Code of Conduct
In joining this movement members will commit to sharing information relevant to leading or operating a nonprofit - that will inform, inspire, encourage and educate.
1. Expected Behavior
The following behaviors are expected and requested of all community members: - Participate in an authentic and active way. In doing so, you contribute to the health and longevity of this community. - Exercise consideration and respect in your speech and actions. - Attempt collaboration before conflict.
2. Unacceptable Behavior
The following behaviors are considered harassment and are unacceptable within our community: - Violence, threats of violence or violent language directed against another person. - Sexist, racist, homophobic, ableist or otherwise discriminatory jokes and language. - Posting or displaying sexually explicit or violent material. - Posting or threatening to post other people’s personally identifying information ("doxing"). - Personal insults, particularly those related to gender, sexual orientation, race, religion, or disability. - Inappropriate photography or recording. - Inappropriate physical contact. You should have someone’s consent before touching them. - Unwelcome sexual attention. This includes, sexualized comments or jokes; inappropriate touching, groping, and unwelcomed sexual advances. - Deliberate intimidation, stalking or following (online or in person). - Advocating for, or encouraging, any of the above behavior. - Sustained disruption of community events, including talks and presentations.
3. Consequences of Unacceptable Behavior
Unacceptable behavior from any community member, including sponsors and those with decision-making authority, will not be tolerated. Anyone asked to stop unacceptable behavior is expected to comply immediately. If a community member engages in unacceptable behavior, the community organizers may take any action they deem appropriate, up to and including a temporary ban or permanent expulsion from the community without warning (and without refund in the case of a paid event).
4. Reporting Guidelines
If you are subject to or witness unacceptable behavior, or have any other concerns, please notify a community organizer as soon as possible. Additionally, community organizers are available to help community members engage with local law enforcement or to otherwise help those experiencing unacceptable behavior feel safe. In the context of in-person events, organizers will also provide escorts as desired by the person experiencing distress.
5. Addressing Grievances
If you feel you have been falsely or unfairly accused of violating this Code of Conduct, you should notify the group administration with a concise description of your grievance. Your grievance will be handled in accordance with our existing governing policies.
We expect all community participants (contributors, paid or otherwise; sponsors; and other guests) to abide by this Code of Conduct in all community venues–online and in-person–as well as in all one-on-one communications pertaining to community business. This code of conduct and its related procedures also applies to unacceptable behavior occurring outside the scope of community activities when such behavior has the potential to adversely affect the safety and well-being of community members.
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