GOVERNANCE AND POLICIES OF GRIFFIN AMBITIONS LTD.


Created: 1/03/2017
Last Edited: 1/13/2018
By: JMG for Griffin Ambitions Ltd.
Board of Directors
Email: info@behavioralhealtlh.us
Web Site: https://griffinambitions.net

Griffin Ambitions Ltd. is dedicated to designing and facilitating conversations that lead to change in student mental health. Thus providing each learner in America and around the world a fair and just opportunity for obtaining education while being adept to support for mental well-being. 
We are guided by a fundamental premise in all of our work: We act as good stewards of donors and private funds, using them to advance the public’s interest with a focus on helping the most vulnerable. Communicating openly about our structure and governance is core to that premise. Please documents that describe some of the 501c(3) nonprofits key policies and governing structures.


Table of Contents

  1. Donor Bill of Rights
  2. Ethical Standards
  3. Partial Credit

A. Donor Bill of Rights- top

Griffin Ambitions Ltd. & Subsidiaries | Donor Bill of Rights

B. Ethical Standards - top

Griffin Ambitions Ltd. and our divisions, believe that ethical behavior fosters the development and growth of our organization through fundraising and that actively doing so enhances philanthropy and volunteerism. Griffin Ambitions’ Executive Officers, support staff, Board Members and affiliates recognize their responsibility to ethically generate or support ethical generation of philanthropic support. Violation of the standards may subject the member to sanctions as provided in our Ethics Enforcement Procedures. Griffin Ambitions Ltd. constituents, both individual and business, agree to abide (and ensure, to the best of their ability, that all members of their staff abide) by the Griffin Ambitions Ltd.’s high standards and ethics.

Ethical Standards adopted Jan. 2016; amended Feb. 2018

PUBLIC TRUST, TRANSPARENCY & CONFLICTS OF INTEREST

MEMBERS SHALL:
1. NOT ENGAGE IN ACTIVITIES THAT HARM THE MEMBERS’ ORGANIZATIONS, CLIENTS OR
PROFESSION OR KNOWINGLY BRING THE PROFESSION INTO DISREPUTE.
2. NOT ENGAGE IN ACTIVITIES THAT CONFLICT WITH THEIR FIDUCIARY, ETHICAL AND LEGAL OBLIGATIONS TO 
THEIR ORGANIZATIONS, CLIENTS OR PROFESSION.
3. EFFECTIVELY DISCLOSE ALL POTENTIAL AND ACTUAL CONFLICTS OF INTEREST; SUCH DISCLOSURE DOES NOT PRECLUDE OR
IMPLY ETHICAL IMPROPRIETY.
4. NOT EXPLOIT ANY RELATIONSHIP WITH A DONOR, PROSPECT, VOLUNTEER, CLIENT OR EMPLOYEE FOR THE BENEFIT OF 
THE MEMBERS OR THE MEMBERS’ ORGANIZATIONS.
5. COMPLY WITH ALL APPLICABLE LOCAL, STATE, PROVINCIAL AND FEDERAL CIVIL AND CRIMINAL LAWS.
6. RECOGNIZE THEIR INDIVIDUAL BOUNDARIES OF PROFESSIONAL COMPETENCE.
7. PRESENT AND SUPPLY PRODUCTS AND/OR SERVICES HONESTLY AND WITHOUT MISREPRESENTATION.
8. ESTABLISH THE NATURE AND PURPOSE OF ANY CONTRACTUAL RELATIONSHIP AT THE OUTSET AND BE RESPONSIVE 
AND AVAILABLE TO PARTIES BEFORE, DURING AND AFTER ANY SALE OF MATERIALS AND/OR SERVICES.
9. NEVER KNOWINGLY INFRINGE THE INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS OF OTHER PARTIES.
10. PROTECT THE CONFIDENTIALITY OF ALL PRIVILEGED INFORMATION RELATING TO THE PROVIDER/CLIENT RELATIONSHIPS.
11. NEVER DISPARAGE COMPETITORS UNTRUTHFULLY.

