The foundation of our organization is based on adapting our model to the cultural and spiritual beliefs of each and every community where we work. We collaborate with local community members so that the programs are by the community, for the community.
Our organization’s activities, services, and programs are consistent with our stated mission, compatible with our organizational capacity, respectful of the interests of our varied constituencies, and managed with the highest level of professionalism.
We comply with all applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations. We keep the broader interests of the community in mind, and look for opportunities to become partners with those working in the private and public sectors.
We support and encourage visionary governance, exemplary management, excellent service and program delivery, and exceptional staff. We value and uphold the highest ethical and professional standards in all working relations.
RESPECT AND DIGNITY
We respect the dignity and autonomy of each person, and the integrity, privacy, pride, beliefs, and cultures of our varied constituencies – the people we serve, our staff, donors, volunteers, and others.
CARE AND LOYALTY
As an organization, we enable all our staff members and partners to exercise their duties with care and loyalty. Decisions are made in good faith. We do not use our position for individual personal advantage.
The true measure of our success as a nonprofit is whether individual lives, and our global communities, change for the better as a result of our work. Being mission focused, producing measurable outcomes, conducting program evaluations, and developing and maintaining sound financial management are important elements of our accountability.