As a nonprofit organization seeking to strengthen the capacity
of the nonprofit sector primarily in the San Diego region, Nonprofit
Management Solutions believes in:
Commitment to the public good;
Accountability to the public;
Compliance with the law;
Promotion of client independence;
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;
Commitment to excellence and to maintaining the public trust;
Collaboration with others; and,
Ensuring our own competence through continual learning.
Code of Ethics
Personal and Professional Integrity - All staff, board
members and volunteers of NMS act with honesty, integrity and openness
in all their dealings as representatives of the organization. We
promote a working environment that values respect, fairness and
Mission Fulfillment - NMS 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 - NMS 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. Governance transparency is key
to our operation.
Legal Compliance - NMS is knowledgeable of, stays current
with, and complies with all applicable laws and regulations.
Responsible Stewardship - Maintaining effective
governance and management, NMS generates adequate resources, manages
resources effectively, supports and recognizes its volunteers, and
appropriately compensates staff. NMS 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 - NMS 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
Openness and Disclosure - NMS provides comprehensive,
accurate and timely information to the public, the media and all
stakeholders and is responsive in a timely manner to reasonable
requests for information.
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. Our staff, consultants, Board, volunteers and vendors
reflect the diversity of our community. Diversity and inclusiveness
enrich our programmatic, governance and organizational effectiveness.
Promotion of Learning - We are a learning organization.
NMS is committed to improving program and organizational effectiveness.
Our Board, staff, affiliated consultants and trainers want to be
among the very best at what we do. NMS is a learning organization
- learning from one another, colleagues in the field, and most of
all, from our clients.
Collaboration - NMS 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 all aspects of our organization and in the services we provide
by regularly assessing the total organization and its outcomes and
impacts on an ongoing basis.
Adopted by The Board of Directors
on April 21, 2004