S1 - Preamble
S2 - Partnerships
S3 - Governance
S4 - Organizational Integrity
S5 - Finances
S6 - Fundrainsing & Communications to the Public
S7 - Management Practices & Human Ressources
S8 - Acheiving Compliance
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Summary
Fundrainsing & Communications to the Public
S 6.9
Raison d'être
Indicators of Compliance
Ethical Questions to ask
Examples of good ethical practice
Examples of poor practice
  1. The Organization shall make its most recent financial statements, annual report, and a current list of members of its governing body easily accessible to the public (e.g. in a visible and public section of their website).

Why
Why

The ethical principles underlying this clause are accountability and transparency. Organizations generally provide much more than this basic information to donors and the public, but they should never provide less. The use of web sites makes access to this kind of information easy and cost-effective.  

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Indicators of Compliance
Indicators of Compliance
  • The most recent financial statements and annual report, and a current list of members of its governing body, are easily accessible to the public on the Organization’s website.
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Ethical Questions to ask
Ethical Questions to ask
  • Do we provide all the information our donors need in an easily accessible format?
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Examples of good ethical practice
Examples of good ethical practice
  • Including the Organization’s website URL on all public communications in order to direct members of the public to information about the Organization.
  • Upon request, providing printed or e-mailed copies of relevant material in a timely manner to those without access to web sites.
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Examples of poor practice
Examples of poor practice
  • Long delays in making available the financial statement and annual report.
  • Poor formatting of the financial statement that makes it difficult to understand.