
The Bosphorus Art Project has a policy of promoting inclusiveness
and its staff, board and volunteers reflect diversity in order
to enrich its programmatic effectiveness. The organization takes
meaningful steps to promote inclusiveness in its hiring, retention,
promotion, board recruitment and constituencies served.
The Bosphorus Art Project is truthful in our solicitation materials.
We respect the privacy concerns of individual donors and expend
funds consistent with donor intent. We will disclose important
and relevant information to potential donors.
raising funds from the public, Bosphorus Art Project will respect
the rights of donors, as follows:
be informed of the mission of the organization, the way the resources
will be used and their capacity to use donations effectively for
their intended purposes;
be informed of the identity of those serving on the organization's
governing board and to expect the board to exercise prudent judgment
in its stewardship responsibilities;
have access to the organization's most recent financial reports;
be assured their gifts will be used for the purposes for which
they were given;
receive appropriate acknowledgement and recognition;
be assured that information about their donations is handled with
respect and with confidentiality to the extent provided by the
expect that all relationships with individuals representing organizations
of interest to the donor will be professional in nature;
be informed whether those seeking donations are volunteers, employees
of the organizations or hired solicitors;
have the opportunity for their names to be deleted from mailing
lists that an organization may intend to share; and,
feel free to ask questions when making a donation and to receive
prompt, truthful and forthright answers.