NAME OF ORGANIZATION HERE

Board of Director

Conflict-of-Interest Statement

SAMPLE

 

Conflicts of interest occur when the NAME OF ORGANIZATION HERE staff and/or board members are in a position to influence a decision on policy or purchases where they might directly or indirectly receive financial benefit or give improper financial advantage to associates.

 

The standard of behavior at the NAME OF ORGANIZATION HERE is that all staff and board members scrupulously avoid conflicts of interest between the interests of the the NAME OF ORGANIZATION HERE on one hand, and personal, professional, and business interests on the other.  This includes avoiding potential and actual conflicts of interest, as well as perceptions of conflicts of interest.

 

I understand that the purposes of this policy are to protect the integrity of the NAME OF ORGANIZATION HERE decision-making process, to enable our constituencies to have confidence in our integrity, and to protect the integrity and reputations of staff and board members.

 

In the course of meetings or activities, I will disclose any interests in a transaction or decision where I (including my business or other nonprofit affiliations), my family and/or my significant other, employer, or close associates will receive benefit or gain.  After disclosure, I understand that I will be asked to leave the room for the discussion and will not be permitted to vote on the question.

 

I understand that this policy is meant to supplement good judgment, and I will respect its spirit as well as its wording.

 

Signed: ________________________________________________

 

Date:  _________________________________________________