We believe that when we insert ourselves into someone else’s life or community intending to effect change, we accept certain responsibilities.
To honor and respect every human being’s value, dignity, rights, and autonomy.
To do no harm. Good intentions do not absolve us of the unintended consequences that can result from uninformed actions.
To check our power and privilege, earn our seat at the table, and follow the leadership and wisdom of the people closest to the problem.
To listen and learn with humility so we can understand the systemic complexity of the problem and the lived experience of those it affects.
To work collaboratively, respectfully, and inclusively in community with all stakeholders.
To hold ourselves accountable for results.
To steward the resources entrusted to us responsibly and transparently.
To recognize the ethical implications of controlling scarce resources in the face of enormous need.