CODE OF CONDUCT 

In the commitment to growing and providing an open, safe, and welcoming environment, all persons affiliated with Raising From the Ashes (the “Corporation”), including staff, volunteers, Board members, Committee members, and sponsors, pledge to making our community and events a harassment-free experience to our most potential; regardless of race, ethnicity, age, body shape, disability, gender identity and expression, experience, education, socio-economic status, nationality, religion, or sexual identity and orientation.

Standards

All persons will discourage and report the following examples of unacceptable behavior:

-          Unwelcomed sexual attention, advances, language, or imagery

-          “Trolling,” insults, or personal/political attacks

-          Verbal, physical, or mental abuse or harassment of any kind

-          Publishing others’ private information publicly or privately without explicit permission

-          Smoking, vaping, drug consumption or distributing, or excessive drinking during events

-          Other conduct reasonably considered and deemed inappropriate in a professional setting

Responsibilities

All persons in the Corporation and members are responsible for clarifying the standards of conduct and are expected to take appropriate and fair action of correction in response to any instances of unacceptable conduct.

Volunteers are asked to review the Code of Conduct and extend questions if needed. Volunteers are expected to follow and report breaks of Conduct. Corrective action will not be performed by volunteers unless specified.

Persons involved in producing and maintaining the community and events have the right to remove, edit, or reject comments of the public on the

Corporation’s communities that are not aligned to this Code of Conduct, if said comments or contributions to the community are inappropriate, threatening, offensive, or harmful. Actions may also include permanent or temporary ban.

Enforcement

Report abusive, harassing, or unacceptable behavior to a superior either in person or in writing.

All complaints will be reviewed, investigated, and result in a response, potentially with corrective action if required and deemed necessary.

Confidentiality and privacy is to be held with regard to the reporter of an incident. Further details of the situation or actions to correct may be posted separately and without inclusion of names unless deemed necessary.

Confidentiality

All staff, members, and volunteers are to abide by the Confidentiality Policy set forth by The Corporation both during and after employment. A copy will be provided and an Acknowledgement shall be signed.

Conflict of Interest 

It is required that all staff, members, and volunteers of the Corporation observe high standards of business and personal ethics in the conduct of their duties and responsibilities. The Corporation is devoted to charitable purposes and strives to avoid conflict of interest to continually operate in accordance with its tax-exempt purpose. The Conflict of Interest Policy (the “Policy”) is adopted to protect the Corporation’s interests when entering into a transaction or arrangement that might benefit the private interest of a director, officer or other person in a position of authority within the Corporation. Each person subject to this Policy shall annually sign the Conflict of Interest Disclosure Form and disclose any on-going relationships and interests that may present a conflict of interest.

Scope

The Code of Conduct applies in both physical and online public communities and social media, events, meetings, internal and external communications involving the Corporation.