Based on the feedback and discussions over the past few months, here is the final version of our principles. Thanks to everyone who contributed to the discussion. 


Nonprofit Technology Professional’s Principles/Code of Conduct

We, as technology professionals serving nonprofit organizations, pledge to:

1.    Do No Intentional Harm to Data or Devices Containing Data

2.    Appreciate, Respect and Adapt Our Approaches Appropriately to an Organization’s Culture, Mission, Context and Resources

3.    Focus On Solutions Appropriate in Both the Short and Long Term to an Organization’s Culture, Mission, Context and Resources

4.    Explain/Demonstrate Technology Strategies and Tools Using Clear, Non-Technical Language

5.    Understand and Communicate the Applicable Excellent Practices, Legal and Technical Requirements Related to Our Work

6.    Engage in Continuous Learning Practices to Maintain Our Skills and Knowledge

7.    Regularly Participate In and Share Our Knowledge With Our Community

8.    Maintain Ethical Practices and Declare Any Conflicts of Interest

9.    Provide Recommendations and Not Directives, Communicating the
Reasoning Behind those Recommendations, Ensuring the Decision is Always
the Clients

10.    If We Charge for Our Services, to be Transparent About Product Pricing and/or Project Costs

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