Statement of Values and Code of Ethics for the Bosphorus Art Project
Below are highlights from our code of ethics. For full document please e-mail us at

Statement of Values

Commitment to the public good;

Accountability to the public;

Commitment beyond the law;

Respect for the worth and dignity of individuals;

Inclusiveness and social justice;

Respect for pluralism and diversity

Transparency, integrity and honesty;

Responsible stewardship of resources; and,

Commitment to excellence and to maintaining the public trust.

The Code of Ethics

Personal 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.

Openness and Disclosure
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.

Inclusiveness and Diversity
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.

In raising funds from the public, Bosphorus Art Project will respect the rights of donors, as follows:

To 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;

To 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;

To have access to the organization's most recent financial reports;

To be assured their gifts will be used for the purposes for which they were given;

To receive appropriate acknowledgement and recognition;

To be assured that information about their donations is handled with respect and with confidentiality to the extent provided by the law;

To expect that all relationships with individuals representing organizations of interest to the donor will be professional in nature;

To be informed whether those seeking donations are volunteers, employees of the organizations or hired solicitors;

To have the opportunity for their names to be deleted from mailing lists that an organization may intend to share; and,

To feel free to ask questions when making a donation and to receive prompt, truthful and forthright answers.

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