SOLICITATION & STEWARDSHIP OF PHILANTHROPIC FUNDS

MEMBERS SHALL:
 12. ENSURE THAT ALL SOLICITATION AND COMMUNICATION MATERIALS ARE ACCURATE AND CORRECTLY REFLECT THEIR ORGANIZATION’S MISSION AND USE OF SOLICITED FUNDS.
13. ENSURE THAT DONORS RECEIVE INFORMED, ACCURATE AND ETHICAL ADVICE ABOUT THE VALUE AND TAX IMPLICATIONS OF CONTRIBUTIONS.
14. ENSURE THAT CONTRIBUTIONS ARE USED IN ACCORDANCE WITH DONORS’ INTENTIONS.
15. ENSURE PROPER STEWARDSHIP OF ALL REVENUE SOURCES, INCLUDING TIMELY REPORTS ON THE USE AND MANAGEMENT OF SUCH FUNDS.
16. OBTAIN EXPLICIT CONSENT BY DONORS BEFORE ALTERING THE CONDITIONS OF FINANCIAL TRANSACTIONS.

TREATMENT OF CONFIDENTIAL & PROPRIETARY INFORMATION

MEMBERS SHALL:
17. NOT DISCLOSE PRIVILEGED OR CONFIDENTIAL INFORMATION TO UNAUTHORIZED PARTIES.
18. ADHERE TO THE PRINCIPLE THAT ALL DONOR AND PROSPECT INFORMATION CREATED BY, OR ON BEHALF OF, AN ORGANIZATION OR A CLIENT IS THE PROPERTY OF THAT ORGANIZATION OR CLIENT.
19. GIVE DONORS AND CLIENTS THE OPPORTUNITY TO HAVE THEIR NAMES REMOVED FROM LISTS THAT ARE SOLD TO, RENTED TO OR EXCHANGED WITH OTHER ORGANIZATIONS.
20. WHEN STATING FUNDRAISING RESULTS, USE ACCURATE AND CONSISTENT ACCOUNTING METHODS THAT CONFORM TO THE RELEVANT GUIDELINES ADOPTED BY THE APPROPRIATE AUTHORITY.

COMPENSATION, BONUSES & FINDER’S FEES

MEMBERS SHALL:
21. NOT ENTER INTO A CONTRACT THAT IS BASED ON A PERCENTAGE OF CONTRIBUTIONS; NOR SHALL MEMBERS ACCEPT FINDER’S FEES OR CONTINGENT FEES.
22. BE PERMITTED TO ACCEPT PERFORMANCE-BASED COMPENSATION, SUCH AS BONUSES, ONLY IF SUCH BONUSES ARE IN ACCORD WITH PREVAILING PRACTICES WITHIN THE MEMBERS’ OWN ORGANIZATIONS AND ARE NOT BASED ON A PERCENTAGE OF CONTRIBUTIONS.
23. NEITHER OFFER NOR ACCEPT PAYMENTS OR SPECIAL CONSIDERATIONS FOR THE PURPOSE OF INFLUENCING THE SELECTION OF PRODUCTS OR SERVICES.
24. NOT PAY FINDER’S FEES, COMMISSIONS OR PERCENTAGE COMPENSATION BASED ON CONTRIBUTIONS.
25. MEET THE LEGAL REQUIREMENTS FOR THE DISBURSEMENT OF FUNDS IF THEY RECEIVE FUNDS ON BEHALF OF A DONOR OR CLIENT.

Griffin Ambitions Ltd. is dedicated to designing and facilitating conversations that lead to change in student mental health. Thus providing each learner in America and around the world a fair and just opportunity for obtaining education while being adept to support for mental well-being. 
We are guided by a fundamental premise in all of our work: We act as good stewards of donors and private funds, using them to advance the public’s interest with a focus on helping the most vulnerable. Communicating openly about our structure and governance is core to that premise. Please documents that describe some of the 501c(3) nonprofits key policies and governing structures.



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