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Code of Ethics

Code of Ethics for Consultants

These Code of Ethics are incorporated into the Consultants for Good Terms of Use. All consultants who create a free or paid account on Consultants for Good, agree to the following code of ethics upon registration:

  • Serve paid clients with objectivity, integrity, independence, competence, and professionalism regardless of:
    AgeRaceReligionEthnicity
    NationalityNeuro(a)typicalitySexual orientationPhysical appearance
    Parental or marital statusGender identity or expressionMental or physical disability/illnessSocioeconomic status or background
  • Render services to clients as advertised
  • Make accurate and factual public statements
  • Avoid exaggerated claims in promotion or advertising
  • Ensure that, prior to accepting any engagement, the client and I have a shared understanding of the scope, objectives, work plan, and payment arrangements
  • Only charge fees commensurate with the services delivered and the level of responsibility accepted
  • Respond in a timely way to requests for consultation 
  • Disclose any relationship which might constitute, or create the appearance of, a conflict of interest
  • Work constructively and collaboratively through any conflicts encountered within client relationships 
  • Only accept assignments that I have the experience and competence to perform
  • Serve the long-term interest of my clients, even when the engagement has a short-term focus
  • Carefully avoid taking advantage of proprietary or privileged information, either for use by myself, the client's firm, or another client, without the client's permission
  • Treat with care all confidential client information that is not public knowledge and take reasonable steps to prevent it from access by unauthorized people
  • Disclose to the client, in advance, any commissions, fees, or the like which I may receive for equipment, supplies, or services I recommend to them
  • Steer clear of personal, sexual, or other inappropriate relationships with the client’s staff, board, or volunteers while I am actively serving with them
  • Refrain from inviting any employee of an active or recent client to consider alternative employment without prior discussion with the client
  • If within the scope of my engagement I discover any malfeasance, illegal activities,  dangerous or discriminatory behavior, I will report to appropriate authorities (within or external to the client organization) 

Report violations of this Code of Ethics to the operators of Consultants for Good by contacting us via the Contact Us Form above.

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